Was I wrong! I soon regretted applying for that credit card. When I received my statement, I realized that I had not read the fine print, so I paid a premium transfer fee and my minimum payment was $350 per month.
One month I was late by one day with the minimum payment. Wham, I was hit with a $35 late fee. Whack, my interest rate went from zero to 28.99 percent and my payment jumped by $100 per month. I called the credit card company and asked for grace on that one late payment. They were so sorry, but their policy was ... blah blah blah.
Luckily, I still had those credit cards I had paid off. The companies had been sending me these checks to transfer balances and offering a lower interest rate. I read the fine print this time and selected the credit card with the most to offer. I also set up an automatic payment to be paid 7 days in advance of the statement due date so that I would NEVER be late with a payment again.
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