Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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Credit Card Merchant Services - What Should I Be Looking For?
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Mike_Singh]Mike Singh

Credit card merchant services come in many different varieties and are available to provide many different services for you. These services include accepting credit cards, bank transfers and debit cards. Merchant services also can help you pay industries a lot quicker than normal. These services can also help you feel much more secure and make paying bills a lot easier and convenient. Privacy is a priority and personal information should be pretty safe when it comes to these services.

Businesses can also benefit greatly from credit card merchant services. These services can allow businesses to more easily accept payments and stop turning away customers because of a lack of cash. This can only help your business by allowing you to reach a wider customer base. A great part of a lot of services is that it is easy to stop and start whenever you want and there are usually no fees or cancellation fees either.

Credit card merchant services are also one of the very best ways to be paid for any service an individual may provide as well. This is because there is none to very little risk involved with it. This eliminates checks bouncing or fees being charged because of it. Your customer base will also expand as well because you can accept customers who do not have cash but only have a debit or credit card available to them for payment or you will be able to accept these payments over the phone if you like.

Merchant services only takes a few minutes and very little effort to start it up. Because of this in just minutes you can bill via email and get paid online. Your money will be available instantly or pretty close in most instances. This can only make your business thrive even better with faster and more convenient payment options available through card services.

One huge benefit of using credit card merchant services is increasing sales. Because you have been better equipped to handle more business you will have more customers and therefore more sales. This in turn can only help your business grow in size and profits. Not only this but you will find that card services can also help secure the finances of your business as well.

After seeing all the benefits of merchant support there seems to be no reason not to try it. Having more customers, more options available to them to make payments, more ease and convenience in online business and increases in profits are all great incentives to get on board with merchant support.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Credit Card Debt Problems
By Ethan Hunter

What to Do If You Hit the Debt Mire

When debt goes bad, it becomes more than just a financial
problem. It can take over your life. If you have a debt problem
the earlier it is handled and dealt with, the less likely it’ll
turn into a crisis, and the more money you’ll save in the
fullness of time.

The very nature of borrowing means that interest increases over
time and if it isn’t dealt with promptly, it can spiral out of
control and land you into trouble. Particularly with credit
cards, when interest payments are large, and a minimum payment
offers a seemingly manageable solution; what is actually
happening is this: the balance is being eroded like the sea
bites away at the shore. It’ll disappear into the ocean
eventually, but might take many years to do so. What you need is
a more radical approach, where chunks of debt are eaten away
each month.

Being in debt can be a stressful time. Many people are scared
to tell husbands, wives, friends – anyone. There’s a kind of
stigma attached to the problem, but there is always a way out.

Traditional debt advice proscribes borrowing your way out of a
problem. Yet this ignores the reality of most debts. A more
advisable and realistic approach would be to never borrow more
to get out of debt trouble. If it is possible to borrow more
cheaply elsewhere to replace existing borrowing and consolidate
your debt, then this is an eminently sensible approach.

The first step should always be to work out your monthly
outgoings and try and trim down your spending on luxuries and
things you can do without. This doesn’t mean you have to live
the life of a monk and forgo all worldly pleasures! But by
adopting sensible spending patterns you can redirect some of
your monthly income into paying off your outstanding balances.
Always keep at the front of your mind the fact that the longer
the debt smolders away, the more you spend in interest payments.

Those with big debts may save thousands a year in interest by
reconsidering their borrowing commitments. Do this in three

i) Lower the interest if possible by moving your debts to
reduce the interest cost.
ii) Pay the worst first: prioritize paying off the highest
interest rate debts first
iii) Utilize any free debt advice there is. A non-commercial
agency will give you good advice, focus you on your priorities,
and place any problems in context. Things may not be as bad as
they first seem.

Of course, there’s other basic, practicable things you can do
on your own. It's incredibly important to get on top of credit
card debts as soon as possible. Don't default or miss payments.
Let the credit card company know if you are going to be unable
to pay – it’s always better to talk to them than putting your
head in the sand.

If things aren’t that bad, there’s a variety of easy strategies
you can implement that will help ease things for you. Consider a
credit card balance transfer to a lender offering a lower rate
of APR. This will mean you spend less on interest payments each
month and start to attack the overall balance with real venom.

