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I'd keep the accounts, but put the CC's away in a safe place (hmmm...at FIL's place?!). Might need to use them once or twice a year to prevent the accts being closed on you. If you ever need to rent a car or stay at a hotel, I think you'll need a credit card.

Are you repaying your FIL? At a monthly amount you can afford? Would you like assistance putting together a budget? that's something we're very good at here. (For example, are you aware that you can actually live a long time without new clothes, cable, or eating out?!)
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