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How Much is Your Credit Card Costing You?

By Eliza Taylor

Have you ever thought how much a credit card costs to you?

 
Most of the credit card companies have reduced this grace period these days and they are having the planning of making it very much difficult for the user to pay their bill within this grace period.
 

You can say that you are aware of all the hidden costs and charges. In fact there are many hidden fees and charges that often go unnoticed by the credit card user.

If you are not serious about these hidden costs then at the end of the year you could end up paying thousands of dollars without even realizing it. Ultimately you can easily found out that your yearly budget is destroyed by this hidden cost.

Here are some of the descriptions of the hidden costs which you can avoid:

The very first factor is the Grace period. It is the extra time provided by the credit card companies in which you can pay your bill past the due date without accruing additional interest of fees. Most of the credit card companies have reduced this grace period these days and they are having the planning of making it very much difficult for the user to pay their bill within this grace period. Some of the credit card companies have eliminated this concept of grace period. So if you buy anything today it will start accruing interest immediately. Now it is you who can decide to choose another credit card company which is providing more grace period than your current one.

The other factor which is generally ignored by general user is the Late Fee. This is the main area of income for some of the credit card companies. You should know what the late fees are for your credit card and under what circumstances you can be charged, otherwise you can found yourself in a big trap of fine.

Try to pay your bills as soon as you receive the statement, otherwise the late fee will be implemented on you. If you are submitting the late fees then it can also diminish your credit report. Even the credit card company can increase the interest rates if you miss the payment of the bills by the date.

So overall you are the sole person responsible for the hidden cost on your credit card. If you are paying the bills on the due date then you need not to worry at all. By making your payments on time, you will save hundreds or thousands more dollars each year in interest and other fees. Have a happy credit life!!!







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