You could take out an unsecured loan as a way of consolidating
your debt. Personal loans can give you a consistent cheap debt,
and as you must make the repayments each month, it helps provide
structure to your repayments. Those with poorer credit scores
might not always get decent rates, but it’s still often a
cheaper option than paying back credit card debt each month, and
overall a faster method of repayment.

If you have them, use savings: The interest paid on savings is
usually far less than interest charged on borrowing, so paying
off debts with savings makes eminent sense. Even if you think of
your savings as an ‘emergency cash fund’ or money for the
future, better to fall back on it in the short term and pay it
back later, than paying interest to a credit card company so
that money for some far flung eventuality is at your disposal.

It’s worth mentioning that for many people, credit cards
provide sensible short term, flexible lending, that’s both cheap
and convenient. You should always try and proceed cautiously,
but credit card debt woes are not an inevitable consequence of
taking them out. Tens of millions of Americans use credit cards
cheaply and conveniently every year.

For those who feel they are in trouble, don’t feel stigmatized
by your debt woes and don’t pretend they’re not there. Help is
at hand should you seek it, and a solution is never far away.

About the Author: Ethan Hunter is the author of many credit
related articles. If you are looking for help with Home Loans
or any type of credit issue please visit us at

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Credit Card Machines 802

Credit Card Chargebacks: A Merchant's Most Difficult Challenge
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=William_Hamilton]William Hamilton

Joe Q. Merchant, a successful e-commerce business owner, opens a letter from the Chargeback Department of his credit card processing company. “What’s this?” he wonders, intuitively knowing that this can’t be good news. His suspicions are proven correct when he reads this retrieval request form where he must provide information about a particular transaction. While no specific reason is offered as to why this request has been initiated, Joe knows that he must comply to avoid a chargeback – where funds can be taken out of a merchant’s account due to a variety of reasons and placed back into a given customer’s account.

Joe ponders what went wrong with this particular transaction. Is it possible that a member of his staff accepted an invalid credit card (e.g., expired date)? Has there been a processing error (e.g., an input error has been committed where the wrong account has been charged)? These scenarios are very unlikely, Joe decides. In all probability, a customer has either disputed a) the validity of the transaction (i.e., whether the customer has authorized the transaction) or b) the quality of the service and/or product (i.e., the customer has voiced dissatisfaction and wants a refund).

According to guidelines set by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, Joe Q. Merchant must reply with written correspondence, providing all the requested information – in an expedient fashion – in an attempt to rebut any possible chargeback. (A review committee will eventually render a decision as to the legitimacy of a chargeback.) But the retrieval request has indicated the date that this information must be received. If the merchant offers evidence of a transaction after this date, a chargeback will ensue and the merchant will automatically lose those hard-earned dollars that he/she may have already spent.

Online merchants, such as Joe, have more difficult obstacles to overcome than retail merchants in the resolution of chargebacks. After all, those who generally swipe credit cards have a transaction slip or receipt. If a card does not swipe through a credit card terminal, retail merchants must run the card through a manual imprinter to prove that the transaction was authorized. In contrast, those who run businesses online will not have such a physical receipt proving that the customer authorized the sale. This is why online transactions are categorized as “card not present” or “customer not present.”

Every year, a myriad of chargebacks result when customers claim that they never received the merchandise. In such instances, it is imperative that the merchant has a proof of delivery notice, indicating the date with the customer’s signature. If the signature on this notice belongs to another individual (e.g, neighbor) or even if the customer claims that he/she never signed for the item (signature is not clear), the merchant can lose the chargeback. It is always best that an online merchant use the Address Verification system (AVS) to ensure that the address listed on the customer’s credit card matches the billing address. Moreover, it is advisable to check for Visa’s CVV2 code or Mastercard’s CVC2 code – the three digits printed on credit cards near the signature panel in the back of the card – to help determine the validity of a sale. This aides the merchant in helping to identify a cardholder in a non-face-to-face transaction.

