Using credit cards to make your savings and not washing them away

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Using credit cards to make your savings and not washing them away

Credit cards have often been blamed for making people spend far more than what they intended to do. In fact, a lot of people end up paying the credit card bills for the expenses they unwittingly made, with the money that was supposed to be part of their savings. However, not all people see the credit card as a device to use up all their money even where there isn't a great need to spend. In fact, some credit card customers have gained a certain level of expertise at using credit card to make savings and getting the best deals in town.

Credit cards usually come with cash back offers and loyalty points

Some credit card holders are good at using credit cards to get the loyalty points and avail the cash back offers on the credit cards. Sometimes loyalty points can be redeemed for purchases at malls and super markets as well. Cash back offers too will help credit card customers to make some savings at grocery stores or gas stations. Saving a few hundred dollars a month on the discounts, cash back offers and loyalty points is a great benefit with the credit cards.

Interest free loan for more than a month

With loans hard to get and interest rates touching the skies, credit cards are often a great way of saving a lot of interest. Usually when a purchase is made at the beginning of a cycle, the credit card customers get a month and a little more in terms of grace period to make the payment. If the expenditure was big, e.g. for a flight trip across the world or a hotel stay, or a few appliances and furniture, customers save quite a lot on what could have been the interest on that amount for a month or so. Some people use this really well to make some extra savings.

Estimates of income and expenditure and controlling the flow of money

Credit card issuers generate monthly reports for your income and expenditure statement. This statement will help customers to find out where the money is flowing out, what the general categories of expenditure are and where money could be saved instead of wasting. In fact as per new reforms, credit card issuers also provide in the statement, the time it will take to pay off all the credit card debt if minimum monthly payments are made consistently.

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