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How to Get Out of Debt Faster, Part 1

Money Girl’s 5 easy tactics to pay less interest, save more money, and create a more secure financial future.

By
Laura Adams, MBA
5-minute read
Episode #254

What is a Balance Transfer?

Another way to slash the amount of interest you pay on debt is to move it to a balance transfer credit card. This is a special type of credit card that offers low or no interest during a promotional period if you transfer existing credit card debt or a qualifying loan balance to the new card.

Just like with any credit card, your credit score will determine the credit limit and interest rate that you’re offered. Balance transfer terms and fees vary widely, so be sure read the fine print to use them wisely. Check out Should You Use a Balance Transfer Credit Card? to learn more.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a trusted and frequent source for the national media. Her book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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