Credit Cards And Credit Repair

By: John Porter

What today's studies and research reveal is that the personal debt of Americans has reached an all time high now. However, what these figures don't do for us is to help us in any way to get rid of our debts. It is left to us to find our way out. So don't bother too much about the national figures and the research outcomes.

All you got to do is stay in control of your debts. Before the debt situation goes out of your control get a grip of it and try and eliminate it. There are quite a few alternatives doing the rounds today in which you can actually do some credit repair. One of the most popular of these is using credit cards to get rid of your debts. How does that work? We'll explain.

This has become quite common these days. You get yourself a credit card. Buy stuff using that card's credit limit and then you don't have enough money to repay the bank. So what do you do? You move your debt from one credit card to another. Thereby you can defer your payments for the debt. But this is one tricky way to deal with your debts.

As you move from one card to another, additional interest gets accumulated and you also need to pay transfer fees for moving from one card to another. All that you get in return is some extra time. If this continues for too long, you'll end up with nowhere to go and completely bankrupt.

So is it an option at all? It is, in a way. Today credit card companies are desperate to gain as much market share as possible. This desperation leads them to make offers that can actually work out to your great advantage. To move your debt from one credit card to another you might not need to pay any transfer fee. Also the rate of interest that you will have to pay may be lower. So you can end up striking a good deal.

But always be weary of such offers. First of all the interest rates are often not fixed and can change at any point of time. More importantly, there can be clauses in your agreement where if you fail to pay even once, you might need to go back to the old interest rates and pay the transfer fee.

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