How to make most of Credit Card?

However, if he uses it irresponsibly, he ends up paying high interest and accumulates debt that he struggles to pay off at later stage.

Feb 07, 2015 06:02 IST India Infoline News Service

When an individual uses the credit card wisely, he gets extra protection on his purchases, gets cash back or reward points and most importantly borrows for nothing. However, if he uses it irresponsibly, he ends up paying high interest and accumulates debt that he struggles to pay off at later stage.
 
So, here are some ways to make most of credit card:
 
Pick the right credit card
 
Credit card buyers should choose the card carefully otherwise they would end up paying more than need. They should select the credit card based on their individual preferences and shopping behavior. For instance, a movie lover should select a card which launches various offers time to time. They can get free movie tickets or earn reward points on every credit card spend.
 
Know the features
 
Before even the users think to swipe a credit card, they should go through the features of credit card carefully. They should know how and where to use the credit card. They should try to use the card at merchant outlets where they get additional benefits on making purchases from credit card. In any case they should clear the dues in time, failing which they can end up paying more for credit card purchases.
 
Use credit card wisely
 
The credit card companies have got tie up with various merchants under which they offer attractive discounts. The buyers should try and grab such opportunities. They can avail huge discounts on their shopping and have complete one month to pay off the money.
 
Don’t fall in the debt trap
 
The buyers should not forget that credit card is one of the forms of borrowings. They purchase today and pay for those purchases later. However, the credit card purchases are associated with debt risks. If a buyer fails to pay off the balance amount at end of the month, he will start to accumulate interest at a comparatively high rate. The debt can then get out of control, especially if the buyer has a tendency to pay only the minimum monthly amount.

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