Avoid the Dangers of 0% Interest Credit Cards
Seeing an advertisement for credit card with a 0% interest rate doesn’t mean the rate is always going to stay that way or even that you’re going to qualify. Many times, this kind of offer is an introductory rate and doesn’t last very long.
Furthermore, unless you have a stellar credit profile, you might not reap the benefits. If you start charging unnecessary purchases on the card that you can’t pay off before the interest rate goes up, you could find yourself footing a big interest bill.
Before you apply for such a credit card, consider reviewing your credit report to see if you meet the creditor’s terms and conditions.
You can also learn how applying for a new credit card impacts your credit score, with other online resources like our Score Planner™, which is free to everyone.
About the Author
Mark Kennan is a freelance writer specializing in finance-related topics. He has worked as a sports editor and published articles on a number of online outlets.
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