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Refinancing To Pay Off Credit
The goal of consolidating credit card debt is to lower your the amount of
interest you will pay. With lower interest rates, more of your payment can go
toward paying off your principal and getting you out of debt sooner. We don't
usually recommend closing existing accounts that are paid off. This will usually
have a negative impact on your fico scores. It shows most lenders that you can
have an account with out having to use it.
Try Refinancing or Obtain a home equity loan offers the best financial benefits.
Not only will you find the lowest rates with this type of loan, but interest
payments are tax deductible. Monthly payments can also be reduced by lengthening
your loan terms.
Personal loans are also an option. With relatively low rates, debt can be
quickly paid off. You can also transfer credit card balances to a new card that
offers 0% financing.
Reducing Interest With A debt Management Plan
debt management plans handle your unsecured accounts and negotiate lower rates
with creditors. Most plans will have you pay off your accounts in less than five
years. Your credit will be temporarily lowered if creditors report delayed or
lower interest payments. But most often, in a year's time you can apply for new
Eliminating Part Of Your Debt
debt negotiation companies can eliminate part of your debt for a fee. There are
some risks with this approach. First, your credit will be affected, showing
non-payment for seven years. Secondly, not all creditors will reduce your debt.
However, negotiating debt may keep you from declaring bankruptcy.
Researching For The Best Deal
No matter which approach you pick to lower your credit card debt, make sure you
research several companies. Request quotes on rates and fees, along with their
terms. Be wary of companies that offer impossibly good deals. And ask questions
about the details.
Remember too that by lowering your debt, you are saving yourself money in the
future. Improving your credit score will qualify you for better rates for
mortgages and car loans.