People are often misled into believing that we oppose credit card use. We work with people to eliminate credit card debts, such as credit card balances. It’s false. We know that credit cards are an essential part of your finances and that many benefits cannot be ignored.
It’s almost a requirement to have a credit card these days. We offer our Wise use of Credit seminars as well as educational materials. There are many ways to benefit from credit cards. We are dedicated to providing information to our customers on how to maximize those benefits and avoid falling prey to the risks of credit card abuse.
Credit cards are the best way for consumers to establish credit and build credit histories after making a few timely payments and reporting that payment history to credit bureaus, the consumer can start building a credit history.
In certain cases, consumers may need to start with a secured card to get started, but they can then move on to a full-fledged card once they have proven themselves capable.
Once they have established good credit, they are eligible for larger loans such as auto loans or mortgages. The lower the credit score, the lower the interest rate on larger loans.
Good credit is not just about being able to borrow money. You can use your credit history to determine whether or not you will be able to get a service. A good credit record and responsible use of credit cards can positively impact your financial life.
Credit cards are safer than cash for many reasons. One, it is safer to carry a credit card than cash. You can contact the issuer to cancel your card if you’re robbed of it. You will not be held responsible for fraudulent purchases if the thief uses the card. Although you may be held liable for $50 or more of fraudulent transactions, many cards offer zero liability protection and will refund the fraudulent charges up to $50.
Anything that is taken from you with cash is gone forever.
Online shopping is safer with credit cards than with debit cards. Credit cards allow you to cancel and get your money back without financial loss.
Many credit cards now have fraud protection. This means that the creditor will notify you if there is a suspicious transaction and even decline to purchase if it does not look right. Although it can be annoying, you must contact the credit card issuer to authorize a transaction. However, you will know that fraudsters won’t have any trouble using your credit card fraudulently.
Credit cards are easy to use. They’re accepted almost everywhere and give you immediate access to your credit.
This is a risky situation. We have spent more than 40 years teaching people how to use credit cards efficiently and the importance that they promptly repay credit card debt. Although it can quickly lead to excessive debt, having all your credit readily available immediately is a great way to make financial decisions much more straightforward.
Many people overlook the many miracles of modern commerce. Walter Williams, an economist, points out that you don’t have to call your grocery store in advance to let them know when you will be there or what you plan to buy. But they are always available and have the right goods on their shelves. Credit cards make it easy to bring cash with you. There’s no need to go to an ATM to get extra cash to pay for the shopping trip. All you have to do is swipe your card, and all will be covered.
We want everyone to take advantage of this benefit and pay their credit card bills in full each month. However, the benefits are undeniable.
Your transaction history is another useful feature of credit cards. You can pull up your credit card company’s website to see all purchases, locations, and times. This can be a great help in budgeting, tax preparation, and any other financial tasks. Credit cards make it much easier to track spending and are a cornerstone of our budgeting education.
You can get a short-term loan for free as long as your credit card does not have an annual fee. You don’t need to pay interest if you pay off your balance before the grace period ends.
This is truly amazing. All of the benefits that credit cards offer, including all the free ones, are available to you. Credit cards are not free for everyone.
These grace periods are usually around 25 days. If one is offered by law, it must be at most 21 days. Credit card companies cannot change your grace periods at will. They also need to be consistent from month to month.
Everyone should have emergency savings account equal to six months of income. This can be a difficult goal for many people. However, emergencies sometimes happen before we have an emergency fund. Credit cards are a lifesaver in these cases.
These are situations where you cannot earn an income while resolving the problem. If your furnace is not working or you live in cold conditions, heat will be essential to keep you warm. A credit card is a great way to get your heat back on track if you don’t have the savings to cover necessary repairs.