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We have a good income, relatively low debt and a good credit rating.  We recently undertook $10K plus in debt with a vacation points resort company.  Is there any reason why we shouldn't charge that balance onto one of our current credit cards, then shortly after, send the debt to a new card we've been approved for which offers a 0% APR on credit card balance transfers into 2016? That way we'd have until early 2016 to pay down the principle.  I just wanted to make sure there was nothing questionable about this approach.  Thanks.

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There are two sides to this issue. What make sense financially and what makes sense for credit score.

The credit score goes down as you max out a credit card. It is that simple. If you think you are going to finance something major like a car or home and want preferred rates then this move might cost you extra on financing.

Financially this makes sense because you are borrowing money at 0%. That is not bad. It is as good as it gets.

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Chris Ebert

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I can answer questions for Texas residents concerning issues that involve creditor and debtor rights. Specifically, I can answer questions concerning: FDCPA, FACTA, FCRA, and Texas state collections violations. Further I can guide consumers as how to repair their own credit with out the need for hiring a credit repair company.

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For the last 10 years I have worked as a Sr. Paralegal in a law firm (https://txclf.com) that defends debtors against their creditors. I have reviewed thousands of credit reports and under the supervision of our attorney helped thousands of clients resolve their credit issues.

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