Tag Archives: balance transfer

5 lessons from my first balance transfer card

Kelly Dilworth

Earlier this week, I took advantage of a 0 percent balance transfer offer for the first time since I started using credit. The process of searching for the right balance transfer card and applying for it went relatively smoothly. However,…
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What you can learn from my flurry of debt consolidation offers

John Egan

A virtual forest full of trees must have been chopped down to produce the paper for all the offers I’ve recently received in the mail to consolidate my credit card debts. While it would be enticing to jump on at…
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He put a vehicle on his credit card to get the points

Jeff Herman

Chris Mixter, who put his new Odyssey on his credit card to get 45,000 miles for an upcoming trip, says he’d do things differently now. “It’s not something I would recommend,” the IT consultant in Virginia now says. “Savvy mileage…
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Why I’ve soured on a sweet credit card offer

John Egan

An appealing credit card offer recently showed up in my mailbox, but I’m taking a pass. Why? The offer, from the company that provides my auto and renter’s insurance (come to find out, the insurer owns a card-issuing bank) invites…
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UK cards: Long balance transfers, skimpy signup bonuses

Jenny Hoff

Pretty much everything is more expensive in the United Kingdom than in the U.S., including credit cards, but that’s not stopping British shoppers from turning to plastic for purchases. After having written several stories on the lavish reward opportunities that…
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