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Author: TchrP Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308463  
Subject: Re: Shopping for Credit Cards Date: 5/17/2002 12:24 AM
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You could've bought your car, your roof and your piano all with a $5 grand card -- unless you bought them all in the same month.

How do you know that? Did you pay for reallyalldone's roof?

I may be biased because much of my former life has been spent abusing credit cards, but there ya go.

You're entitled to your opinion, but others are entitled to disagree.

Two of the best family money managers who post on these boards - 2gifts and reallyalldone - have written many times about using credit cards to handle very large expenses for which they had money in the bank.

Pay attention to that last phrase. If you admit to a history of credit abuse, I take it to mean that you used credit to finance things for which you neither had money in the bank nor had any reasonable expectation of having it soon. People who are better money managers than you seem to have been don't make a practice of charging things they can't pay for. Messages that take them to task for your problems are just plain abusive.
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