Credit Card Tips
By John Mussi
Here are some useful credit card tips for you to consider before applying
for a credit card. Before applying for a credit card, you should decide why
you want one, and make sure you can use it wisely.
More and more people use plastic as their main means of paying for goods and
services. Today our entire financial system relies on credit. Credit cards
can help to make your life that little bit easier- you can use it to pay for
goods or services, either over the phone, online or over the counter.
A credit card makes it easy to buy something now and pay
for it later. It's much safer to use a credit card than to carry around
cash. If you lose your credit card, you can ask your credit card company to
cancel your card, and no one else can use it. But if you lose cash, your
money is lost.
Credit cards are also convenient. You can use them to make hotel, car rental
and other reservations. You can buy items over the phone or online. You can
also use credit cards for emergencies, like unexpected car repairs, when you
don't have the cash to cover the expenses.
A credit card allows the cardholder to borrow as much money (up to their
credit limit) as they like, when and where they like, without having to get
permission from their bank manager.
All credit cards have finance charges for not paying your balance in full
each month, but you could save a lot of money by shopping around for the
credit card that offers you the best terms.
Shop for a card with an interest free period that gives you enough time to
pay your bills on time without charging you interest. Credit cards with no
interest free period start charging you fees as soon as you buy something on
your credit card.
Finally, using a credit card gives you a credit history, which helps to get
home loans and other credit in the future.
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About The Author
John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help UK homeowners find
the best available loans via the http://www.directonlineloans.co.uk website.
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