What are the pros and cons of using credit cards?

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Benefits of Using Credit Cards

1. *Convenience*:

- Easy to carry and use for both in-person and online purchases.

- Can be used worldwide, often without the need for currency exchange.

2. *Building Credit*:

- Regular, responsible use of credit cards helps build your credit score, which is essential for obtaining loans and other credit.

3. *Rewards and Perks*:

- Many credit cards offer rewards like cash back, travel points, or discounts.

- Additional benefits can include travel insurance, purchase protection, and extended warranties.

4. *Security*:

- Enhanced protection against fraud compared to debit cards.

- Zero liability policies mean you aren’t responsible for unauthorized charges.

5. *Emergency Fund*:

- Provides a line of credit for emergencies when cash flow is tight.

6. *Record Keeping*:

- Monthly statements help track expenses and manage budgets.

Drawbacks of Using Credit Cards

1. *High-Interest Rates*:

- Carrying a balance from month to month can lead to high-interest charges, increasing debt significantly.

2. *Debt Accumulation*:

- Easy access to credit can lead to overspending and accumulating debt that becomes difficult to repay.

3. *Impact on Credit Score*:

- Missing payments or carrying high balances can negatively impact your credit score.

- Frequent applications for new credit can also lower your score.

4. *Fees*:

- Potential for various fees, including annual fees, late payment fees, and foreign transaction fees.

5. *Encourages Overspending*:

- The ease of use and delayed payment cycle can lead to spending more than you can afford.

6. *Complex Terms*:

- Credit cards can have complex terms and conditions, making it difficult to understand the true cost of borrowing.

Understanding these benefits and drawbacks can help you use credit cards more effectively and avoid common pitfalls.

Disclaimer
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Benefits of using credit card is IT LETS YOU LEARN HOW TO MANAGE MONEY efficiently

the one with good habit of credit card will usually handle money good:)

there are few exceptions but still this can be felt and seen around:) with good repayment people

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complimentary benefits like lounge access, etc

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Pros:

  1. Build a credit score, which is valuable if you want to borrow a loan in the future.
  2. Reward points or cashback on each transaction. Higher the transaction amount = Higher rewards
  3. Use for Emergency funds
  4. Bank specific offers on credit cards on sale
  5. Some credit cards are LTF (free to use), there is no harm to keep it for bank offers.
  6. Complimentary benefits like lounge access, golf, RSA etc.

Cons:

If you don't pay the credit card bill on time, then the bank will put insane interest charges on the outstanding amount.

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Mitha sa dard hai credit card😜

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Con

The Biggest Con will be- Your pockets will be empty forever

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