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post #22351 of 41804 Old 03-07-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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What happens if you're in a bind/emergency where you don't have the cash to cover it? Say for instance you're on a trip and your engine blows up in Montana or something?

I still don't see why the need to actually not have any credit card. Do you have zero self control when it comes to spending or something?

I have this thing called an emergency fund, coupled with the money i have in my checking account.

thats enough to cover any given normal emergency. If my engine exploded, i may not be able to replace it but i could get on a plane and come home, etc. At ant given moment i have a few thousand bucks cash at my disposal. I could buy a new putt-putt type car if I had to. Health is a different situation, which is why health insurance exists.


and no, i dont have the issue of zero self control, but the last time you need to get into more debt is when an 'emergency' comes along.

I get it, you're amazing with money you have never had debt or carried a credit card balance, but i'm not like that, and most americans are not like that. If i dont have a credit card, i cant use it, and i'll be forced to find some other solution. After ALLLL debt is paid off, the goal is to build a 6 month emergency fund, which will cover more or less anything health or life related that insurance wouldnt cover.


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Also, i wouldnt be driving a vehicle in montana that would be anywhere near likely to have the engine blow, not like i'd be taking the waggy up there.

and if it did, i could buy a re manufactured long block for like 1200 bucks and put it in, haha.

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saving money sucks. It seems like there are two extremes save everything then die young or spend everything and live to be 100. We just want to find ourselves in the middle somewhere.

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So what is everyone doing this weekend? My first official weekend having the kids by myself and I don't want to stay home and have them trash the house.

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I'm busy all weekend this weekend. Hopefully some wrenching will work its way into my schedule. I've put off changing spark plugs about as long as I can stand. I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into an 8 hr job.
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I have this thing called an emergency fund, coupled with the money i have in my checking account.

thats enough to cover any given normal emergency. If my engine exploded, i may not be able to replace it but i could get on a plane and come home, etc. At ant given moment i have a few thousand bucks cash at my disposal. I could buy a new putt-putt type car if I had to. Health is a different situation, which is why health insurance exists.


and no, i dont have the issue of zero self control, but the last time you need to get into more debt is when an 'emergency' comes along.

I get it, you're amazing with money you have never had debt or carried a credit card balance, but i'm not like that, and most americans are not like that. If i dont have a credit card, i cant use it, and i'll be forced to find some other solution. After ALLLL debt is paid off, the goal is to build a 6 month emergency fund, which will cover more or less anything health or life related that insurance wouldnt cover.
You a Dave Ramsey listener? I'm going to his appearance tonight at Canyon Ridge Christian Church. Two more reasons for not having a credit card: 1. A debit card will do everything a credit card will do and you have the same protection as a credit card. 2. Credit card companies are flat evil. They do not exist for convenience or to provide service to their customers. They exist solely to separate people from their hard-earned money. I used to think credit cards were fine if one has self control and uses them wisely. Then I saw some behind the scenes stuff as to how they operate and what their motivation is -- not to mention the havoc they cause when used unwisely. Not that anyone around here would ever use one unwisely....
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every business has a main goal to separate you from your money so banks and credit card companies are no different. Why do you think businesses spend so much money on research on everything from advertisements to product placement. If companies do not figure out how to get your money, then they are normally not open for that long.

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You a Dave Ramsey listener? I'm going to his appearance tonight at Canyon Ridge Christian Church. Two more reasons for not having a credit card: 1. A debit card will do everything a credit card will do and you have the same protection as a credit card. 2. Credit card companies are flat evil. They do not exist for convenience or to provide service to their customers. They exist solely to separate people from their hard-earned money. I used to think credit cards were fine if one has self control and uses them wisely. Then I saw some behind the scenes stuff as to how they operate and what their motivation is -- not to mention the havoc they cause when used unwisely. Not that anyone around here would ever use one unwisely....
I'm a big dave ramsey guy! My boss and a few friends are seeing him tonight.

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So what is everyone doing this weekend? My first official weekend having the kids by myself and I don't want to stay home and have them trash the house.
Attempting to swap an axle under my jeep, all just too see if it'll work or not, and then taking it out again regardless of what happenss.

