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Credit cards trick you into spending more

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2022 | Credit Card Debt Relief |

If you consistently use a credit card to make purchases, one potential trap that you can fall into is simply spending more than you can afford. Some of this may be due to simple mistakes in budgeting, but the truth is that psychological manipulation is being carried out. Credit cards actually trick you into spending more money than you would if you had been using cash.

You may think that it would be impossible for this to happen since you’re in control of how much you spend either way. While that is technically true, buying something on a credit card often doesn’t feel like you are using “real money.” If you had to hand someone a $100 bill, in other words, you would feel the loss of the hundred dollars in a way that you simply do not feel it when you charge another hundred dollars on your credit card.

Putting off repayment issues

What people are often doing is simply putting off the issues for another day. They may have the gut feeling that whatever they’re buying is too expensive, and they don’t have the cash on hand to afford it anyway. But it’s not that difficult to decide to purchase the item on the credit card, knowing that this gives you the next month to figure out how to pay that money back. People often tell themselves that they will just reduce spending in other areas or make a little more money next month.

But the problem is that you’re going to owe that money, regardless of what your financial situation looks like in the future. This can lead people to get over their heads without even realizing what’s happening. If you have found yourself facing this type of that, then you need to know about your legal options.

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