Of course, the merchant may then insist that the billing address and ship to address be the same to reduce the possibility of a chargeback. (As an added measure of protection – as a proactive maneuver – a merchant may fax a customer an order or invoice form and ask that the form be faxed back so that the customer’s signature may be on file. In another scenario, if the customer has initiated a chargeback for non-delivery of goods, before 30 days has elapsed from the time that the transaction occurred, the merchant can respond that ample time for shipment was not provided – especially if he/she can submit the terms of agreement, indicating the delivery date. If the merchant knows that delivery will be delayed, it is imperative to contact the customer should the customer derive the conclusion that the shipment was never made. Moreover, at least with phone orders, the merchant may even decide to postpone charging the card until the delivery is near completion or completed.

The retrieval request/chargeback battle becomes even more complex if the customer claims that the product or service does not live up to the customer’s expectations. If this has occurred, Joe Q. Merchant needs to submit his refund policy and proof that the customer was made aware of such a policy.

If a product was purchased, the customer must return it before a chargeback can be initiated – at least if the customer used a Visa or Mastercard. It is then up to the merchant how to proceed (i.e., to either grant or deny a refund). Disputes regarding a service fall in a very gray area. While it is mandatory that the customer attempt to work out an agreement with the merchant before attempting to charge back payment, such a conference may result in a stalemate. The almighty refund policy may help the merchant but if there are loopholes, the customer may very well be deemed victorious. And it should be clear that any “tie” goes to the customer; if the merchant cannot provide conclusive evidence that services rendered were thorough and appropriate or if there exists reasonable doubt, Joe Q. Merchant will not only have lost time with the customer but his money. And if the customer asserts that services were not rendered at all, Joe needs to show evidence of his work to the processing bank or a contract that spells out that he intended to provide service on a future specified date. Again, any inconclusivity that Joe fulfilled his obligation or planned to will result in a thinner wallet for Joe.

Although Joe Q. Merchant was quick to dismiss the notion that a point-of-sale processing error transpired, he needs to realize that there exists the possibility for human error on any given transaction. What happens, for example, if a customer has inadvertently been billed twice for a product or service? What happens if a customer cancelled a recurring billing charge but was still assessed a charge? In business, attention to detail is a must. But if Joe or a member of his staff erred, a credit to the customer must be issued posthaste.

Of course, the best way to prevent chargebacks starts with Joe’s actions and not necessarily the customer’s actions. Are safeguards in place to prevent processing errors? For instance, on phone orders, do the merchants’ representatives ensure that every given digit, including the expiration date, is absolutely correct? Are orders confirmed by fax?; Are phone numbers checked with directory enquiries?; Are customers contacted back by phone to confirm the telephone number?

Internet orders need to be evaluated, too. Are fraud-preventative devices, such as the AVS and CVV2/CVC2 code employed? Was the customer’s address verified by calling the card issuing bank’s Voice Authorization Center? (Alternatively, the merchant can automatically decline any transaction where there is an AVS mismatch.) Is the refund policy easily accessible and observable on the website? Does a recognizable Doing Business As (DBA) name with a concomitant phone number appear on the customers’ statements? Are signed delivery receipts obtained?

Logic and intuition are powerful tools in preventing chargebacks, too. If Joe Q. Merchant has an uneasy feeling about a transaction (e.g., the customer is willing to pay additional fees for faster delivery for a high-ticket item, the customer has a domestic billing address but a foreign shipping address, etc), he needs to proceed with caution. High-ticket items are profitable but risky and Joe Q. Merchant must especially perform his due diligence with such transactions.

A yellow light should also appear for any foreign order, particularly those that originate from certain problem countries like Singapore or Indonesia. Indeed, Joe needs to weigh the benefits vs. the potential cost of doing business outside the States.

Although chargebacks can raise their ugly head for any merchant, Joe Q. Merchant realizes that by taking a thorough, hands-on and cautious approach, he can substantially reduce or eliminate their occurrence. As an added measure of protection, Joe will conduct business ethically and responsibly and reach out towards his customers to ensure their satisfaction. He will, for example, describe products and/or services with accurate descriptions, provide a clear and fair return policy and establish dialogue, whenever possible, with the customer – either before, during or after a given transaction.

Advancing technology, to better identify customers (e.g., Verified by Visa or SecureCode provided by Mastercard), will serve to reduce fraud and/or limit chargebacks. But until technology catches up with the oft-unpredictable world of e-commerce chargebacks, Joe Q. Merchant can look towards one reliable stop-gap measure: himself.

