If you are not used to managing money because you have only recently become emancipated (e.g. you are a college student!) you may find yourself frittering your money away on entertainment and pizzas. As opposed to doing this, be responsible in managing your finances in order to stay out of debt.
Don’t trust any organization that guarantees success in repairing your credit. Lots of credit repair companies want you to think that they can fix any situation of bad credit. This is a ploy to get you to sign up for their service. You can handle most debt consolidation and credit repair on your own. Guaranteeing success is fraudulent.
If you bought a defective item, chances are you will notice it within a few weeks only. The company who provides the extended warranty makes a lot of money on the deal and for you, it’s often not worth the price you pay.
If you want a good credit report, you should use between two and four credit cards. Having just one card means slower accumulation of good credit, but having five or more cards can add unnecessary complexity to your finances. Try using two cards to build up your credit and adding more when needed.
Dump your old incandescent bulbs and install efficient, compact fluorescent bulbs in their place. By replacing your regular bulbs with high efficiency CFL bulbs, you will lower your electricity bill, as well as help the environment. CFL bulbs last a lot longer than old-style, traditional light bulbs. You will end up purchasing fewer bulbs and therefore saving money.
Using a credit card is an awesome idea, rather than using your debit card, which has no added benefits to it, like a rewards program etc. If you have a card that offers rewards, use it on your daily purchases, such as groceries and gas. You’ll earn points or cash back on those purchases when you use a rewards card.
By writing down a budget that keeps you from spending more than you earn, you can avoid piling up debts and unpaid bills. Use the tips laid out here, so you can avoid collection calls and remain in the black.