Debt Transfer Sedona AZ

A financial expert explains why a young graduate should be careful about transferring his college loan debt to his credit card.

Mr. Glen E. Polcyn, CFP®
(928) 282-4546
150 Sugarloaf Drive
Sedona, AZ
Firm
B&G Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. John R. Depasquale, CFP®
(928) 634-4848
2735 S Covey Ct
Cottonwood, AZ
Firm
Sundance Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Bank of America - West Sedona
(928) 282-4444
1771 W Hwy 89a
Sedona, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo - Sedona
(928) 282-7145
2201 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Bank of America - Cottonwood
(928) 634-4291
611 S Main St
Cottonwood, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Mr. Robert C. Groninger, CFP®
(928) 282-4487
10660 E Valley View Dr
Cornville, AZ
Firm
Fiscal Therapy

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Mr. John Thomas Taylor Iii, CFP®
(928) 567-9512
PO Box 1350
Camp Verde, AZ
Firm
Taylor & Padgett Financial Group

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Chase Bank
(928) 282-4127
1300 W Hwy 89a
Sedona, AZ
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-5:00
Tues:9:00-5:00
Wed:9:00-5:00
Thurs:9:00-5:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Chase Bank
(928) 284-1030
6666 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Wells Fargo - Cottonwood
(928) 634-4221
1201 E State Route 89A
Cottonwood, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

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Dear YOUNG MONEY,

Of the many student loans I have, two of them are private TERI loans, currently at 8.25% with no cap. They total about $17,500. One of my credit cards is having a balance transfer promotion of 3.99% for life. It also will charge me $75 to do this transaction, but I figure it's a small price to pay for the savings in interest. I have an $18,600 limit on the card, and so if I transferred this balance I would just about max out the card. Of course, I would use another card for future purchases until this balance is paid off.

What do you think about this decision? Does interest accrue differently on credit cards, and in such a way that may work to my disadvantage here?

 

Thanks so much!

Brian

 

Dear Brian,

 

Thank you for reading Young Money and thank you for the email.

 

Initially this could look like a no-brainer but watch out! This could be a big financial mistake. I know the lower rate seems attractive but credit cards accrue interest on outstanding balances daily. I would guess, without seeing your loan paperwork, that your student loan is a simple interest loan. In fact, with your student loan you have options for deferment and payment of interest only if you are still in school. With a credit card you would have only one option, pay the monthly minimum payment every month or face a default penalty interest rate, and damaged credit. ...


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