Is it better to take a personal loan to pay off a credit card debt?

Question by Lizsplace: Is it better to take a personal loan to pay off a credit card debt?
I have had a credit card debt of just over $ 2000 for quite a while now and my monthly interest rates are almost $ 100! Is it worth taking out a personal loan at a much lower interest rate and paying that off instead?

Best answer:

Answer by dusty_titus
Absolutely, just remember to keep that CC home and not use for at least 14 months.

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5 comments

  1. LeteshaSC says:

    YES IF IT MUCH LOWER RATE. BUT DON’T TAKE A PERSONAL LOAN FOR A MUCH LOWER INTEREST RATE && THEN PAY IT FOR 5 YEARS OR LONGER THEN IT WOULD BE STUPID TO TAKE OUT A PERSONAL LOAN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  2. Daniel K says:

    A lower interest rate is almost always better (assuming there are no additional fees involved). More of your payment goes to your debt and less to interest, enabling you to pay off the debt faster.

  3. echo says:

    While a lowered interest rate may seem ideal, you would be trading an unsecured debt for a written secured debt.

    If you do not default on the loan then you can save a lot of interest.
    If you default on the loan, depending on your states exemption statutes, you may be at risk of losing personal property.

    Look over your finances first to make sure that you can afford to pay it even if you lose your job, etc. You might also look over your states exemption statutes.

  4. Classy Granny says:

    Wow…What’s the interest rate on that card? I own about $ 4000 right now and my interst is around $ 30. If you can get a laon rate lower than the credit card…Yes it would be a good idea

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