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10-05-2008 05:34 AM
Right --neither you nor any family members have to have connections to the military or be a federal employee or contractor. You just go via the National Military Families Association, which is kind of a support group, I suppose. And you only have to join them initially; you don't have to keep going with them.
Oh I just read the "fine print" and it does look like you don't actually need to have family in the armed forces. In that case this might work out
10-05-2008 12:40 PM
Thanks for the advice all.
One more question though!
Is it worthwhile to get a Charge Card to have that in my "mix of types of credit"? As far as I know the only one out there is AMEX and I kind of dread getting an AMEX after everything I've read about how unpredictable they are. What other options are there?
10-05-2008 01:00 PM
My Sears card also reports as a Charge Card... but I was under the impression that a Store card isn't quite the same as an AMEX charge card when it comes to the mix of types of credit.
10-05-2008 01:29 PM
10-05-2008 01:35 PM - edited 10-05-2008 01:36 PM
Types of Credit Used
* Number of (presence, prevalence, and recent information on) various types of accounts (credit cards, retail accounts, installment loans, mortgage, consumer finance accounts, etc.)
10-05-2008 03:09 PM
Just as an aside, Kohl's still call their store card a charge card.