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Do you carry balances on your credit cards?

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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?

You have really failed to deliver!!!!!Insert Smileys
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?



orl2185 wrote:


Brammy wrote:
BTW there are lots of single parents, lower income workers, etc.... that carry credit cards and carry balances.  Some have one heck of ascore to boot.



YES YES YES, I hear ya there. I myself make less then 30k yr. I admit it, not a loaded person by any means. However look at my scores... Key is management  instead of not being able to pay in full all the time. Yes, I have savings in cu and bank accounts. Big deal... I also agree with you about the judgemental comments that was mentioned before. Wish I could become self employed one day...Smiley Wink


 
Ain't all its crackd up to be most days!!! LOL!!  Maybe I should start a credit consulting biz...lol!!  Would need all you guys' help tho.



Message Edited by Brammy on 12-14-2007 09:20 PM
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?



Brammy wrote:


orl2185 wrote:


Brammy wrote:
BTW there are lots of single parents, lower income workers, etc.... that carry credit cards and carry balances.  Some have one heck of ascore to boot.



YES YES YES, I hear ya there. I myself make less then 30k yr. I admit it, not a loaded person by any means. However look at my scores... Key is management  instead of not being able to pay in full all the time. Yes, I have savings in cu and bank accounts. Big deal... I also agree with you about the judgemental comments that was mentioned before. Wish I could become self employed one day...Smiley Wink


 
Ain't all its crackd up to be most days!!! LOL!!  Maybe I should start a credit consulting biz...lol!!  Would need all you guys' help tho.



Message Edited by Brammy on 12-14-2007 09:20 PM

Count me in.... I would be flatteredSmiley Happy
 
No to be offensive, but why do I even bother to come to this forum to have folks bash me. So what they pay in full... Again, SORRYSmiley Sad
Message 33 of 44
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?

Thanks for the comments Brammy you have really hit home--with them--I PIF when I can but when I dont oh well its my debt and I manage how I choose I know when to stop buying and when its ok I am not out to abuse my credit just understand it more and in return become trustworthy in the lenders eye to extend it to me!!! This forum is has been an awesome tool and for all of you on here as supporters with POSTIVE attitudes and not all about self--May bleesings be upon you--I am sure your advice and encouraging words have helped many of us including me--THIS WAS LIKE A GOD SEND when I found this forum and its been nothing but good things coming from it!!!
 
 
I want to join the 700 club one day I am getting there Smiley Wink
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Message 34 of 44
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?


orl2185 wrote:
No to be offensive, but why do I even bother to come to this forum to have folks bash me. So what they pay in full... Again, SORRYSmiley Sad


I've done enough bashing on myself over the years, and I still do it now if I don't stop myself. I don't need any help from outsiders. Smiley Mad
* Credit is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. * Who's the boss --you or your credit?
FICO's: EQ 781 - TU 793 - EX 779 (from PSECU) - Done credit hunting; having fun with credit gardening. - EQ 590 on 5/14/2007
Message 35 of 44
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I'm glad to see to this thread is cooling down. Let's try and keep this way. Always remember that it's ok to disagree but please do so in a constructive manner. This forum is known to be friendly and supportive, let's not lose sight of this. Thanks folks!
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?

Hm.

I hope I'm posting in the correct section. Anyway, I've had my Amex Delta since November '07. Initial CL was $2k and my first balance was about $250 which I PIF. I asked for CLI and got $3k. 2nd Statement did not come but I'm around $500 balance. Am I spending too much? I want to make AMEX my primary. I also intend to pay PIF for most of the time or at least more than the minimum that's due. Healthy to use it often or should I spread it amongst my other cc's or debit card?

Mahalos!

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EX - 677 | EQ - 714 | TU - 724 as of December 4, 2013.
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CC - Bank Of Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines - $1500 / AMEX - Costco - $1200 (Nov '13) / Discover IT - $1200 / Aloha Pacific Credit Union - $3000 / AMEX - Blue - $6500 (authorized user) / Chase - CSP - $5000 (Dec '13)
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Closed Accounts - AMEX Platinum.
Message 37 of 44
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?



kclb wrote:
Hm.

I hope I'm posting in the correct section. Anyway, I've had my Amex Delta since November '07. Initial CL was $2k and my first balance was about $250 which I PIF. I asked for CLI and got $3k. 2nd Statement did not come but I'm around $500 balance. Am I spending too much? I want to make AMEX my primary. I also intend to pay PIF for most of the time or at least more than the minimum that's due. Healthy to use it often or should I spread it amongst my other cc's or debit card?

Mahalos!




If you're PIFing then you're never spending too much. And if you're PIFing, then charge it on your card that offers the best reward, that should be your only criteria. If you're not PIFing, then put it on the card with the lowest APR, and that should be your only criteria.
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?



fail2deliver wrote:


kclb wrote:
Hm.

I hope I'm posting in the correct section. Anyway, I've had my Amex Delta since November '07. Initial CL was $2k and my first balance was about $250 which I PIF. I asked for CLI and got $3k. 2nd Statement did not come but I'm around $500 balance. Am I spending too much? I want to make AMEX my primary. I also intend to pay PIF for most of the time or at least more than the minimum that's due. Healthy to use it often or should I spread it amongst my other cc's or debit card?

Mahalos!




If you're PIFing then you're never spending too much. And if you're PIFing, then charge it on your card that offers the best reward, that should be your only criteria. If you're not PIFing, then put it on the card with the lowest APR, and that should be your only criteria.




Mahalos. I want a fast way to establish good history with AMEX. I just hope that I'm not over doing it. heheh.

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EX - 677 | EQ - 714 | TU - 724 as of December 4, 2013.
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CC - Bank Of Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines - $1500 / AMEX - Costco - $1200 (Nov '13) / Discover IT - $1200 / Aloha Pacific Credit Union - $3000 / AMEX - Blue - $6500 (authorized user) / Chase - CSP - $5000 (Dec '13)
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Closed Accounts - AMEX Platinum.
Message 39 of 44
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Re: Do you carry balances on your credit cards?

As long as you use the card, and as long as you're not defaulting on it, it's fine. I don't think the $ amount you spend matters that much, unless you have high utilization
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