Should I Stop Using My Credit Cards?

DO use your credit cards. Many people who make mistakes with their credit believe that the best way to fix things is to never use credit again. If you are afraid that you cannot handle your credit cards correctly then the best policy is probably this one: Run only your utility bills on your credit cards each month and then pay the balance in full by the due date. You would have paid them in full anyway. This ensures that your utility bills get paid on time automatically, and as long as you keep the habit of paying off your credit card balance each month your score will continue to go up. Leave the credit cards locked in a safe or drawer at home so you’re not tempted to use them impulsively.