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Using Credit Wisely

  1. Do not use a credit card for a purchase unless the amount is within your monthly spending limit.

  2. Limit yourself to two or three cards.

  3. Payoff the balance in full each month.

  4. Always pay more than the minimum payment required.

  5. For large purchases, plan to pay off the amount in three monthly installments.

  6. Do not consider the credit card an emergency fund.

  7. Save money for trips and use the card only for convenience and safety.


If you are having problems with credit or budgeting, get credit counseling. 

For more information, please contact the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, at 800-251-2227.

Content provided by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of South Florida, a United Way impact partner.

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