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Registered: ‎04-07-2013
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No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

I wanted to apply for the Chase Sapphired Preferred card, but I decided not to. Why? I'm 20 years old with a limited income and I already have a decent collection of credit cards. Sometimes all it takes is that realization that... enough is enough!

 

Maybe when I get a better salary, or something---but I've always been taught to live within my own means. Thanks mom and dad for teaching that. 

Blue Cash Everyday - $33,600 | United MileagePlus Explorer Card - $16,000 | Discover It - $12,500 | Sapphire - $5,000 |
Freedom - $5,000 | Southwest Airlines Premier $5,000 l Better Balance Rewards - $2,500 | Golden 1 Credit Union Student Visa - $1,000

FICO as of 3/1/2015: 766
Recent College Graduate l Age: 22 l Gardening as of 12/26/2014


Senior Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-02-2012
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Good thinking on not applying for CSP it would of only added an inquiry and lowered score. Keep up the good work!

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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Congrats..

I'm Impressed...


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Registered: ‎09-14-2012
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Your thought process in making that decision is spot on and shows an exceptional maturity for a 20 year old.  The card only works if you can justify the cost.  I, personally, run about $5k through my CSP each month, it payd for itself.  Good thinking!!

Never take credit personally

NFCU cashRewards $25,000; BofA Business Cash Rewards $20,000; Amex Business Platinum; Chase Sapphire Preferred $24,200; Chase Marriott $20,000; Discover It $18,600; Citi DC $25,000; Capital One Venture $15,000; Penfed Platinum Sig $5,000; Barclay Arrival Plus WEMC $15,000; Barclays Hawaiian Air Biz $20,000; US Bank PLOC Overdraft $1,500; PenFed PLOC $20,000

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Registered: ‎09-13-2012
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Bravo! You have demonstrated a level of financial maturity and responsibility that is sometimes missing in adults 2-3x your age. Your parents taught you well.
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Nice limits for a 20-year old...do you work?

TU: 790 | EQ: 797 | EX: 769
Last INQ: 3/1/16
AAoA: 3y 1m
Lowest limit: Sallie Mae MasterCard - $7,000
Highest limit: Discover It - $50,000
Available credit: $151,800 (7 cards)
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

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CollegeStudent530 wrote:

I wanted to apply for the Chase Sapphired Preferred card, but I decided not to. Why? I'm 20 years old with a limited income and I already have a decent collection of credit cards. Sometimes all it takes is that realization that... enough is enough!

 

Maybe when I get a better salary, or something---but I've always been taught to live within my own means. Thanks mom and dad for teaching that. 


Good on you ! ! ! !

 

You are wise beyond your years.  Having found this site is certainly to your advantage as well, but NOW you're in a position to GIVE advice in addition to receiving advice.  Other younger members, as well as us old timers, should follow your example!  Be happy with what you've earned ! !

 

 

ONWARD AND UPWARD ! ! ! !

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Posts: 1,257
Registered: ‎07-18-2009
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

I'm on the other side of the OP's situation but have similar feelings. I'm retired so growing credit for a mortgage or whatever is really something I no longer have any need to do.

 

I really don't need any more credit cards or available credit except perhaps another Citi card as the one I have doesn't have virtual account numbers. I really miss that from my old secured card.


I have reestablished credit over the last couple years
so my moniker is, well, rather out of date.

WM Discover $1800, WF Plat 12k, Chase Freedom Siggy18k, Amex Plat (60k H/B), Citi AA EWMC 25k
Regular Contributor
Posts: 155
Registered: ‎04-07-2013
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Yes. I have been working since 15 years old. Currently, I work part-time and go to school full-time.

@All: Yup! Thanks for everyone's encouraging words. When I first discovered this website, I was addicted and checked it out everyday. I was always intrigued and influenced by seeing everyone's credit card approvals---that I wanted them for myself too. I didn't realize how addicted I was until I opened my safe to discover a lot of cards in there. After not going on this website as often, I realized my anxiety and desire for more cards went away.

 

If you haven't noticed, all my credit cards (besides my starter card from Golden1) are reward-based credit cards. I recently just got my $30 reward from BOA a few days ago! I am super proud of my profits and have been sharing financial advice to my peers =) .

Blue Cash Everyday - $33,600 | United MileagePlus Explorer Card - $16,000 | Discover It - $12,500 | Sapphire - $5,000 |
Freedom - $5,000 | Southwest Airlines Premier $5,000 l Better Balance Rewards - $2,500 | Golden 1 Credit Union Student Visa - $1,000

FICO as of 3/1/2015: 766
Recent College Graduate l Age: 22 l Gardening as of 12/26/2014


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Registered: ‎04-22-2013
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

And just to give the other side!   If you could meet the minimum spend ($2K if you apply through a branch) it actually is worth getting the CSP for the $400 bonus, and then downgrading to the CS as the annual fee comes due.   This is basically a free $400 (if the HP and spend isn't an issue).

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