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Credit cards tricks


Credit cards can be considered to be one of the many basic necessities of the modern world. Credit cards are available nowadays in abundance. One type of credit card specifically is the so-called 0% APR credit card. 0% APR credit cards were introduced in the late 1980’s and to this day has still proven to be one of the most sought-after credit card types available anywhere. As with all credit card types, there are a certain tips and tricks surrounding 0% APR credit cards that all potential card applicants should be made aware of.

With the help of a 0% APR credit card, it means that you need not only pay the outstanding balance; and what more you could even charge up to the limits without having to sustain any monthly interest charges. However, sometimes, one tends to think just how these credit card companies can afford to provide 0% APR credit cards, and make a profit out of it?

Although 0% APR credit cards may not comprise any monthly charges, it is sure to come with annual fees which you are obliged to pay for the privileges of a 0% APR credit card. These annual fees usually run from $15 to $20 or sometimes, even higher. Having a 0% APR credit card doesn’t mean that you can pay your dues whenever and whichever way you intend to. It IS necessary to make your payments on time, or else, you will have to pay for high overdue fees. For each late payment, the 0% APR credit card holder has to pay fees that may range from $20 to $40. With habitual late payments, these meager amounts may accumulate to a hefty total!

Financial worries and potential problems


There are few things in life that can cause as much long term strain and pressure as financial worries. Especially if you have children or a family to support, you will be very aware that failing to keep on top of finances is not an option. Therefore, there are certain steps that you may wish to take to make this job that little bit easier and have fewer things on your mind to stress or worry about. One of these pieces of advice will usually be the repaying of your credit cards.

Credit cards are extremely useful and convenient finance facilities, but as we all know, they can charge very high interest rates and in this sense are a very expensive tool to be using, particularly if you are not paying back your full outstanding balance each month. Therefore, it is advisable that if at all possible, you try to repay your credit cards and keep a zero balance on them. This is however easier said than done. For most people, earning the money to repay the card is not really the problem, it is more that they simply keep using the card and spending the money, even though they have realised that they can no longer afford to be maintaining the outstanding balance.