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#37 MadHatter

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Again I don't know the full situation, but the thought of having 4 dfifferent cards/banks in my life makes me cringe. I still bet that my general spending and cash savings gets me to your $1000 mark, and even if not my the value of my time and not spending it dealing with card companies and thier associated risks and headaches more than makes up the difference.


Really not much to deal with if you are disciplined. The risks and headaches that you refer to are user created. Use the card and pay the bill at the end of the month....and there are no headaches.

If you combined the cash back from the cards ALONG WITH your general spending and cash savings, you would be at a $2,000 mark.

Using the cards correctly can be financially beneficial. But, as some have said, doing it without the discipline of paying everything off every month could be a huge mistake and tragedy.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'm an accountant. Managing 4-5 credit card accounts is nothing to me.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

MH sheltered?lol U should see him on tailgates... Totally opposite from sheltered...

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

This is just like people who think it is a good idea to be getting a tax refund. Dumbest thing you can do with you taxes. you just gave the gov't your money interest free.


Forced savings for some people may outweigh the interest lost (which is tiny these days.)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

I'm an accountant. Managing 4-5 credit card accounts is nothing to me.


Yeah a good friend of mine who is a CPA tried to explain to me how I need to sign up for all these credit cards to reap the air miles. It flew right over my head and I just signed up for a Venture card lol.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Please enlighten me on how I am "very sheltered" ole socialist one.

You have not met me....know nothing about me....know nothing about my family.

This should be entertaining.


Fair enough.

You're either posting in character or you're sheltered.

#43 MadHatter

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Forced savings for some people may outweigh the interest lost (which is tiny these days.)


Absolutely...if you don't have the discipline to save, then you are better of getting a refund. But with discipline you are still better off owing.

I just direct deposit a portion of my paycheck (the expected under witholding) into a separate interest bearing account. That way, i don't even miss it. Don't make much from it, but I would rather me make an extra $1k than the gov't.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

Really not much to deal with if you are disciplined. The risks and headaches that you refer to are user created. Use the card and pay the bill at the end of the month....and there are no headaches.

If you combined the cash back from the cards ALONG WITH your general spending and cash savings, you would be at a $2,000 mark.

Using the cards correctly can be financially beneficial. But, as some have said, doing it without the discipline of paying everything off every month could be a huge mistake and tragedy.

I'm an accountant. Managing 4-5 credit card accounts is nothing to me.


I've done it both ways and see zero reason to bring a middleman back into my finances. $1000 a year, likely significantly less for me, simply isn't worth the possible hassle, and I have no interest (pun intended) in playing a game with a deck stacked against the customer.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Capital One:
"What's in your my wallet?"

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

little tip on the credit score/reporting deal. since trane, experian and equifax offer FREE reports once a year, just use each one every 4 months(quarterly) and for an entire year you have a free report.