10 Purchases You Should Not Put on a Credit Card

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but sometimes it's simply smarter to keep the plastic tucked away.

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Many credit cards offer a slew of incentives to consumers who use them — from cash back and other rewards to zero liability in case of fraud.

But credit cards are not always your best form of payment, especially if you aren’t great with debt. In many cases, you are better off keeping the plastic tucked away.

For some readers, this advice comes too late. If you already are facing a mountain of debt, remember that it’s never too late to get help, such as through credit counseling from a reputable professional.

But regardless of whether you already have stellar credit, are in need of credit restoration or fall somewhere in between, you will benefit from knowing when not to pay with a credit card. Following are 10 such purchases.

And if you’d like to find the best credit card for you, check out our Credit Card page.

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