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CollegeStudent530
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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. 

United MileagePlus Explorer Card - $16,000
American Express Blue Cash Everyday® - $11,200
Discover It™ - $8000
Chase Sapphire Preferred® - $6,000
Chase Freedom® - $6000
BankAmericard® Better Balance Rewards™ - $2000
Golden 1 Credit Union Student® - $1000

Recent College Graduate l Age: 21 l Gardening as of 08/15/2014


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BearsAndTurtlesRtheBest
Posts: 3,578
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!

$1,000$600 "Two credit cards is all I need"
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hot4u
Posts: 784
Registered: ‎04-21-2013
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Re: No need to apply for anymore credit cards...!

Congrats..

I'm Impressed...


(Chase)- Freedom, CSP®, United MileagePlus® Explorer, Marriott Rewards® Premier, Penfed cash+ rewards/Promise.
Amex’s- BCE, Hilton and SPG®, NFCU Cash Rewards, FHB Destinations World Elite.
(Citi)- Dividends Platinum Select, Executive/Platinum® Advantage,Hawaiian Airlines World Elite


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sccredit
Posts: 951
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!!

Unsecured Credit: Amex BCP $24,900; Chase Sapphire Preferred $24,200; Discover It $12,500; Chase Ink Cash $15,000; Chase Slate $13,500; Citi TYP $12,900; Amex SPG Biz $3,000; US Bank Platinum $8,600; DCU Visa $10,000; Logix FCU $15,000; Citi Home Depot $8,800; Lowes $5,000; Care Credit $6,000; Penfed Platinum Sig $16,000; Barclay Arrival Plus WEMC $5,000; Bank of America World Points Business Visa $8,000; US Bank PLOC Overdraft $1,500; US Bank Edge Rewards Business $10,000; PenFed PLOC $5,000

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09Lexie
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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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heyitsyeh
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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?

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Sallie Mae World MasterCard - $3.5k
Chase Freedom Visa Signature - $10.2k
Discover It - $11.5k
Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard - $14k
Fidelity Amex - $15k
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thom02099
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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 ! ! ! !

AMEX Gold NPSL / AMEX Zync NPSL / AMEX Blue Cash Preferred $14K / Bank of America Cash Rewards Signature Visa $15K / Merrill Lynch Plus Signature Visa $15K / Wells Fargo Propel 365 $15K / Chase Sapphire Preferred Signature Visa $10K / J P Morgan Select Signature Visa $10K / Chase Slate Visa $6K / CITI Diamond Preferred MasterCard $13.2K / Discover IT $10.5K / IberiaBank Select Visa $8K / 1st Command Bank Platinum Visa $7.5K // Home Depot $9.7K / Lowes $10K

EX = 768 EQ = 828 TU = 834 - June/2014
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cashnocredit
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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 Siggy15k, Amex Plat (60k H/B), Citi AA EWMC 25k
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CollegeStudent530
Posts: 143
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 =) .

United MileagePlus Explorer Card - $16,000
American Express Blue Cash Everyday® - $11,200
Discover It™ - $8000
Chase Sapphire Preferred® - $6,000
Chase Freedom® - $6000
BankAmericard® Better Balance Rewards™ - $2000
Golden 1 Credit Union Student® - $1000

Recent College Graduate l Age: 21 l Gardening as of 08/15/2014


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longtimelurker
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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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