Credit card debt can feel sooo overwhelming.
But there is one type of plastic that can help you get out of that slippery slope: 0% credit cards.
If you’ve been wondering whether you should get one, or itching to know whether it could actually help you pay off credit card debt, keep reading.
We give you the full DL on everything you need to know to make the best decision for you and your wallet.
Basically, 0% credit cards function just like a regular credit card, but they (temporarily) do not charge any interest on your balance.
Normal credit cards charge between 15-30% APR (annual percentage rate: AKA interest) on your unpaid balance.
This. is. A. LOT.
If you have to pay this amount of interest every month, it becomes almost impossible to pay off your credit cards.
0% credit cards can help you chip away at your credit card debt.
Which is ah-mazing.
Keep in mind... These puppies aren't 0% forever. But they can act as a solid bridge to get you into a debt-free situation.
In sum: because it’s worth it. Especially if you’re in the red.
If you pay off your credit cards in full every month -- no need to use a 0% credit card. You can if you want to, but you might get more from a rewards card instead.
If you do not pay off your credit cards in full every month -- this might be for you.
If you have credit card debt, and you’ve been making the “minimum payment” thinking you’re in the clear, know this: you are NOT paying the full balance.
This is very tricky and misleading on credit card sites. They’ll say "paid" or "you owe $0" and that is not true!!!
Can 0% credit cards help you pay off your credit card debt? Yes!
But keep these things in mind before you get one:
Technology is amazing. When you apply for a 0% credit card, they ask you to enter the credit card number of the card you'd like to transfer the balance from.
The balance transfer happens automatically within a couple weeks. Srsly. Just like that! Magic.
YES! But of course, the MOST important piece of all is your debt payoff plan.
Lower interest rates can only get you so far. Without a solid plan, you might not be able to cash in on all of the benefits of using a 0% credit card to lower your debt.
That’s where Penny comes in. We can help you figure out the $$$ you should be paying every month to pay off all your credit cards, and any other debt you’ve racked up.
Truth is, debt doesn’t have to be this scary, invisible monster. That’s what the finance world wants you to think.
Because those interest fees? That’s cash in their pocket.
And our goal? To keep your cash in your pocket.
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