My AAA Mastercard gives me rebates on gas, but I’m looking for a card that gives me a balance transfer option, plus more reward options. What should I look for in a new credit card?
Answered on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by
Amy Miller

When you’re searching for a new credit card, it can be tricky to figure out which one is right for you. One thing you might want to do is decide which is your priority right now: a balance transfer card, or a card with great rewards. When you’re transferring a balance, you’ll want to refrain from making new purchases on the card until your balance is paid off. So, your rewards card should be a separate credit card than your balance transfer card. The good news is, there’s no reason you can’t apply for both types of cards, as long as your credit is above average. Find a card with a long 0% APR offer to transfer your balances to, and ensure that it has a low balance transfer fee as well. Then look for an excellent cash back card, or travel rewards card, so you can earn rewards for every dollar you spend.

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Unfortunately, you will not be able to do this. If you have a balance with, for example, Chase Bank, you won’t be able to get a different credit card from Chase and transfer that balance for a zero-interest deal. But fortunately, there are many balance transfer offers to choose from, so chances are, you’ll be […]

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If you’re carrying a balance on a credit card that has a high interest rate, the best thing to do is apply for a balance transfer credit card with a zero-percent interest rate for a limited time. These cards, which give you a 0% APR for anywhere from six months to 21 months, are a […]

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