Unfortunately for many, today’s credit card environment has become very restrictive. What this means is that it is already a lot harder for clever card owners to use schemes that will help them save money with their cards. Back then, it was possible to borrow credit and transfer it to high interest yielding savings accounts. To add, the number of balance transfer cards with flexible terms and absolutely 0% interest has started to dwindle since the past years. To be on the safer side, you should not undertake shrewd schemes wherein one misstep may cost you a lot. Just continue doing the good practices. Here are some of them.
Although a lot has been said about paying more than the minimum payment being asked, this tip is still considered as the single most effective way of managing finances, controlling card debt and saving money with credit card use. And it’s already a given that you have to make your payments on time or else paying more will all be for naught. Furthermore, check with your provider if they offer rewards for clients with good credit ratings and those who practice this good payment habit.
For those who are still on the verge of getting their first card, the smartest approach to money-saving is by selecting the right kind of card insurer and card type that fit your specific needs. Do extensive research. This also means that you have to match your card selection with your spending habits, income, ability to pay and behavior towards making payments. Before you sign anything, make sure that you’ve read all terms word for word so you won’t fall in any of those common card traps.
Yes, there surely are a lot of individuals who like to flash 3 or more credit cards in front of you just so they can make an indirect statement to make them look cool or perhaps rich. While some of them may be handling their finances pretty well despite the number of cards they own, it is widely known that the average card owner should only have one card. In the event where there are two, it is recommended that these cards are not of the same type. For example, they shouldn’t be both reward cards. This will allow the card owner to maximize the full benefit of another card that functions differently from the first.