Thursday, September 27, 2007

Losing Interest

After I wrote my post on The Value of Interest, I received a comment from paidtwice. She had discovered a credit card with 0% interest for 12 months and no transfer fee. It's the AT&T Universal card and I was thrilled to learn about it! So I decided to apply for it myself and see if I could cut my interest paid.

I applied online and was instantly approved, with a credit limit of $5300!! Yessa! As soon as I get the card, I am going to switch $5100 of our second-highest interest debt to the 0% card. Why $5100? Because I'm leaving myself a buffer in the off chance that there is a fee somewhere so I don't go over the limit. (And I would raise holy heck if that were the case, but still.) Why the second highest interest rate? Because the highest one will be gone in October! I was hoping for September, but some unexpected expenses arose and it had to be pushed back.

I can't wait until I can crunch the numbers tonight and see how much interest this is going to save me!


paidtwice said...

Cool! Glad it was still available.

I've completed my balance transfer and I was not charged a fee. It is pretty simple to do online if you roll that way. There was a screen I could select the offer I wanted to use (um, the 0% interest no fee one, thanks lol) and it went off without a hitch. I am safely transferred and no fee in sight. :)

Good luck!

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