Copyright 2006 William Hamilton

William Hamilton owns a payment processing company, IntelliCollect (a subsidiary of United Bank Card), a firm offering cost-effective payment processing solutions. Services are listed at: http://www.intelli-collect.com

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

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A Quick Guide To Credit Card Machines
By Jake Atkinson

We’ve come a long way since the first credit card machine was
launched in the market. Today there are different types of
credit card machines, and you can choose the one that is best
suited to your business needs.

The Wireless Credit Card Machine: For a mobile business, a
wireless credit card machine is the best option. The wireless
model is the most advanced credit card processing machine
available today, and also the most expensive one. It is
important to remember, however, that the area where you plan to
use the machine should have sufficient cellular coverage if you
decide to go the wireless route.

Credit Card Terminals That Can Handle Multiple Merchant
Accounts: Your business needs may require you to maintain
separate accounts for separate employees/service providers. For
such businesses, the multiple merchant accounts option is a
sensible one. The most commonly used credit card terminals that
can handle multiple merchant accounts include Nurit 2085, Nurit
3020, Nurit 3010, Nurit 8000, Omni 3750, Omni 3740, and the
Verifone Tranz 380x2.

The Terminal Without An Attached Printer: These machines
(without printers) are commonly used when mail ordering or
phone ordering is involved. When the business is run in a
mobile environment, and the credit card number is called in to
a central location where the number is keyed in, then too,
machines without printers are often used. Also, when your
business is a mobile one (landscaping, plumbing, locksmith),
yet the wireless machine is not feasible for you, then this
option is a very effective one. The printer-less credit card
machines are very cost-effective – prices can range from
$200.00 - $450.00 for a new machine, and $150.00 - $300.00 for
a refurbished unit. The Verifone Tranz 330 and Verifone Tranz
380 are two of the most popular machines in this category.

The Terminal With An Attached Printer: For your retail
business, this machine, which includes an integrated impact or
thermal printer, lets you issue a receipt to the customer at
the time of the sale. Also, in this category you can purchase
machines that have built in pinpads. It makes sense to have
this feature, because it lets you accept debit cards without
purchasing a separate pinpad. Though machines with integrated
printers are slightly more expensive that the credit card
processing machines that don't have attached printers, they are
priced reasonably. The price ranges from around $275 - $900,
depending on the model and features. The most widely used
terminals in this category include the Hypercom T7 Plus, the
Nurit 2085, and the Verifone Omni 3200se. If you are looking
for integrated pinpads in the machine (that let you process
debit cards without purchasing separate pinpads), you can
select from the Nurit 2085 Plus, Nurit 8320, and the Omni

About the Author: Jake Atkinson recommends
http://www.merchantequip.com/creditcardmachines.php for more
information on credit card machines.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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Credit Card Basics
By Mansi Aggarwal

“Which bank’s credit card do you have?”, “what is its credit
limit”, “what type of card is it”…such questions are on
everybody’s lips today. The world seems to have been squeezed
and wrapped into a credit card. Nowadays everybody speaks and
grasps the language of credit cards. The credit card syndrome
seems to have gripped all of us.

But are credit cards only beneficial? Let us analyze the pros
and cons of this pocket plastic and see what outweighs the

The Benefits of a Credit Card:

• Keep heavy cash in abeyance—money is the most coveted thing
in this world. Carrying lot of cash wherever you go is always a
bone of contention. A credit card facilitates you to travel
without heavy cash and have a carefree and happy trip or

• Imagine yourself out for shopping in a wonderful mall. While
you shop, you remember to take boots for your son, spectacles
for mother, necklace for your beloved wife…but falling short of
money! The credit card is your best friend in such a situation.

• Even if you lose your credit card, you need not be
apprehensive and scared the way you get when you lose your cash.
This is because you can get the card freezed or blocked from the
bank and relax.

• Credit card works anywhere and everywhere nowadays. You just
need to bag your card and make a move to any destination without
bothering for money.

• Loan facility can also be availed via credit cards.

