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Choosing the Right Credit Card for Your Financial Goals in 2024

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How are you coming along with your financial goals this year?

Did you start an emergency fund or cut back on spending? Have you been budgeting for a well-deserved vacation or trying to get rid of existing credit card debt? Whichever goal you have in your sights, the right credit card could help you achieve it — so long as you use it wisely.

The following tips and tricks can help you set smart financial goals this year while avoiding some of the common pitfalls and financial traps of credit cards.

How to use credit cards to achieve your financial goals for 2024

Your first course of action is figuring out what you want to accomplish with a credit card this year. Being intentional about your goals can help pave the way toward a card that can help you accomplish them.

For example, you may want to choose a balance transfer credit card if you currently have high-interest debt you need to consolidate and pay down. If you want to earn more rewards on groceries this year, choose a rewards card that features bonus categories aligned with that goal.

Maybe you want to start traveling in 2024 and you’re hoping a stash of points and miles can make your plan happen. Below you’ll find a number of goals with tips on how to accomplish them.

Goal: Pay off credit card debt

If you’re paying credit card interest on your debts right now, your priority should be paying it off. Fortunately, a range of balance transfer credit cards can help by offering an introductory 0% APR on balances you transfer for up to 21 months.

You’ll need to pay a balance transfer fee to take advantage, but this fee can be well worth it for the financial savings you get in return. 

While there are a ton of excellent balance transfer offers on the market today, one of the best is the Citi Simplicity® Card*. It comes with an intro 0% APR on balance transfers for 21 months from the date of first transfer (then 19.24% to 29.99% variable). Balance transfers must be…

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