Debt Consolidation or Credit
Debt Consolidation is to combine outstanding debts into one or several loans. The important thing to remember is that with a consolidation you are not reducing the principal debt amount you owe. In most cases your principal debt will increase at first because of closing costs or transfer fees. A Credit Consolidation can be a good move but only if the new loan is at a lower interest rate than the individual debt items. Over the years I have advised hundreds of clients on how to get out of debt. It seems that initially most people want to consolidate their debts to not only reduce interest but to make their lives easier by making only one payment.
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Credit Cards for people with a bad credit history
Getting approved for a credit card with poor credit is difficult. Because of your low credit score, or no credit history, many credit card companies consider you a bad risk. Fortunately, there are ways around this problem. Obtaining a credit card with poor credit is doable. However, it’s going to require a little effort and research. Here are a few tips for getting easily approved for a credit card with bad credit.
Apply for a Retail or Gas Credit Card
If no credit history is standing in the way of you getting a major credit card, consider applying with small retail stores or obtaining a gas card. Unless you are a student, most credit card companies do not willing approve those with no credit history. However, store accounts are easier to qualify for. After approval, use the card responsibly. This will help build or improve your credit score, which makes getting approved for a major credit card effortless.
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