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Credit card companies are flat evil. They do not exist for convenience or to provide service to their customers. They exist solely to separate people from their hard-earned money. I used to think credit cards were fine if one has self control and uses them wisely. Then I saw some behind the scenes stuff as to how they operate and what their motivation is -- not to mention the havoc they cause when used unwisely. Not that anyone around here would ever use one unwisely....
Feel free to elaborate cause you're talking to someone who's carried a balance on credit cards less times then the number of fingers I have on a hand and all of those times were paid off in a matter of a few months, 3-4 at most... Explain to me why they aren't just a matter of convenience or a simple financial tool when used responsibly? (those balances were 0% promotions too BTW and I made the purchase knowing to pay off before the interest rate kicked in.

Personally, I see all the credit card haters as people that don't have the discipline to live within their means and that's not the credit cards fault. You're blaming the gun and the spoon...

For instance, This month I'll owe $300 on my card roughly once the bill shows up. That's for plane tickets for a drinking trip I'm taking. I could've waited a week till payday and bought the tickets but instead I booked when I did at the same time my friend was booking her tickets rather then waiting the week. No biggie, I wrote the ticket amount as if cash paid right out of my check book that night and this month I'm living just as if I'm $275 poorer then I really am because that money is already set aside now to pay the bill when it shows up in the next couple days.

How is the credit card company screwing me over? Cause basically, that's exactly how I use my credit cards every single month. I've had a visa in my pocket since I was 18 and I've probably paid them less then $100 total in interest in that time. My cards have no annual fees either btw...

I personally like knowing that if I'm in a bind I've got $20K on hand with a two swipes to get me out of trouble on the spot. If I'm in baja on a sunday and injured and need a stateside medical flight for me or a friend, my card is getting swiped and we're heading to america for medical treatment. Insurance isn't going to cover that. Is that likely to happen? No, especially since it's been a long time since i've been south but in 2003 when I was racing down there I wouldn't have done it without that safety net.

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Feel free to elaborate cause you're talking to someone who's carried a balance on credit cards less times then the number of fingers I have on a hand and all of those times were paid off in a matter of a few months, 3-4 at most... Explain to me why they aren't just a matter of convenience or a simple financial tool when used responsibly? (those balances were 0% promotions too BTW and I made the purchase knowing to pay off before the interest rate kicked in.

Personally, I see all the credit card haters as people that don't have the discipline to live within their means and that's not the credit cards fault. You're blaming the gun and the spoon...

For instance, This month I'll owe $300 on my card roughly once the bill shows up. That's for plane tickets for a drinking trip I'm taking. I could've waited a week till payday and bought the tickets but instead I booked when I did at the same time my friend was booking her tickets rather then waiting the week. No biggie, I wrote the ticket amount as if cash paid right out of my check book that night and this month I'm living just as if I'm $275 poorer then I really am because that money is already set aside now to pay the bill when it shows up in the next couple days.

How is the credit card company screwing me over? Cause basically, that's exactly how I use my credit cards every single month. I've had a visa in my pocket since I was 18 and I've probably paid them less then $100 total in interest in that time. My cards have no annual fees either btw...
dude, we already covered this, you're a master of credit and money, and you are amazing.

so, if i have a self control issue with eating, should i just keep all the food and spoons around? If i have a drug dependancy issue, should i hang out with druggies and keep a stash in my house even though i'm trying to get clean?


Your mindset doesnt work for everybody, i've told y'all time and time again it's a control issue. I'm not disagreeing with that. However, i am alot less likely to have a lapse in judgement and do something dumb if i dont have a credit card. So i got rid of them, and i never ever plan to have one again because its unnessesary for my lifestyle, and i see no good coming of it.

Why ya gotta poke holes in it every time it gets brought up? Lol. I have never told you not to use your credit card, use it all you want. I have made my choice and i offer my reasoning for it, i'm not talking down to anybody or suggesting that they do any different than they are, not insulting anybody or saying im better. All i'm doing is saying what works for me.

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dude, we already covered this, you're a master of credit and money, and you are amazing.
Did you notice I didn't reply to you after your last post? that ENTIRE post you quoted was questioning what this evil hidden agenda that credit cards have going on that YOU didn't bring up cause in 17 years of using them I haven't seen it... I quoted and replied to giff...

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