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Re: What's your emergency card?

enharu wrote:
Or how about "my parents' cards"? :smileyhappy:

I'm a little too old for that and one of my parents is gone.  The other one is using my card. lol

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Re: What's your emergency card?

Assuming I need to keep balance:

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Re: What's your emergency card?

My BofA Privileges card. The only emergency I can think of is Chase's computers are down so my charges won't go through. :smileyhappy:

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Re: What's your emergency card?

Thats what "emergency funds" are for. :smileywink:

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Re: What's your emergency card?

My gorgeous Duck card!  Decent limit, low APR, looks to kill :smileylol:


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Re: What's your emergency card?

I'd use whatever card could carry the balance.  Based on APR I'd probably go with the PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards card since it has a 9.99% APR.

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Re: What's your emergency card?

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Re: What's your emergency card?

Any of my NFCU cards. 

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Re: What's your emergency card?

Depends on how big of an emergency.
I only carry 3 cards with me... so if its an immediate emergency, I'd use my BCe.  (Yeah I know, immediate emergency sounds silly).  but it its an 'emergency" such as my fridge dying, or my car having major issues... those would go on the HHonors card (citi).  I don't use it, and its got a nice limit.  Most importantly, I would hope my emergency fund would cover it so that the interest wouldn't be an issue.

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Re: What's your emergency card?

09Lexie wrote:
DCU 9.5% APR, no BT or cash advance fees.

Hmm. I really need to look into a DCU cc then. Right now, my emergency card would be whatever card I have 0% on - BCP, DiscoIT, Freedom. But if I didn't have a 0% card, then it would be my Slate which has the lowest apr at 11.99%. I was planning on closing the Slate once I pay off my BT but this gives me something to think about as a reason to keep. Unless I get a card from DCU of course.

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