5 ways to pay your credit card bill on time

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  • Daniel Leifker San Francisco, CA
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    I like credit cards a lot. I get frequent flyer miles from airlines, and if there is fraud the money doesn't temporarily disappear from my checking account as it would with a debit card. The one time I use cash is when when I'm with a group in a restaurant and need to pay my share of the check without a lot of hassle.

    The best trick I learned: log on to your credit card accounts once each week and pay off the current balance. There's no law that prohibits you from making more than one payment per month.

    This rubs your nose right in your weekly charges and makes you very aware of your spending. It also prevents late charges.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 6:26 p.m.

    A few years ago I was buying a new car from a dealer. I applied for the lone and went back the next day. On his desk was a large stack of printer paper with every thing I charged or had a lone on, in my entire life. He said that I should not of seen that. That really tripped me out. I was OK but I'll never get over seeing every thing I had ever bought, and if I was ever late or missed a payment.