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Re: How many credit cards do you think is too many?


MyWorthiness wrote:

Well looks like you have a nice line up there! Would you mind telling how I can add photos of my credit cards under my profile please? I've asked several people but no one has given me a response. Thanks in advance.

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/SmorgasBoard/THIS-IS-HOW-YOU-ADD-CREDIT-CARD-PICS-TO-YOUR-PROFILE/m-...
This link should help you out.

 

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Re: How many credit cards do you think is too many?

Thanks so much!!

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Re: How many credit cards do you think is too many?

You seem to be doing whats best for you! Thats what its all about!

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Re: How many credit cards do you think is too many?

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MyWorthiness wrote:

How many credit cards do you have and how many do you think is too many?


12.

 

The limit of whatever one can reasonably manage + 1. 

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Re: How many credit cards do you think is too many?

I have 20 cards, 10 of which are store cards. I only use a few of the cards though. I track spending using exel and a software program called YNAB. It takes hours to learn and set up, but with it I am able to track spending on cards as though they're debit cards, and not spend more than I can pay. My family has a lot of high, regular expenses (daycare alone is $435 a *week* for two kids) that we use to earn miles/points. I will be getting rid of some cards next year, after they've aged a bit.

I think the amount that's too many depends on the person. Some people can successfully manage 20+ cards, and I've known people who couldn't remember to pay even one credit card. If you can't remember to even pay your card (s), you have too many.
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