Before we go any further, it’s important to explain what you should do immediately as soon as you realize you can’t make a minimum payment: 1.
Find the phone number for your credit card company and give them a call. When you get a customer service representative on the line, tell them that unexpected circumstances have made it impossible for you to make your minimum payment on time this month (If this is the first time it has happened, make that clear). Tell them when you will be able to make the payment. Ask if they can change your due date just this one time and if they would be able to waive your late fee.
____________________________________ - Money loopholes are included in our newsletter ____________________________________ That was then. On the upside, as the economy recovers, more credit cards are again offering attractive zero per cent deals and for longer periods.
These had largely vanished in the dark days of the crisis.
(This is seperate from our emergency fund, we both have 401ks, etc). I’m a big hater on debt (neither of us have college debt). By the way, I’ve never had a car loan, and my FICO credit score is 841: Why is this important? How large is your outstanding balance, relative to your total credit limit?
We’ve both had credit cards, never missed payments but neither of us have ever had a loan in our name. — Spencer Dear Spencer: You’ve never had a loan in your name? Because my 841 credit score allows me to qualify for the best loans on the market: How is this possible? Ideally, you should use 20 percent or less of your total credit limit.
Orders written as HFC (Hold For Confirmation) at markets or with a rep will remain valid for 90 days unless a future ship date is specified.
HFCs are entered as quotes and will be cancelled without notification in 90 days.
The “stoozer” scoured the market for the best credit card deals, such as the zero per cent introductory rates offered by providers to lure in new customers.
They then drew down this money and put it into the highest-paying deposit account they could find. So the reward for your efforts – all that annoying paperwork and diary-keeping – could be considerable.
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