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-- -- the director of consumer education for credit dot com.
You know these holds in particulars.
Are used when you book a hotel room aren't that.
They are when you book a hotel room when you go to the gas companies swipe your debit card the -- when you go to rent a car.
They placed a hold Tracy and it's not just for the amount that you're gonna actually purchase but -- a little bit extreme case you overspent.
And did you get that back right when you eventually pay for the hotel room you get the extra money back.
You do get back but it usually doesn't happen right away -- going from hotel room to hotel room putting the gas in the car rented car.
You could tie up funds that you need for your travel.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Overdraft right because.
All this money is being held even though it's not actually being used and -- -- have to worry about these big overdraft charges.
That's right a lot of people who have opted in to allow their bank to charge them an overdraft fee if they -- debit card -- go over with the money that it's available.
But it's 35 to 42 dollars a pop you know that might be dinner on the -- -- my at least be breakfast so it's very expensive so I do recommend.
That if you're Visa debit card I -- -- out -- -- overdraft the worst is they're gonna say you don't have enough money use another payment method but -- you won't be stuck with that big -- -- are you recommending people use credit cards for things like gas and hotel fees.
I I like to see consumers use credit cards for a lot of reasons including fraud protection.
But let's be realistic a lot of people can't is credit -- -- days they have balances -- overspent so they are gonna use debit cards.
If you -- use debit cards be Smart about it for example you -- book your hotel room and pay for -- -- online before you go.
Then when you given the debit card it's just gonna be for incidental it's not going to be for the whole amount -- when you go to that gas pump.
Go ahead and go inside.
Estimate how much you're gonna spend if you if you don't spend quite that much you can -- beckon of the gas station get a refund for the difference but there's no hold in that situation right that I do see that I use my debit card for gas -- -- they'll hold amount come up instantaneously.
There's also rental car hassles with your debit card aren't there.
He had typically you know using a debit card doesn't affect your credit but there is one major car rental agency that what -- check your credit if you -- -- debit card.
So that places inquiry on your credit too many of those is not good for your credit score.
There's always the -- issue and then then think it's.
Thing Tracy is that you don't get the benefit of the collision damage waiver -- you know that extra benefit you get on a lot of credit cards -- like she's saying no to that expensive insurance that they charge with the counter so that's 1525.
But today that you might -- If you use the right credit card as opposed to a debit card that's actually great -- as as the -- protection that happened a lot of people are unaware that they don't get fraud protection with their debit card.
You you have fraud protection but it's not the same as with credit -- think about if someone goes on a spending spree data card the money's gone it's out of your account.
He have to try to get it back into your account what if you need that money to get back home then you're stranded.
So -- keep just enough money and that in that account associated with -- your debit card.
To do what you need to do but you can always set up a secondary count transfer money and you can do -- -- your Smartphone your iPhone it's really easy.
And that we -- now putting your entire money at risk.
-- it's great information nine certainly guilty of doing a lot of those things I've been known to bypass -- come with my debit card and pay its okay at least she -- at least sure overspending so it's not bad he's debit cards is to be Smart about it thinking dared I think you've.
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