The holidays are up and everyone is expected to go out of town or to do some holiday shopping. You may do all of that and you may even use your card for it. But doing all these will still require to do a credit score check. You might end up hurting your credit if you get carried away with the holidays. It’s a good thing you can still monitor your credit even if you’re enjoying your vacation. You don’t have to sacrifice the fun just to keep your credit score safe. Here are the things that you should do or follow to keep it healthy.
1. If you are going away for the holidays, you can subscribe to an online credit monitoring service. Or if you have a smart phone or android phones, you can just download an application and you’re good to go. All you need is an internet connection and you’ll be able to monitor your credit already. These services will notify you with the changes in your account. You will be alerted for exceeded limits, bills, delinquencies etc. You can even prevent identity fraud from happening. If you want an overall peace of mind and easy tracking of your credit then this is for you.
2. Keep a budget and list down all your expenses if you out for the holidays. This way, you won’t be overspending and you won’t go overboard if you are using your card. If you can manage to stay within your limit or stay below it for about 30% then you’ll be doing some good stuff for your credit. You’ll seem more responsible to creditors if you do this, plus, you won’t have to worry about paying the excess of your bills.
3. Being on a vacation isn’t an excuse for you to not pay your bills. Be responsible and come back to reality.