With interest rates at historical lows, it may make sense to consolidate some of your credit card and other personal debt into a new consolidated loan, typically a home-equity loan.
Consolidation loans can significantly reduce your required monthly payment because they are generally amortized over 10 or 15 years.
Consolidating multiple debts means you’ll have a single monthly payment, but it may not reduce or pay your debt off sooner.
Loan terms can range from 12 to 60 months depending on the loan amount.
Many make the mistake of using the cards again once they are paid off.
If you think you may lack the discipline to pay off the loan and stay within your limits, then you might want to avoid this type of debt management.
Take time to carefully consider if this type of loan is right for you.
Consolidating all of your credit debt into one lump payment is very convenient.