Balance Transfer Advice

Balance Transfers Won’t Affect Credit Card Rewards Payout

Balance Transfers Won’t Affect Credit Card Rewards Payout
May 29, 2012 No Comments »

Here’s an issue I’ve been seeing a lot of lately. Nowadays, credit card issuers are offering some pretty enticing deals to get customers in the door. In fact, it’s not entirely uncommon to see cash back bonuses of $500 or ... Read More »

The Simplest Way to Lower Your Credit Card APR

The Simplest Way to Lower Your Credit Card APR
May 24, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re looking to save some money and balance your budget, the first place you should look is at unnecessary outflows of cash. You know, the $4 Starbucks coffee you buy each morning, or the expensive lunches you treat yourself ... Read More »

How to Avoid the Credit Card Balance Transfer Trap

How to Avoid the Credit Card Balance Transfer Trap
May 16, 2012 No Comments »

I’ve written more than I ever thought I would about credit card balance transfers, but it seems most people are still in the dark when it comes to these money-saving tools. I would venture to say that most credit cardholders ... Read More »

Balance Transfers Do Not Have Grace Periods

Balance Transfers Do Not Have Grace Periods
May 2, 2012 No Comments »

Most of the time I highlight the good qualities of credit card balance transfers. After all, they are designed to save credit cardholders money, so there is plenty of good to speak of. But there are some balance transfer drawbacks, ... Read More »

Can You Balance Transfer a Cash Advance?

Can You Balance Transfer a Cash Advance?
April 25, 2012 No Comments »

Balance transfer Q%A: “Can you balance transfer a cash advance?” In an earlier post, I compared and contrasted balance transfers and cash advances, which are very different financial instruments. Put simply, credit card cash advances are an absolute last resort. ... Read More »

Are Balance Transfers Safe?

Are Balance Transfers Safe?
October 12, 2011 No Comments »

If you’ve been thinking about executing a balance transfer, you may be wondering if they’re safe to use. This is a legitimate concern, considering money is involved. So what’s the answer? Well, as with anything that involves your money and ... Read More »

You Can’t Balance Transfer Within the Same Bank

You Can’t Balance Transfer Within the Same Bank
October 5, 2011 2 Comments »

A good number of consumers seemed to get tripped up by credit card balance transfers and how they work. As I’ve said before, credit card issuers don’t do a great job explaining how to use them. Instead, they simply bombard ... Read More »

How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt
August 31, 2011 2 Comments »

Perhaps one of the best ways to efficiently and effectively consolidate credit card debt is via a balance transfer. You’ve probably received balance transfer offers from your credit card issuers in the mail, and if you don’t know what a ... Read More »

Balance Transfer vs. Personal Loan

August 18, 2011 No Comments »

It’s that time again, where I compare balance transfers to other financial instruments to see which is best in particular situations. Today’s matchup: “balance transfer vs. personal loan.” Balance Transfers In short, a balance transfer allows you to shift high-APR ... Read More »

0% Balance Transfer Isn’t Necessarily No Fee

August 3, 2011 No Comments »

While this may sound like an obvious mistake, I wanted to clear something up for others new to the balance transfer game. A reader noted that they received a “zero percent balance transfer fee credit card” from a credit card ... Read More »