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Do More with Cards, Less with Cash

September 14, 2010 | Updated on September 14, 2010
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Household expenses which are settled with credit cards are much safer than paying it in cash. According to the latest report, everyday expenditure of every household can gain up to an estimated $1500 from their credit cards a year. Every time a credit card user reimburse, the retailer pays a fee each time the customer makes a transaction. Same as whenever a card holder purchases items, there is always an amount paid by the merchant. Weighed against paying in cash, there is a certain amount added to the price of the item each time a consumer is paying for the item bought. As a result, the fees which is supposed to be for transactions and card holders` fees, is added to the price of the item.

Using your credit cards costs the merchant more expenses, especially when your card offers premium rewards which are typically at higher costs. Premium cards usually have the capability to control the users` credit debts. Most banks charges high fees for high rewards to its credit card users. Instead of the retailers charging you with fees because of the purchase, the cost is then added to the item or the merchandise. Fed of Boston calls this as regressive wealth transfer, not knowing the benefits they could get each time a consumer uses credit cards. These citizens who don`t have any idea what advantage they could get just by purchasing and paying through credit cards.

Almost 75% of Americans use credit cards nowadays. And every year, the practice of making use of cards continues to escalate. The concepts of using cards seem to occupy the idea of banks to offer their customers more rewards. And because transaction fees of debit cards are noticeably lower than credit cards, banks give more offers to those who use credit cards. Merchants pay more to the bank and the bank gets more to retailers. The report informs the pubic that almost every American uses their card more rather than disbursing purchases with cash.

Every household these days utilize their card, gaining more compensation at purchases and less hassle in paying. Incredible savings will then be achieved by the card holder as they enjoy shopping and indulge into rewards. These other consumers who are not knowledgeable enough when it comes to using credit cards need to know what great advantage they could get and what yearly savings they could acquire keeping them from unwanted costs.

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