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[Oct 30, 2009.]


Reasons To Eliminate Credit Card Debt

  • Credit card debt can be very expensive. Interest rates can be upwards of twenty percent.
  • If for some reason you miss a payment or your payment arrives late, you will likely pay a hefty fee.
  • Carrying a large balance from month to month can hurt your credit score. The general rule is to carry no more than thirty percent of your available balance.
  • As the economy rebounds from the long recession, interest rates are likely to increase.
  • Eliminating credit card debt or at least trying to reduce debt is a smart move.

Debt Consolidation Loans

Find a debt consolidation loan that will lower the interest you pay on your debt. There is no point in following a debt consolidation program unless it improves your situation. Beware of debt consolidation programs that are more expensive than just paying the credit card debt yourself. Good debt consolidation loan companies can be found if you do a little research. You want a company that is honest and upfront about their fees and charges. Some companies charge their full fees upfront before they even begin paying down your credit card debt. Don't fall for that. There are companies who charge a smaller flat management fee to facilitate your debt relief plan.

Consolidate Credit Card Debt

You may not need to take a debt consolidation loan. You may be able to consolidate your credit card debt on your own. There may be a number of zero percent interest credit cards available for balance transfers. These offers can be short term or for the life of the loan. Read the credit card disclosure paperwork carefully before making a decision. Credit consolidation can be tricky. Read the fine print. Know exactly when your interest rate might adjust and keep a calendar to remind you. Try to have as much of the balance paid off as you can before the interest rate moves higher. It's time to get out of debt!

Debt Consolidation: Now Is The Time To Act On

Recent changes in legislation may mean that debt consolidation is more difficult in the future. Congress is working hard on tightening banking regulations. Guidelines for getting a loan are already tough. Before the laws tighten more, get out of debt. If you can't immediately get out of debt, consult a professional today for debt consolidation loans.


About Author:

Renee Morgan has been a loan officer for over eighteen years. She is also a freelance writer and guest expert for radio and TV.

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