6 Dangers of Carrying a High Balance on Your Credit CardJuly 18, 2017
A credit card can at once be both a blessing and a curse. While it offers the convenience of cashless transactions, a cardholder must also bear the responsibility of using the piece of plastic in a careful and thrifty manner. With a credit card in hand, many consumers are tempted to spend more than they can pay off. Meanwhile, there are others who frequently max out their cards without realizing the negative effects of such actions.
Let’s say you own a single credit card that has a maximum limit of $2,000. In this case, you may feel that it’s okay to put a $1,500 purchase on it, especially if you can afford it pay it off. However, that would take your credit utilization ratio to 75%. The general rule to be followed with credit cards is that your balance should not surpass 30% of your credit limit. Ideally, you should ensure that it remains below 10% at all times. Here’s what can happen if you get into the habit of carrying a high balance on your credit card.
Of course, there may be situations where even though your credit utilization ratio is low, your authorized limit is just not high enough to allow you to use your credit card for your desired purpose. In such cases, you can request that your card company increase your limit. Alternatively, you can approach our team at Fund&Grow – our organization helps individuals and small businesses get up to $250,000 through creative credit card financing. And what’s more – this loan is not only unsecured but also interest-free! So if you know anyone with this sort of a requirement, have them call us at (800) 996-0270 and we will do our best to help them out.
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