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My Plan has been Foiled!

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If you read the post before this one, I wasn’t sure what credit card to pay using my overpayment refund, but a master plan was brewing in my mind (muwahaha).

I was ready and raring to go and to pay off Credit Card #4 and wait for a nice balance transfer option to then use towards Credit Card #2. But then I looked in my mailbox today and received a balance transfer offer from Credit Card #4:

4.9% until September 2006 – and has a balance transfer fee of $50.

Only 4 months at the lower rate PLUS a balance trasfer fee. Given the short timeframe of the interest rate and the fee – it probably isn’t worth it to send my refunds to that card. Perhaps I should just pay it all towards Credit Card #2??

If anyone has a few words of wisdom to share, that’d be great πŸ™‚

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4 Comments

  • Reply Chitown |

    Tough call. You may be able to call card company #4 and get them to waive the fee. Also, you could use the snowball method. With your refund and overpayment, pay off #4 and apply the freed up cash flow towards agressively paying off #2. Good luck!!!

  • Reply lpkitten |

    i would pay off credit card #4 if i were you. that is one less payment you have to make and you’ll have a greater feeling of satisfaction. once it is paid off you can call the credit card company and see if they can make you a better deal than what they sent you in the mail. from my experience, they should be pretty cooperative.

  • Reply Tricia |

    Thank you all for your comments. Right now I am leaning towards paying off #4, and your comments are helping me feel better about going that route. But the decisions, the decisions! It’s enough to drive ya crazy! πŸ™‚

    I’ll of course let everyone know what I decide to do.

So, what do you think ?