Guide to Choosing a Credit Card.

Hello,

I know I have been bashing credit cards for the last few articles, that is because they are partly responsible for the financial mess we are in right now. But, I must admit the other side of the coin, which is the benefits a credit card can bring to your life if properly used and managed. For example, think of the inconvenience of carrying physical cash in times of emergencies or the paying bills in supermarkets etc. All the benefits of a credit card that accrue to an individual begin with choosing the right card that will meet your financial requirements as demonstrated by the following article written by Steven Lewis.

Credit cards are a necessary must have to establish any kind of credit. Many people unwillingly just sign up for as many credit cards as possible with the hopes that it will build up their credit. For others, the lure of being able to purchase a huge ticket item is too hard to resist signing up. Unfortunately, not many people take the time to choose the right kind of credit card for them. It is important to choose the best credit card that will fit your financial needs, instead of just signing up for everything that comes in the mail. Many times those are the credit cards that will get you into trouble.

Credit cards are a necessary must have to establish any kind of credit. Many people unwillingly just sign up for as many credit cards as possible with the hopes that it will build up their credit. For others, the lure of being able to purchase a huge ticket item is too hard to resist signing up. Unfortunately not many people take the time to choose the right kind of credit card for them. It is important to choose the best credit card that will fit your financial needs instead of just signing up for everything that comes in the mail. Many times those are the credit cards that will get you into trouble.

Many credit cards offer different benefits, features and rewards programs that are meant to lure you to use their card. The idea is that you will be building your credit history which will be helping you for future purchases but with rewards programs, you’ll also get discounts along the way. But don’t forget that having credit cards means managing your credit, and choosing a good credit card that offers you protection. You want to choose a company that has a good customer service record. One of the benefits of having a credit card is the protection, and insurance they give you when you make your purchases.

Credit cards also offer different incentives for signing up. You may find the same credit card is offering you 2 very similar offers within months of each other. Before you rush in and sign up for the first one that came along, make sure you read it carefully. The best way to look at what each offer is giving you, is to read the back of the offer and not just the front page that summarizes their incentives. The back summary will tell you the APR (Annual Percentage Rate), any annual fees required, fees for balance transfers, what kind of minimum monthly payment they require, and what their rewards or benefits are.

Remember, signing up for the credit cards is the easy part. There are so many companies out there just waiting to get more customers. The key is to find the one that fits your financial needs, and you understand the terms of the agreement you are signing on to. It also helps to try to find the one with the lowest interest rate as possible because if you can’t pay of the bill every month, the interest rates are where you are going to be spending most of your money.

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Live a few years of you life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't. Anonymous View all posts by kenndungu

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