Credit Card Savings Tips
Having a credit card is very convenient since carrying a lot of cash becomes
unneccesary and you might even have a hard time leaving your credit card at home. But
with its advantages comes also its disadvantages. Since you can always buy things
without carrying cash around, you are always tempted to buy something that you come
hard time managing your credit card, then these pointers can help you.
First thing’s first, obtain your credit card records to have a better idea of your
spendings. Be sure to double check the records for errors and ensure its accuracy. A
good example would be to find out if you have outstanding debts that should not be
there as well as the accuracy of the listing of your former and present address.
Evaluate your credit card
Go over your recent credit card records and look at the interest rates. Some credit
and this promo may already be over yet you have no idea and are already paying at a
higher interest rate. Also take note of the membership fee which they charge annually
since some have very high membership fees. Consider cancelling this if you are not
using it frequently.
Pay on time
It is important to pay your bills on time since it can have a negative effect on your
credit record or rating. You will also be able to avoid getting charged because of not
paying on time. Try asking the credit card company to remove the overdue charge if you
have forgotten to pay it on time for the first time.
Manage your debts
If you see that you have more debt than what is comfortable, think ahead and plan out
how you will repay it or at least reduce your debt. Devise a way to pay more than what
is required of you so that you will have a reduced payment schedule. Prioritize the
card that has the highest interest rate. Do not bring your credit card always when you
go around since temptations abound.
Don’t bite more than you can chew
As the saying "don’t bite more than you can chew" goes, do not spend more than you can
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