Today, my special event was Spring Break (which, incidentally, more ... 3 weeks and I am confident that I do more shopping at this time)! Normally I'm not with great shopping with my credit card ... But today I decided that I do when I use the World Bank of America Card points and can collect points on my purchases. But today is clear to me how easy it is for people just to keep putting purchases on their credit cards without really thinking.
I knew I had enough money, when I stepped on my purchases by credit card, but still ... It's so easy! I am pretty frugal with my money sometimes, but as soon as I receive from the roll with shops, it seems that I can not stop. Unable to check all my accounts and make sure that I always follow my goal, it would be extremely difficult to strike a balance in your account at the same time controlling the cost of my credit cards.
I understand now how easy it is to make a purchase without feeling that they spent all the money. He added quickly, so that before you know you can be sure at the top. So my advice (as I am sure you have heard many others before him), then make sure that the money to pay off your credit card.
What I am best when I make a purchase, and I'm sure I'll keep what I bought ... I have to pay my credit card immediately. This really helps me in the long term. Then, when my last credit card bill around me, I know that many have paid ... and I can better track how much money I have in my bank account if I accept cash.
Another thing, make sure you do not cost your credit card, write a lot of checks, cash, etc ... all, without regard to all. Geezeo help you organize all this track where your money goes! Do not make mistakes. They do not want these returned checks and interest on your credit card account rocket (not to mention unable to make payments at least).
Really, I think most of it is ... Be wise with your money! I know that I probably repeat what many others say the whole time, but by a student who likes to spend money ... I understand that many of you are college kids! You want to save, spend, and at the same time enjoy the time you go in the "real world" ... But, remember, be smart enough, and always to their destinations and planning!