The Negative Aspect of Surge in Credit Card usage

• Generally everybody does not meet the eligibility criterion
to hold a credit card. yet in order to enhance their sales and
as part of marketing strategies, companies, private banks etc.
do away with giving these cards to who so ever caters even to
the minimum terms and conditions.

• The loan factor-the cards provide you with huge credit
limits. The consumer ignorant of the forthcoming trouble, keeps
on drawing money from his card and most often when he realizes
his mistake, it is too late. He not only comes in the debt of
the money he withdrew but also the massive interest that is
charged by these companies and banks.

• Many credit card companies provide lucrative offers almost
every month in the form of incentives. These incentives are
basically meant to boost the sale of their product. Incentives
like travel programs, gas purchases etc. are a very common
phenomenon these days. But one should not get lured by these for
it is well said that everything that glitters is not gold.
Initially the cards might be promising for some cheerful moments
but once you become habitual of them they can land you in soup.

• The addictiveness- it is most often the addictiveness of
these cards that is a source of trouble. People, who keep on
drawing from the bank’s or company’s credit, suffer largely.

• Debit cards are believed to be different from the credit
cards. But actually the difference is minute. A debit card can
also be used as a credit card at times and there are some
eminent banks that charge fee with the debit cards too. So more
or less the situation remains to be the same.

When you make up your mind to go for a debit card, consult some
advisor. Know the details of the interest rate, the tenure to
repay the amount and other such things. Do not be carried away
by brand names. Just make a survey first and then decide which
one to go for.

About the Author: Mansi aggarwal writes about credit card.
Learn more at http://www.wisecreditcarduse.com .

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Monday, July 23, 2007

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Top Ten Tips For Getting The Right Credit Card
By Max Hunter

Dodging through the Maze and Getting The Best Deal Going

Purchasing any financial product can be a difficult matter. The
marketplace is one fraught with complications and offers are
thrown your way from all directions. Sometimes it can all seem
overwhelming. Who do you buy from? Who do you believe? What is
the right deal for YOU?

To simplify matters, and make it easier for you to get the best
deal possible, we’ve compiled our top ten tips for getting the
right credit card.

1) The first and most important thing to understand before you
consider any financial product, particularly a credit card, is
this: You must have income sufficient to pay your current bills
and overheads PLUS at the very least your credit card minimums
payment each and every month. Ideally you should aim to pay
back as much of your balance as possible month on month. Ensure
that you do, and the ball’s rolling…

2) Consider just how much you can afford to borrow. Credit card
companies operate by pumping up your credit limit until it
reaches the stage where you’re so ensnared by the lure of cheap
finance that you have followed the balance right up to the top.
When this happens consumers can only pay back the minimum
balance – around 2.5 per cent of the overall balance – each
month. Given the high interest rates involved, this can mean
paying back as little as just one of a percent off the balance
each month. It doesn’t take a math genius to figure out the
problems that this can cause. Operate a maximum balance rule
and abide by it. If you’re unsure of whether you’re disciplined
enough to follow it, get the credit card company to lower you
limit accordingly. If you’re sure that you can afford a credit
card in the first place, and follow no other rule – then follow
this one!

3) Boost your credit rating as much as possible before actually
applying for a credit card. The better your credit rating, the
lower your interest repayments and the less money that will end
up in the hands of the lender. You can do this in a variety of
easy ways in the months before you apply for your credit card.
Paying your bills in a timely manner; closing unused retail
store cards, credit cards and old bank accounts with overdraft
facilities all help. Likewise if you have maintained a healthy
and long-standing arrangement with a bank or other lender.
Don’t apply for a stack of credit cards, loans and so on,
unless you’re absolutely sure it’s the right product for you.
It goes without saying that you should never apply for a credit
line unless you use it.

4) If you have or have had credit rating problems, it’s
definitely worth applying to a credit reference agency, like
Experian, and checking it out. As with all companies errors
unfortunately happen all the time. Erroneous reports of missed
payments, referrals to debt collectors and even bankruptcies
can scupper your chances of getting a low rate of interest and
even a credit card altogether. It’s vital that you get rid of
black marks on your credit rating. Query everything and haggle
with credit reference agencies so that only the information
that is listed on your credit history that should be there, is

5) Transferring the balance of your credit card to another one
is a way of paying off your existing debt at a cheaper rate. In
many cases this can be set at 0 per cent for a period of a
number of months, before reverting to a higher rate. By
switching to such a card – and then another at the end of the
interest free term, and maybe even another after that – it
gives you a clear run at reducing your debt, without it
spiraling ever further upwards. Even if you’re still only
paying 2.5 per cent off the balance a month, far better to do
that than knocking off one half of a per cent, or less.

