do you ever think twice before using your credit card?

@lpetges (3036)
United States
March 8, 2007 3:27pm CST
i think there is just so much identity theft out there right now.. it makes me only want to use cash!!!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
I seldom use a credit card because I will try to control myself not to spend too much, I prefer cash. If you buy something online,there is a risk of lossing your personal information and your credit card may be used by other people when they get your information. Even you go to the shops, your information may still be lost.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
22 Mar 07
thats really good for you! i wish i didnt have one at all, but its so much easier than dragging all the cash and checks around.
• Turkey
9 Mar 07
I can't believe I've spent that huge amount of money when I see my spendings at the end of the month.I gotta stop spending money for unnecesarry things!Really!
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
its amazing how we spend so much more with that darn card..
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Well for larger items a credit card is the way to go. You have a record of your purchase and if some dispute should happen to arise and you need the credit card company to stand up for you, they will. Plus I use mine alot for all those little perks that add up. I've had no problems so far.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
i do like the fact that i get a year end summary for the business at the end of the year for my tax purposes.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
yes, if only i had other options not to use my credit card, but sometimes were running out of cash..
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
if you absolutluy have to have it.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Oh yes I do-- But not for the identity theft reasons! well those too-- For the paying back reason. I have credit card debt now-- Not a lot of it-- but enough of it! I hate the thought of buying something with my card- hey it doesn't matter- Its not coming out of my bank account-- then getting the bill and saying wowsa! So yep I think twice alot now before whipping it out to pay!
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
yes we have to remember that even if its on sale, and you don't pay it off right away, then that sale is costing up upwards of 15% most of the time.
• United States
8 Mar 07
You are smart to use cash and not just because of identity threat.. Unless agreed upon, our credit cars are off limits! We are finally going to be able to pay them off this summer. Since hubby is at work, and not home to agree on using the card, cannot use it and helps remind me when I feel one of my OCD urges hit!!!
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
good for you to pay them off! its nice to see that people actually do that.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
8 Mar 07
I got my first Credit card when I were 17 or 18 (can't remember). Ever since (I'm 23 now), I haven't used cash even once as far as I can remeber. I never think twice and I use my card daily, sometimes several times a day, never had even the slightest problem. I think it's pretty safe. And yes I mainly use my card online so there're no risk there either.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
9 Mar 07
its good to know that you havent had any problems. i had one mishap with mine, and that is all it took to make me stop,.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I do all the time. Sometimes I just don't have the cash. I have a limit on my Credit Card, if somebody steal my Credit Card info they can't get much out of it.
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