When it comes to your credit card debt, you have much more power than you probably realize.
You already know your card’s interest rate plays a major rule in how quickly your debt adds up . . . and how soon you’ll be free of it. But did you know that the interest rate you’ve got isn’t necessarily the rate that you’re stuck with?
Here’s a little-known secret: You can actually negotiate your interest rate with your creditor. A poll conducted by CreditCards.com found that only 25% of cardholders contact a credit card issuer to negotiate. But the astounding news is that nearly 70% of those who did landed a lower interest rate!
Best of all, joining that 70% is easier thank you think. Here’s how you can successfully negotiate your own interest rate: [Read more…]