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Enticing Credit Card Offer? Better Read the Fine Print

When it comes to credit card offers, you need to know a few things before accepting.

This story appears in the November 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

With consumer and small- in short supply, it's tempting to take advantage of the offers that sport promos like zero percent interest rates, instant approvals and balance transfers.

Some cards do offer great deals, but others can saddle you with high interest rates and hefty annual fees long after the initial teaser rate expires. That's why it's important to understand and evaluate each offer before signing and returning that pre-approved application form.

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