I lost my bank’s passbook a few months ago so I went to my bank and asked for a new one. When the teller saw my bank account’s cash flow, she asked me if I am willing to apply for a credit card. I asked her about the benefits that I could get if ever I get one. I got enticed when I found out some advantages of having a credit card such as no need in carrying huge amount of cash.
It is convenient plus the fact that credit companies offer consumers a flexible rewards in which points earned by purchasing goods with the card which can be redeemed for further goods and services. Using credit cards can also help you build a positive credit history. No wonder why my mom has a lot of credit cards. Having a good credit history is very important specially when the credit card owner is applying for loans, rental or even jobs.
However, the disadvantage of having a credit card is that they are inviting cardholders to spend more money that they don’t have yet. Credit cards also issues a monthly spending limit. If you exceed it, you may face even bigger charges which will lead into debt or even bankruptcy. Oh well, I think I have to think carefully before applying for a credit card. There are many benefits that I can obtain by using a credit card as long as I pay off my balance at the end of each month.
I noticed that there are many people who are using credit card nowadays. But for others, they find it dangerous specially if it is used too much. Well in my own opinion, if we can manage our credit card the right way, there are far more advantages than disadvantages.
One of its advantages is that it offers cash back or some type of reward program just for using the credit card. I also find credit cards convenient because it can help you in your purchase since its easier to hand the cashier using your credit card.
Christmas is just around the corner and I do believe that holiday shopping using credit cards is perfect this holiday season. As long you can pay your monthly bills within the due date, then you can do your shopping spree easily and conveniently.
I’m thinking of getting a credit card soon since I find the ease and benefits in it. But before anything else, I need to check the factors to consider before applying for a credit card so I could decide what credit card is the best for me.
Some of my friends are enticing me to apply in getting a credit card. They said that we can get a lot of benefits from it. Credit cards are quick and easy to use because we can access finance up to our credit limit at any time, making them very useful for dealing with unexpected costs.
It is also flexible to pay for things as you need them, the last minute or unexpected costs can be covered without as much worry about your cash flow as well as the manageability that we can get when all the purchases made on credit cards are listed as it make it easier to keep track of purchases than cheques or cash which involve keeping numerous receipts.
For me, having a credit card is never a bad thing. You just need to know how to control your spending and know what you can actually afford through budgeting. If we can do that, any kind of credit is good. Like all tools if you use them wisely they can benefit our finances. If we don’t know how to use them properly then we can get ourselves into all sorts of problems.