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Finding Low Interest Credit by Jakob Jelling

Getting low interest credit to finance your home or car, or to get a low interest credit card requires that you have good credit. Bad credit can disqualify you from many loans and from securing low interest rates.

It is important to find low interest when getting a credit card. Low interest credit cards can save you a lot of money over time. A great number of bankruptcies are declared each year because of overwhelming credit card debt. Low interest credit cards can help you avoid such a situation.

You can find low interest credit cards by shopping around. Conducting your search on the Internet can help you browse through the wide variety of credit card choices available.

You may have seen many advertisements for low interest credit on the TV or newspaper. Many of these offers require a person to have good credit. Sometimes low interest credit card advertisements may only state the introductory rate. The introductory rate is only applicable for a stated period of time and it will increase after the period has expired. Therefore it is important to find out what the long term APR is on any given credit card. The introductory rate can be as low as 0%.

Low interest credit cards can be great to transfer the balance from your old credit cards. This means you will end up paying a lot less interest on your balance. Make sure that your low interest credit card accepts transfers and find out if there is a transfer limit.

Low interest cards may not have many additional offers and rewards on purchases. Low interest credit cards are best for those people who normally carry over a balance each month.

Some low interest credit cards may offer a grace period of about a month. A grace period is a period of time for which you do not get any additional charges levied on if you fail to pay the bill.

When searching for low interest credit cards, it is also important to be aware of the fees associated with using the credit card. These fees can include annual fees, transfer fees, approval fees, etc.

If you have increased your credit score from the last time you got a credit card, you can apply for a new low interest credit card. A credit check can let you know if you are improving your credit score.

Low interest credit is also beneficial to financing your home, automobile and similar items. To get low interest car loans, it is beneficial to search online. Low interest home equity loans can substantially decrease your monthly payments. Find out your credit rating before you search for a loan. Next you can locate the average interest rates for people with similar ratings. This way you will know when you are getting a good deal.

If you have run up your debt to an unmanageable amount, you can seek debt reduction services to bring it under control. One way to reduce your debt by lowering your interest rates is to seek debt consolidation. Debt consolidation allows you to pay off your loans through one low interest credit loan.

A debt consolidation service can help you find low interest credit. Debt consolidation usually allows you to get a secured loan to finance your unsecured loans. A secured loan is a low interest credit loan since it is backed by collateral.

One way a debt consolidation service can help you is by re-mortgaging on your current home. Re-mortgaging includes finding low interest credit loans to substitute for your current mortgage. By getting this better deal, you will end up saving a lot of money on interest payments.

About The Author

Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.cashbazar.com. Visit his website for the latest on personal finance, debt elimination, budgeting, credit cards and real estate.

My Neighbor Got A New Car by Al Thomas

I don’t know what kind it is, but I saw it on TV running full speed along the shore (I don’t live near the shore) throwing up spray or maybe it was that one climbing up the steep mountain trail thru the mud, rocks and snow. Very exciting. (I don’t live near the mountains either.) WOW! Just what I need.

But there are a few obstacles.

It costs about $28,000. (That’s close to the average annual wage.) I have perfect credit and they’ll give it to me for no money down. All I have to do is make the monthly payments for the next 5 years of only $541. Maybe it won’t be that much because I’ll be trading in my car and I have it almost paid for it.

I can see me now headed for the beach or climbing that mountain in that shiny new car.

I tell my wife.

She says, "So".

I say, "Waddayamean ‘so’?"

She elaborates that our car is almost paid for and hasn’t a scratch on it. It looks like new when it is washed and waxed and runs great. She whacks me with if I want a different car we can have this one repainted and put on new slip covers. The transmission and AC have both been replaced and it has less than 100,000 miles on it. She remembers the engine is rated for 200,000 miles and the tires are good for another 50,000 miles. How does she recall those statistics? I can’t win for losing with this woman.

There is a tone in her voice that I know means finality when she iterates, "You might want a new car, but we don’t need one". My reply is the car might break down and may cost thousands to fix". Her lightning reply, "Well, it won’t cost $28,000 and our insurance bill won’t go up either. If you want payments you can make an extra mortgage payment each month. Better yet let’s knock down that credit card debt."

I hear the air hissing out of my balloon. No beach. No mountains. Forget all that practical stuff like saving for retirement or having some extra cash put away for emergencies. Damn.

BUT – my neighbor has a new car.

About The Author

Al Thomas’ best selling book, “If It Doesn’t Go Up, Don’t Buy It!” has helped thousands of people make money and keep their profits with his simple 2-step method. Read the first chapter and receive his market letter at www.mutualfundmagic.com and discover why he’s the man that Wall Street does not want you to know.

Copyright 2005

al@mutualfundmagic.com

Personal Debt Reduction Practices by Gary Gresham

Personal debt reduction practices, the steps people take to relieve the debt in their lives and to become more financially free, are a hot topic among financial circles. American spending habits are producing more people who are deeper in debt rather than people trying to achieve financial freedom.

The amount of debt Americans go into each year is mounting as most people strive to keep up with the Jones’ rather than to live within their means. The phrase “living beyond your means” means spending more money that you make, and occurs when the money that is outgoing exceeds the money that is incoming.

While there will be times in a person’s life when they cannot save and may spend beyond what they make, such as when buying a house or a car, or in times of crisis, everyday personal debt reduction practices make sense to reduce debt and can then be applied to ward debt off forever.

Personal debt reduction practices begin with a reevaluation of the money you spend and the money you make, and require a commitment to stop the debt cycle.

Throw away all credit offers as they come in and choose wisely before taking out any further loans. Get to know your habits and your current financial situation and stop all compulsive spending. This requires making lists of your bills; lists of your debts and then comparing these monetary amounts to the income you generate every week and month.

Self-reflection will tell you if you have your priorities in the right place, and you can then begin to prune your spending to better reflect what is important to you as well as to save money to spend on debt. Analyzing which debt and interest accrues fastest will help you to choose which debts to pay off the fastest.

Write down your plan of action and then hold yourself to the promises you have made to yourself. Financial freedom is within your grasp with just a little time and effort on your part. Each good decision builds on the one before to create a snowball effect of success in the debt repayment game. Personal debt reduction practices make sense for the long run and offer you a way to achieve financial freedom.

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About The Author

Gary Gresham

This article is supplied by http://www.credit-repair-facts.com where you will find credit information, debt elimination programs and informative facts that give you the knowledge to correct your own credit and credit report. For more credit related articles like these go to: http://www.credit-repair-facts.com/articles_1.html




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