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Help for the New Year’s Credit Card Hangover

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If you tightened your belt and cut down on your spending last year, it seemed to make sense to cut loose in December and buy holiday gifts, decorations, and other goodies with your credit card. Now, you have a post-spending hangover. Wincing won’t make it go away, though, and come the first week of February [...]

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Published on January 15th, 2010 - Leave a Comment
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Using 0% Balance Transfers to Dig Yourself Out of Debt

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While it’s true that you can’t borrow your way out of debt, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use credit cards to help dig yourself out of a financial hole. You can apply for and use balance transfers to reduce your interest rate, ideally all the way to zero.
How it works
Start by applying for one [...]

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Published on August 20th, 2008 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Balance Transfers, Debt Reduction

Carnival of Debt Reduction #135

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Good morning and welcome to the 135th Carnival of Debt Reduction.
Before we jump into the carnival itself…
If you’re new to Credit Addict then welcome! If not, then welcome back!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Credit Addict, this site is an outgrowth FiveCentNickel. It was launched just three and half months ago, during which [...]

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Published on April 14th, 2008 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Debt Reduction, Link Love

Beware the Promise of “Interest-Free” Purchases

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Have you ever been tempted to take advantage of an interest-free offer from a retailer? Just think… You’ve saved and saved for that new bedroom set, and now they’re offering you a chance to leave that money in your high-yield savings account so you can keep earning interest for 12 (or more) months while enjoying [...]

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Published on April 9th, 2008 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Debt Reduction

Dealing With ‘Debt Hangover’

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‘Tis the season… To start paying off your holiday bills, that is. According to a recent AP news article:
Even before the 2007 holiday spending season began, Americans added more than $50 billion to their credit cards in the first 10 months of the year to reach a record total of $928.5 billion in October, according [...]

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Published on January 4th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Debt Reduction

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