How many credit cards do you have?

  1. The Finance Hub profile image38
    The Finance Hubposted 6 years ago

    How many credit cards do you have?

    Studies show that the vast majority of consumers with credit cards don't even know how many credit cards they have! So, I wanted to find out, how many credit cards the average person reading this question has. I'm not asking about debts, personal information or anything that could be revealing, just a number and if you wish, you can elaborate!

  2. Jill Larson profile image60
    Jill Larsonposted 6 years ago

    Deciding how many credit cards to own is a difficult thing due to the fact that credit scores look at both how many credit cards you own (it's bad to have too many cards) as well as your total credit limit and how much you're using (a good thing if you pay your cards off regularly).
    In order to keep my credit score maximized, I have kept the first credit card I ever owned, though I only use it often enough to keep the account open. 
    I also have a cash back credit card that I use for every purchase I possibly can.  I use this to earn the cash back and pay the card off in full twice a month.
    Finally, I own a Target card because you can save 5% off of each purchase. When you price match other stores and own a bonus 5%, you can't beat that.
    Yes, credit cards are a bad thing, but they can help your credit score so they can be necessary in many cases.  It's just important to use them wisely.
    -Jill Larson

  3. Petfriends profile image60
    Petfriendsposted 6 years ago

    I rely on two with one primary and the other as a backup. I learned my lesson in my twenties with credit card debit and after years working to pay it off I've vowed to never go back. I find it risky to have anything more than two in order to maintain control.

 
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