Credit Cards - Things to be Taken Care of

By: Namrita Chhibber

Credit cards are a great way to access one's money without carrying it along with them. Credit cards can be an excitement for many as with credit cards you can without any money, as it's your credit card which takes care of your payments. From discounts to offers and more, credit cards are not just fun but also a necessity and with proper knowledge you can benefit and enjoy as much as you want.

Credit cards are the need of contemporary society, with so much of technology and development in the world, credit cards act as another addition to the comfort of modern lifestyle. Following are some of the :


  • No need to carry cash everywhere

  • No need to worry about losing money or theft

  • Helps in a loan application

  • Functional in emergencies

  • Provides various offers and discounts

  • Memberships and holiday packages


But, along with so many advantages, credit cards are also a source of mindless and unplanned spending. You may get swiped by the easy access towards your bank balance making you end up with heavy debt.

In order to make sure that you utilize your credit card judiciously and sensibly always pay off your balances every month and use your credit card according to the monthly budget. Also try not to carry your credit card everywhere, do not use your credit card for every small item try to use it only for unexpected purchase or emergencies. The more you take care of your credit card usage the more you benefit, wise usage of credit card also helps in building a good credit report which is beneficial in applying for loans in future.

Following are some useful tips towards judicious usage of your credit card:

  • Always understand the terms and conditions behind your credit card to avoid any confusion and lack of knowledge towards its usage. Read the fine print.


  • Keep updating yourself on the changing policies of the credit card.


  • Pay all your dues on time and avoid late fees.


  • Prefer card with lowest APR


  • Use the offers and discounts only after understanding the conditions behind them.


  • Beware of any 'too good to be true' offers.


  • Keep a check on your credit account every month in order to avoid any unexpected cancellation.


  • Do not buy any insurance on your credit card.


  • Do not be scared of enquiring. Always ask questions about your credit card, if you have some.



Credit cards are the kind of privilege in which buy now and pay later is the policy, and to make a full use of such benefits, always be clear of doubts like 'how' 'what' 'when' and where'. If you are above 18 and have an operational bank account, then you can easily enjoy the benefits and convenience provided by a credit card. All you need to do is be firm when it comes to over spending, and a credit card will act a boon for your busy life.

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