I have balances on several cards, I want to get rid of debt and build my credit. What do I do?

Answered on November 01, 2017
Updated on November 01, 2017
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
The best solution in such a case is to consolidate your debt on one card and to pay it off gradually but in one piece. You may use balance transfer cards for that. It works like that: you transfer your balance on to this card and then pay it off. Such cards often have low intro rate offers or even 0% intro APR offer that will help you pay off most or all of your debt without paying any interest. Note that you need always pay on time or you may lose your 0% intro APR offer. Before you transfer your balance, check that the issuer of your new card is not the issuer of your current cards - mostly it's not possible to transfer balances within one bank.
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