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Credit Cards: Saving Money Tips

Aug 15, 2008
Would you think there are secret fees by using your credit cards?, the easy answer is yes, but is not that easy, in a modern and regulated world it would be almost impossible those kind of charges, of course if you are in the formal market, then there are additional fees that while are not discussed openly, they are always in the small letters of the terms of service. this article is intended to analyze two aspects of credit card fees, such as late fees and payments because of minimum balance or minimum debt penalties.

- One of the the additional fees that we always may save is late fees, just by paying on time you will save money, and not just that, there are other benefits associated with promptly payments, for instance, if you are planning your finance and one of your goal is establishing credit, credit cards are very efficient doing precisely that. Consequently, you get credit history and improve your credit score just by doing what it is supposed to do, pay on time your credit line, and you pay what is not supposed to pay just by not paying on time. However, late fees amount are different depending on the institution, but late fees can go up to $45.

- The other hidden and evil fee that you have to pay is when you do not keep a minimum balance or minimum debt, some credit cards require this, and the way to go around of this is;

a.- keeping a minimum balance; it is supposed that credit cards are just for emergencies, the truth is that if you have a credit card you always will have some emergency, just be sure to keep the balance your credit card company is asking for, in order to save this fee.

b.- Buying something small with your credit card in a monthly base. Remember that you can pay back the full amount of credit used, then if there some staffs that you need to buy anyway, use your credit card just in order to save these fees.

Finally yet importantly, while credit companies are there for business and their objective is to make money, on the other hand consumers are there in order to save all the money they can, and this might be reasonable easy just by reading thoroughly the terms of service. read the small letters, those that we never read, that ways you will know in advance the fees that you are going to pay by doing or not doing something.
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Hector Milla at http://www.CreditCardsCity.org has listed several Bad Credit Credit Cards resources. Visit for further information. Website associated with http://www.Justilex.com
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