Consolidation works best when your ultimate goal is to pay off debt.
The four most effective ways to consolidate credit card debt are: This type of credit card charges no interest for a promotional period, often 12 to 18 months, and allows you to transfer all your other credit card balances over to it.
Most issuers charge a balance transfer fee of around 3%, and some also charge an annual fee.
Before you choose a card, calculate whether the interest you save over time will wipe out the cost of the fee.
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