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Why choose low APR cards?

Answered on | Updated on November 15th, 2010
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When applying for a credit card, whether it is a personal one or a business one, there are very careful considerations that should be made about it. Not everyone has the money to throw around on a credit card, sometimes even the best of us, despite our good intentions end up spending more than we planned to and incur costs which are rather heavy. If you plan to carry over some of the balance amount each month and have less disposable income at hand, when opting for a credit card consider one with a low APR and low credit limit. APR refers to Annual Percentage Rate and is one of the biggest factors to consider on credit cards.

For those who are not clear about the Annual Percentage Rate, it refers to the monthly percentage or interest amount that is applicable to be paid on your card every month. The important thing to do is to understand that more than having additional spending power, your credit card is the means to leverage things in a positive way by making sure you have good credit scores. When you choose a low APR card, you can make purchases and pay off some every month and thus work towards building a good credit score. Then you can also find a lot of benefits such as better deals on your mortgage, insurance and even good standing when it comes to employment. A credit card has many benefits and all of it depends on how you use it in the best way possible.

When you have a low APR it makes things far easier. You can learn to get cards with benefits, be it when shopping for groceries, saving on costs for gas, improving on your credit score and lots more. The important thing to do, is to make sure that you can pay off as much as you can. It is not wise to pay less than the minimum balance, neither is it advisable to not pay off the balance sooner. When you have a lower credit limit, you can also ensure that you do not get out of hand on shopping on your credit card. Often having a credit card comes with perks, but the perks turn to problems if it is misused. Using a low APR card will help ensure that you always stay within the limits when you spend.

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