How do I liquidate credit cards?

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    So, you’re thinking about turning your credit card limits into actual cash, or maybe you’re ready to wipe those balances clean and say goodbye to some cards? It’s definitely something you’ll want to approach with a bit of strategy to avoid any mishaps like dinging your credit score or racking up fees. 

    Getting cash from your credit cards isn’t straightforward. Direct cash withdrawals come with high fees and immediate interest accumulation. You might consider balance transfer promos that offer checks, but watch out for hidden fees. Alternatively, funneling money through a payment service can be complex and costly.

    If you plan to pay off and possibly close your accounts, prioritize those with high interest. Sometimes, you can negotiate lower rates with your issuers, which can be a huge help. However, think twice before closing any accounts. This can affect your credit utilization ratio and impact your credit score. Often, it’s better to keep an account open without using it.

    Remember, frequently opening new accounts or closing old ones can affect your credit score. 

    The aim is to improve your financial situation, not make it worse. Always read the fine print and consider how each action fits into your overall financial strategy. Relying on credit as an emergency fund is risky; savings are more reliable. If you’re dealing with debt, consider seeking advice from a financial advisor.

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