Some tips: how to use your credit card wisely
A credit card with a magnetic stripe, sometimes a microchip, and raised a number used to make purchases and pay off the loan at a later date. But their ability to make payments has become a problem for cardholders
The National Commission for Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (Condusef) asserted that payment of 0% interest is a smart way to use the credit card. Sounds easy, but how? Basically, following three key recommendations how to use your credit card wisely:
1. Do not sign more than you can afford.
2. Buy after the cutoff date.
3. Settle the total consumption on the date indicated.
The agency also said that today there are various credit and loan options in the market, but some of them are expensive. “Pawnshops, for example, where they can charge up 13.5% monthly interest for borrowing money, whereas if we use our credit wisely we can finance up to 50 free days, which would save up to 20 %, “says in a statement.
Condusef argues that the most important thing is to become familiar with some concepts with the aim of using the plastic properly. Thus, the cutoff date is day of the month that ends and begins a new period of what is being spent, and the deadline is the one with the cardholder to make the payment and not fall into arrears, and where banks generally provide 20 calendar days.
The minimum payment is the amount to deposit to the bank to avoid falling into arrears, and payment for not earning interest is the total amount of consumption incurred during the period and must be paid in full, and must include the monthly payments for promotions.
Meanwhile, the period is the start and end date that includes a cycle and ranges from 30 to 31 days.
Thus, cardholders who pay 0% interest are those that use the card as payment in lieu of cash, and pay the total consumption made in the period, taking 50 days of funding awarded by the bank and are between the cutoff date and payment date.
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