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What is a good first credit card?

Answered on | Updated on August 3rd, 2010
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We all know that life without plastic currency is virtually impossible. Credit cards are such an integral part of our lives that we cannot do without it most of the time. Most people even have multiple credit cards at hand. With these they can easily use them for the various transactions and even win rewards and points that can be redeemed. Many people shy away from these credit cards due to various reasons. Some people believe they will end up in debts. Others are worried they may pick a wrong card and end up paying over the top for their bills.

When you are new to the credit card market, it is always wise to make your choices by taking a little time to decide. The more time you take, the better you can decide. The one thing that gets confusing is that often there are numerous emails that come to people about credit cards and offers and they tend to jump and make the wrong choices. When looking at your options in credit cards you need to be sure that you pick out one that is suited to your budget. Never let your debit to credit ratio get out of hand.

If you take some time and decide on a card after research that has no annual fee and offers you a low interest rate you will find that you can handle your spending well enough. It is important to plan out your purchases on the credit card. If you are careful to pay off what you owe in installments you will find that you do not have to worry about huge bills at the end of every month. The sooner you close things and make payments the better it will be. If at a later point you are unable to close the entire balance due to other commitments you will not have a large figure to worry about.

As a first timer, it would be wise to not opt for the cash back cards. In many cases these cards will come with an interest rate that is higher and also additional fees which could be rather large. The more careful you are about the kind of cards you opt for the better it will be. When looking at credit cards also check about the payments and due dates. As a beginner opt for one where the agency or creditors will be more lenient to you than an expensive strict card.

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