TAKING CASH ADVANCES
Typically, if you pay off a balance in full each month, there’s a grace period of at least 21 days to pay off new charges without interest. Cash advances get no grace period. “If you withdraw cash from an ATM with your credit card, that is considered a cash advance, and interest will accrue immediately,” says Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. Cash advances also have different rates and require an additional fee.