For individuals with debt on several credit cards, it can make sense to transfer the balances over to the card with the lowest interest rate, creating one payment and lowering interest overall.Some people even open a new card with a 0 percent APR for a promotional introductory period (many of these run the gamut from six to 24 months) and transfer other balances over to that card.“Debt consolidation really depends on the person and the type of debt,” Germano said.
By consolidating debt with a personal loan, you can save considerably — sometimes up to 40 percent of the total debt.
Interest rates, annual fees and features are effective as of January 20, 2017 and are subject to change without notice.
Debt consolidation involves combining multiple unsecured debts into one bill, which can be helpful if you’re overwhelmed by an assortment of monthly payments.
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