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When plastic trumps cash

Posted by Carren |

Having itemized the many ways we women can falter in the slippery slope of credit cards, there is a reason why credit cards continue to be used all around the world. Undeniably, as much as they make frivolous purchases easier, they also make buying the necessities that much faster.

Text by: Carren Jao
Published: MEGA May 2009

There are some situations when using your credit card is more sensible:

1. Online shopping
Online shops usually require a credit card to complete a transaction. In case of disputes, credit companies can help you stop unauthorized payments, or claim refunds for defective goods. Remember to keep your payment records on file.

2. Traveling
Some credit companies offer automatic travel insurance in case of accidents or lost luggage. Check the benefits offered by your credit company.

3. Checking in
Most hotels require a valid credit card or cash deposit as an assurance of payment when checking-in. If you’re reluctant to part with your money, a credit card swipe answers your worries.


Jen Laceda | Milk Guides said...

Haha, so true! Nowadays, it's back to the old-school. Keep cash. Spend cash. High interest rates are a killer!!!

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