No. of Recommendations: 5
I ran into an interesting situation wherein I needed to use my credit cards. I moved from an academic job to a very corporate one. It didn't occur to me that I was supposed to project a more professional image than my coworkers (later found out the reasons) and apparently dressing more professionallly would help. Since I was in danger of blowing the job as I was in my probationary period with two weeks to go, I had to buy enough corpoate clothes and shoes to get by. Quickly. I did so, and it made a huge difference (packaging is everything there, apparently) and my job is safe.

Please, no tut-tutts about not hitting the consignment stores, discount stores, etc... the limits on my time and transportation options were greater than the limits on my income. Regarding my new corporate pumps, there is a rather pricy model that supports my hobbit-like feet in relative comfort. I know from experience that these will last almost forever, and since they are basic pumps, they will never go out of style.

I paid off this investment in two months. While annoyed at having to spend extra for the finance fees, I'm grateful the credit was there. I had paid off almost all of my CC debt from my days of outright financial idiocy, but think that this shopping spree was a necessary evil. I did, at least choose the cards with the lowest rates!

Now if I could just get over the feeling that I am wearing a Halloween costume to work every day....
Yedi - whose CCs are safely back in their hidey-hole

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