A credit card balance transfer is a good idea if you have good or excellent credit and make an affordable payment plan prior to applying. You generally need good credit or better to get a 0% balance transfer credit card. And most balance transfer cards have very high regular APRs, making it important to repay what you owe before the 0% period ends.
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