Credit Cards: An OverviewCredit Card | March 22, 2012 at 1:50 am
Usage of credit cards is not new in the present era. It has become a vital asset for most people. Credit cards are very convenient and easy to use.
Plastic money has become the trend of the current day scenario and people consider it to be a fashion statement. It is considered elevate your social status if you carry multiple credit cards from various banks.
Banks facilitate convenient payment modes to purchase stuff and most banks lure the customers with attractive offers.
Credit cards are much more safe and easier to carry than liquid cash.
If we require to take a loan from the banks, then we have to give a collateral security but credit cards are given without this. As the extend of your shopping and usage increases your limits are also increased.
It is very useful in case of long distance travelling and can be used at any time of the day.
Credit cards are indeed very convenient, yet we need to use it wisely or else it leads to an ever mounting debt cycle.
With credit cards we also get a provision of additional benefits like insurance cover, cash back etc.
The flexibility of buy now and pay later has enticed the customers to spend extravagantly. People who shop for showing off need to pay a lot later if they don’t curb the habit at the right time.
Good financial management practices need to be mastered to ensure smooth usage of credit cards:
- Consider using credit counseling services which can explain to use about the usage and payment cycle of making payments to cut down on the interest later.
- Some credit card companies may lure you with “No Interest policies” or with a very nominal interest rate. But within a short span of just three to six months they jump by an enormous amount. Ensure that you read the policies carefully with a keen eye.
- Self control is of utmost significance while using it. If you are an impulsive buyer or a shopaholic then you need to control the tendency to overspend.
Spend wisely and make the optimum usage of credit cards to fulfill your dreams but take care not to turn them into a nightmare experience.