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How Credit Cards can Optimize Users Finances

Royce D'Souza, CIOApplications Europe | Friday, June 04, 2021

Credit cards can simplify tracking of what a user is spending money on. They can charge all of the purchases and refer back to the credit card statement to view their spending.

Fremont, CA: Credit cards get a bad rep because card companies target to trap users in debt by setting low minimum payments, and many borrowers get carried away with it. However, when used responsibly by fully paying the balance on time, credit cards can be advantageous for a user's financial situation. Here are three ways credit cards can optimize users' finances:

Get Paid for Spending

Reward cards such as cashback cards and those that provide travel or miles, when used, users can get money back for all the spending done. With a cashback card, users can invest the money or pay off the card balance. With rewards that offer miles, users can pay for the trips instead of paying with cash.

Even though interest on credit debt would be more than the value of rewards earned, it will not be an issue if the card balance is paid in full.

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Easier to Track Spending

Credit cards can help make tracking of what a user is spending money on simpler. They can charge all of the purchases and refer back to the credit card statement to view their spending. There are also many apps that allow users to automatically upload a record of a user's purchases so that they can evaluate them in budgeting programs.

Help Build Credit Score

A good credit score offers many opportunities, from being able to borrow for wealth-building assets to reduce the cost of insurance premiums. Users can qualify for a secured card with no borrowing history or bad credit and create a record of on-time payments just by paying the bill every month. It is not necessary to have a balance to build credit by using them, and the longer the cards are open, the more they will boost the score since the average age of credit is one of the major aspects of it.

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