4 Places Your Credit Card Is A Better Choice Than Debit
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If you’re like many Americans, you might find you’re saying “debit” instead of “credit” more often at the cash register. Debit card use rose dramatically in the last decade, surpassing credit card use in 2006, according to Federal Reserve estimates.

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But consumer protections differ for the two payment options, making credit cards the better choice in some circumstances. Here are four instances when you should use your credit card instead of your debit card:

1. Hotel Registration

When you check in, the hotel puts a temporary hold on your account for more than you might spend, say $ 250 a day, to protect itself against losses. Once you check out, the hotel removes the hold and charges you the correct amount. If you use your credit card, the hold is put against your credit limit. But if you use your debit card, the hold freezes that cash in your checking account. Better to have a portion of your cred…………… continues on TheStreet.com

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