Credit cards are not evil. The truth is that you can actually make money by using credit cards correctly. To make it work you have to have cash in the bank for anything that you charge on the credit card. If done correctly you can cut down on how much you spend by earning back using the credit card.
- Rewards programs – the best are the ones that offer cash back for every thing that you purchase on your credit card. If you always pay your credit cards off in full each month then you never have to pay interest. The cash back becomes free cash.
- Interest free – some cards offer a limited interest free period. You can use this time to grow your money. Everything that you spend you should have cash in the bank (in an interest account). Pay off the amount in full before the interest free period ends. You not only avoid paying interest to the credit card companies buy you also earn interest on the money.
- Discounts – it is possible to find a card that will reward you for paying your accounts one time. There are credit cards that are paying back a portion of your previous months bill if you paid your bill on time an in full (although these are mostly business credit cards).
If used correctly, credit cards can be a beneficial financial tool.