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Consolidate credit card debt
People who are in debt (credit card debt) often get to hear this advice ‘Consolidate credit card debt’. So, what does that ‘Consolidate credit card debt’ mean? Well, pretty simply, ‘Consolidate credit card debt’ means consolidating the debt on various credit cards into one (or two) credit card. This consolidation can be done either through a low interest bank loan or by transferring balance to a new credit card (i.e. transferring the amount you owe, on one or more credit card, to a new credit card(s)).
So what should you do when you are looking to consolidate credit cards? Well, the key thing to look for is the APR or the annual percentage rate. Whatever method you adopt to consolidate credit cards, APR will always be the key; in fact, you could say that it is the sole criteria to look for. So, if you use a bank loan to consolidate credit card debt, the interest rate on the bank loan should be lower than the APR of the credit cards whose debt you are consolidating. Similarly, if you are moving to another credit card, you must make sure that the APR of the new credit card is lesser than the credit cards whose debt you are consolidating. However, there is a catch that you must be aware of when laying a plan to consolidate credit card debt. The APR rates advertised by most credit card suppliers are the short term APR rates which are meant to lure you to consolidate credit card debt with them. By short term we mean APR rates that will applicable only for an initial period of less than 12 months or some other period after which the APR rates increase. When you go on to consolidate credit card debt with these credit card suppliers, they will offer you a lower (even 0%) APR for the first 6-12 months; and a much higher APR after that. You should check what this higher APR rate is. Your decision to consolidate credit card debt will be fruitful only if the new APR rate is lower than or equal to the APR on your current credit card. You might check with your current credit card supplier to see if he is able to lower your APR (if that works, it will make things really easy for you).
Before you move on to consolidate credit card debt you should understand that consolidating credit card debt will be beneficial only if you pledge to adopt and follow disciplined approach to credit card usage i.e. controlled spending and regular/timely payment of credit card dues.
Types of Loan
Car loans are the loans that are used for financing the purchase of a car, paying whose price in cash is not quite affordable because of the huge tags of price attached to them. People take loans for financing cars, which they find as the best way of buying a car, because disposing such big amounts at a time is not very feasible for any average individual. Only very few people, with strong bank balances can afford to buy cars by paying in cash. But the best way of financing purchase of cars is by grabbing car loans, which are much more accessible and also involve low interest rates and easy installments.
Car loans have a proper procedure, which the individual needs to understand before choosing for the car loan that suits to him. It involves a complete process, where the individual needs to be thorough about the things; he is going to indulge into and should collect all the details regarding the loan of the car.
The first thing that the individual is supposed to do is, figure out the place from where he wants to get his loan from, to be precise, what schemes and discounts policies of which institution suits him the best. There are different institutions that offer such car loans like banks, dealers, auto manufacturers and private lenders also indulge in providing car loans.
After deciding on the institution from which the individual wants to take the car loan, the second thing that needs attention is the fact whether he needs the loan for buying a new car or a used car. This is an important factor since the interest rates depend on this; generally the interest rate is lower for loans used for buying new cars than that which are used for buying used cars. Besides this, the time period available for repaying the amount of loan for new cars are far more stretched than that for used ones, which is for sure an added advantage.
The consumers of these loans must be very careful, they should not believe on the fake advertisements that are been published and displayed now and then to attract more and more consumers. The consumer should check into these commercials thoroughly before they settle down on things, because these commercials are usually false and are no way real. These loans involve high down payments and also immense high rates, which make them really impossible for the customers.
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