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Using credit card balance transfer to pay Mortgage line of credit

I have a mortgage which has a credit margin at rate of 5.75% which I would like to get rid of as soon as possible. One strategy to lower the interest cost would be to using one of my credit card to ...
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Credit influence of transferring debt to new account

I understand that the age of my accounts has an impact on my credit score. My oldest account, by a wide margin, is my federal student loan. I'm hoping to minimize my payments in size and/or how long I ...
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How to handle fee for a balance transfer?

To save some money on interest, last week I transferred a balance of $17,500 from my student loan account to my credit card for 0% APR for 18 months and a 2% transfer fee. The transfer fee ($350) ...
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Medical Bills and IRA Distributions

From my research I think we have unknowingly and accidentally screwed ourselves here, but I would like to ask to confirm. Oct 2015: Our son needed emergency surgery when we were traveling in Panama ...
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High credit utilization, some high interest - but credit score not overly bad. How to attack debt in this situation?

I presently have: Credit Card, £2250 balance, interest rate of 17.43% Credit Card, £1500 balance, interest rate of 39.9% (3.5% min payment) Credit Card, £2400, interest rate of 34% Overdraft of £...
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Interest charges on balance transfer when purchases are involved

I just finished reading a great explanation on how interest is determined and how to avoid. It was stated the way to avoid interest is to pay off your full statement balance each month. Example: - ...
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Do no-balance-transfer-fee credit cards make exceptions in their special offers?

I have a wide array of credit cards that I use to maximize rewards. Every now and then I get an offer in the mail from one of the cards I haven't used in a while, offering 0% APR on balance transfers ...
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Balance transfer reward, is there a downside?

My credit union is offering a credit card promotion, 2% cash back on balance transfers No balance transfer/cash advance fees I currently have ~$13k in savings/CDs earning 1%-1.1%. Is there a ...
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What does this section about revolving balances in a credit card TAC mean?

So, I'm about to hit the end a promotional period on a credit card that I used to buy an engagement ring. I'm looking at about $3000 in interest added back onto the card, which I don't really want, so ...
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Strategy to save the most on interest

I'm planning on applying for a credit card that offers 0% APR on balance transfers for 15 months and $0 balance transfer fees. I'm thinking on using this card to pay down some of my student loans. ...
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Credit CARD Act and applying payments to recent purchases and balance transfer

The Credit CARD (Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure) Act in the U.S. states that payment amounts made in addition to the minimum payment must be applied to balances carrying the highest ...
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Transferring balance to a debit card

I often receive credit card offers in the mail with very attractive balance transfer options. I wonder what will happen if apply to a a credit card and try to transfer a balance to a debit card. ...
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Can I use balance transfer to buy car?

I am in market to buy new car but I am a little short on money. I could finance the car but if buy on cash, I will qualify for additional savings up to $1000. Furthermore even if I finance the car ...
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Can I negotiate a 0% transaction fee with my credit card company?

Whenever a month or two passes without using one of my credit cards, the respective bank usually sends me an offer for a 0% APR for a year or so on balance transfers. They send me these blank checks ...
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Transfering balance between VISA cards in different continents

Is it possible to transfer credit card balance from a VISA card issued in Europe to a VISA card issued in the US? I've never done balance transfers before, and I (US card holder) need to help my ...
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Balance transfer from Wells Fargo to Chase

I have had a Wells Fargo Credit Card for about 3 years with a limit of $3100 and a chase bank credit card since January with a limit of $3000. Wells Fargo is charging me close to 13% and chase has its ...
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Is it acceptable to balance transfer a credit card's balance to itself?

Is it acceptable to balance transfer credit card debt to the same card? Often, balance transfer promotions come as checks in the mail, and I learned that you may write that check to yourself and ...
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Transferring money to Indian private bank

I work for a friend overseas who want to pay me through SKRILL (MONEYBOOKERS - PAYPAL like service) in USD. I would have my Moneybookers account linked to my Savings Bank Account in a private indian ...
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Explain this balance transfer offer

We have 3 credit cards which, up until this past summer, were always paid off in full. This past summer there was a perfect storm of events (car trouble + family emergency) and we are slowly paying ...
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How is “Balance Subject To Interest Rate” calculated?

I was approved for a balance transfer of $2,500 to a card, and that month my statement looked like this: INTEREST CHARGES (APR 2013) -------------------------------------------------------------------...
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How to dispute a balance transfer that never posted with other creditor?

Three months ago, I did a credit union credit card balance transfer at 0% to pay down three student PLUS loans. In the payments, the account number and sequence number for the three loans were given. ...
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When does interest start for a 0% APR balance transfer?

I have made a balance transfer with 0% APR for 12 months and paid only the minimum for 12 months. I wasn't charged any interest and if I pay the balance in full before 12 months is over, I don't get ...
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How to arrive at the fee-adjusted APR (accounting for balance transfer fee, but not inflation)?

I'm trying to figure out the fee-adjusted interest rate paid when incurring a balance transfer fee on a loan, not accounting for inflation. If the APR is 4%, the loan 5000, the transfer 2% and you ...
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Mint.com: How to set up savings line items in budget: As expense, income, or neither?

This question is really more specific to Mint.com since I do all of my personal account management there. In the Budgets tab, I always have the unaccounted transactions at the bottom of the page where ...
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Possible to use balance transfers to avoid interest with major credit cards?

I recently paid off a balance transfer and then this thought occurred to me. Let's say you have $3000 of debt outstanding on a credit card. The goal is not to pay interest while you work to save the $...
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What does zero interest on credit card balance transfers mean in practical terms?

I'm considering applying for another credit card with my existing bank. (It's a Platinum Credit Card if any one is interested). The site states: 0% on balance transfers for 16 months What does this ...
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Is it a bad idea to transfer all my money via ATM?

I recently moved out of state and have all my money in the bank where I used to live. I've opened up an account at a credit union here, and want to transfer my money from my first bank to this one. ...
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How do I find the best 0% interest balance transfer credit card available in the U.S.?

How can I find the best 0% interest balance transfer credit card? Or is there a website that will tell me or help me find the best cards available? It's hard to filter through all the small print on ...
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Is it worth it to use “balance transfer” credit cards, to take advantage of low-rate offered as sign-up incentives?

I'm attracted by the low interest, but scared of having too many credit cards and losing track of payments, or worse, adversely-affecting my credit rating or future borrowing potential by having "too ...