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Subject: Re: mm's June Update Date: 6/15/2006 2:56 PM
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Come to think of it, is it even possible to BT a bank loan to a cc? How would that work unless I could get my hands on a BT "check"?


I've written out balance transfer checks to myself before (you have to be careful, I've heard if you write it out to "Cash" some credit card companies will call it a cash advance at the cash advance interest rate).

If you've gotten checks recently, but threw them out or the offer has expired, call the credit card company and ask what they can do for you. Or check the "balance transfer" section of your account online. A lot of times offers will show up there before you see them in your mailbox.

Just remember, if you do go with a BT that's not 0% and you request it over the phone or online, it posts to your account almost immediately, even if you don't get the check in your hot little hands for a few days. You could wind up overlapping and paying interest to two places at once.
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