Towards better use of our credit cards, here are the best ways that you should view your credit card purchases in order to help you become more responsible.
Add to the price. When we shop with credit cards, we always make sure that we are getting the best deal possible. If you consider yourself a responsible shopper, then you also understand that by not paying off your purchase, you are adding to the price of the item that you are purchasing. That means that you can easily add 50% to the price of the item by not paying it off and allowing interest and other fees to accrue.
Look at the temporary nature. The things that we purchase that we think we need most often are not. Once you buy something with your credit card and take it home, the purchase is almost devoid of value because you still owe money on it and yet, it does not satisfy that urge you had to purchase it in the first place. If you view your card purchases in this manner, it will help you keep from making them. Things are temporary, but debt goes on for long periods of time. Just think about how long it will take to pay for the item that you want to purchase. Can you see yourself continuing to pay for it in twelve months? That is very possible with a credit card purchase.