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Getting the Most Out of Your Credit Cards

How are you using your credit cards? Do they sit in your wallet, longing to see the sunlight? Or are you getting the most out of the benefits that come with them? A lot of people claim they have a credit card to “build credit” or “in case of an emergency,” but these are often fringe benefits to having them. What exactly are you missing out on?

Choosing the Right Cards

First, you should figure out what constitutes the “right card” for you. It depends on what you like, to be honest. Does it come with perks like cashback or other kinds of rewards? There are a lot of credit cards that have perks like the Target REDCard, where you get 5 percent off every purchase, or the Chevron Visa Card, which offers a slew of discounts on gasoline. You should research all of the options available to you and see if you can find a credit card offered by stores and locations you frequent.

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Do You Really Save Money When Gas Prices Drop?

I’ve noticed that a lot of gas prices have been fluctuating left and right. Usually, the reason for this is because of the price of crude oil. What I find very frustrating is the attitude people have towards gas prices. Maybe after reading this post, you will too. We live in a nation where everybody wants the cheapest gas price, but at what real cost? Sometimes, we get a little too distracted by the fact that the prices are so low we don’t notice the difference in quality.

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