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The 6 biggest balance transfer mistakes

You’ve got just the ticket to blitz your high-interest holiday credit card balance: a 0 percent balance transfer deal. But how do you make sure you don’t mess up and dig yourself deeper in debt?

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Planning a Back-to-School Balance Transfer

This reader wants a $2,000 laptop for school but has only $500 in the bank. Can a balance transfer help her get the computer without paying interest?

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How Balance Transfers Impact FICO Scores

Taking out a balance transfer may lower your FICO score in the short-term. But it can also help boost your score over time. Here are the three ways in which taking out a balance transfer will impact your credit score.

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5 Ways to Save With a 0 APR Credit Card Offer

If you're willing to do the work, you can save some serious money with a 0 percent promotional offer on purchases or balance transfers. However, it takes careful discipline to see a substantial payoff, say experts.

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How to Maximize a Balance Transfer Offer

Long-term 0 percent balance transfer offers can be a great way to get a cheap short-term loan. However, they can also cost you a great deal more than you save if you're not careful. Here's how to avoid the traps and make the most of your next balance transfer deal

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