Wondering how many credit cards you should have? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some financial experts say zero….as in none. Others say as many as you can handle. However, the question may not be how many you can handle, but more so what kinds of cards you should carry. Co-founder of credit.com, Adam Levin suggests carrying an all-purpose card and a low interest credit card.
Your all-purpose card would be your rewards based cards, which are great for everyday use. It allows you to earn rewards for purchases. The interest fees are higher, but the goal is to pay off the balance each month.
Your low interest credit card is for emergencies and unexpected repairs. These cards give you wiggle room and due to low interest rates, you’re not overwhelmed with paying them back.