6) If you have no debt obligations, are patient and diligent,
and want to get one over the credit companies while making a
tidy profit yourself, keep reading. Scan the market for credit
cards offering ‘Super Balance Transfers’ – where you can
transfer money into your bank account at 0% for a fixed time –
and take one out. Max it out and transfer it into a high
interest bank account. Don’t touch it. Now, ensure you make the
minimum payment each month and pay the balance off at the end
with the money you’ve banked. When all that’s done, you should
be pleasantly surprised with the nest egg of interest left over
in your savings account.

7) If a bad credit card is all that’s available to you, it is
best that you use it as little as possible and pay off the
balance in full at the end of every month. Don’t use it for big
purchases as interest is likely to be high. By proving that you
are a responsible lender with a high interest credit card, your
credit rating will go up and cards with lower APRs will be made
available to you in the fullness of time.

8) Consumers who spend on a card, but don’t clear the debt each
month should focus on minimizing the interest cost. Search the
market for the lowest purchase rate available, but also keep in
mind the day when you’ll clear the balance in full (e.g. bonus
time; when your bonds mature, etc.) and don’t let the balance
spiral beyond your means.

9) If you pay off your balance in full each month then the
interest rate is irrelevant. Focus instead on the gains
available from using the card for spending. The key to this is
the reward scheme offered. Many credit cards offer points
schemes or even cash-back. There’s a huge array of different
schemes, but by picking the right one you can benefit
substantially. It’s often simpler just to go for a Cashback
card, where the benefits are more apparent, but sometimes
reward schemes offer great inducements – particularly when they
offer double points to new customers, and so on.

10) The minute you think you might have a credit card debt
problem, do something to redress it. Help and advice is always
at hand and things are usually less bad than they first seem.

About the Author: Max Hunter is the author of many credit
related articles. If you are looking for help with Home Loans
or any other type of credit issue please visit us at

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Credit Card Machines 802

Getting A Credit Card Is A Big Responsibility
By Connie Gutchrif

Owning a credit card can be quite an advantage. Whether making
online purchases, booking an air ticket or a hotel room on the
phone or simply being in need of some emergency cash, having a
credit card can be a big help. However, getting a credit card
is also a huge responsibility and if you don't keep an eye on
your spending habits, credit cards can create some serious
problems. Here is an excellent list of tips on proper credit
card use and if you follow these, you will likely stay out of
trouble and your credit card will be a blessing instead of a

1. When you make a purchase with the credit card, it is akin to
taking a loan from your bank. What you have borrowed has to be
returned - so do not borrow beyond your capacity to pay it

2. Always be aware of your outstanding credit card balances.
This will help you determine whether you can make additional
purchases. Even small purchases can really add up to big
balances and substantial interest charges.

3.Any credit card receipts should be kept until you can compare
them to your monthly statement. If you find any purchases you
did not make, or higher charges than those on the receipt,
contact your credit card company immediately.

4. Never give out your credit card to anyone! This includes
people in your family and any of your friends. It is not that
you cannot trust these individuals, but you cannot track
purchases you are not even making.

5. Never charge more than you can repay. When you do, you can
hurt your future chances of getting any kind of credit,
including car loans, home mortgages and other forms of loans.

6. Pay your credit card bills on time or even before they are
due. Doing so will not only help improve your credit scores,
but also help avoid additional costs associated with late
payment charges and accrued interest.

7.Try to pay all your credit card bills in full each and every
month. Have payments of a certain amount in your budget and try
not to purchase more than that amount.

8. Use your credit cards for new purchases only. Too many
people use one credit card to pay another credit card bill and
that always leads to more spending and higher balances.

About the Author: Connie Gutchrif is the President of FN
Credit, LLC - An excellent resource for information on credit.
To learn more, be sure to visit: http://www.fncredit.com

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