You bought what? 8 crazy credit card purchases

You should always think twice before whipping out the plastic. In these cases, you should probably take even longer.

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Apr 9, 2014 10:41PM
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I put everything on a credit card except my house payment, which they wouldn't allow.  As long as you don't carry a balance and pay it off every month, what's the problem?
Apr 9, 2014 7:55PM
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Another worthless article.  I have put tuition, 2 funerals & a car on a credit card.  I have never paid interest and I earned points (some cash) for doing so. 
Apr 9, 2014 8:05PM
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wow ya that's so crazy, i cant believe people use credit cards to buy stuff and all this time i thought they where just for shimming doors open..... 
Apr 10, 2014 7:52AM
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Recently we purchased a new car.  We put the downpayment on a card associated with the manufacturer, and got 5 times the points back.  It got me a free airline ticket.  I paid off the balance on the due date since I already had the money.  

Just because you use a card, does not mean that you will have to pay interest on that purchase.  
Apr 9, 2014 8:27PM
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I bought a car on a saturday and put it on my AMEX.  On monday, I went to my bank, got a loan, and paid it off (the card) by friday.
Apr 9, 2014 9:28PM
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If I wanted to ride a giraffe, I would put it on my card.

I carry two credit cards.  One for business, one for personal.

I put EVERYTHING on them.

Then I pay them off at the end of the month.


(NOT that kind of 'ride', you freaks)


Apr 10, 2014 2:26AM
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Back in the 80's I let my 19 year old kid brother put a used pick up on an unused card for 5K. After a year he'd paid $100 a month and, "reminded me he only owed $3800 since he'd paid $1200."  Despite having excellent credit interest rates were still high at that time. After reminding him he was the only one to use the card he owed the balance on the card and most of his payment went to interest. He was shocked but learned as most of us do it isn't free and it isn't cheap. Pay cash or pay it back fast.
Apr 10, 2014 8:12AM
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I don't understand this "article" at all. The issue is not charging these expenses... it's not saving for them so you can pay them off right away. What's wrong with getting a tattoo and paying it off right away? You get lots of points to negate some of that. Ditto with tuition, weddings, etc. If you can save for it AND make extra money by putting it on a card, by all means.
Apr 10, 2014 7:51PM
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Credit cards don't bankrupt people, people bankrupt people.

Apr 10, 2014 9:25AM
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If you pay off the card when the bill comes due.....who cares.

Apr 10, 2014 5:53AM
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Why is adult entertaiment on this list - NOT crazy at all - Million (or even Billion) dollar deals are made at these clubs with out of town businessman - All tax deductable so you have to use a card for tax purposes.
Apr 9, 2014 11:32PM
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Every person who has ever used a credit card has a "reason" for making their purchase.  No matter the reason, however a "reason" is not an "excuse" for not paying - or not being able to pay - off their credit card account(s).  Having and using credit cards is a personal responsibility, and along with that responsibility comes (account)ability. 
Apr 10, 2014 4:52AM
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They let me comment on this BS article but no comments allowed on todays FED's article/actions and how it affects "savers" vs the giddy Wall Street crowd.

Apr 9, 2014 11:19PM
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Some people play the stock market, some people go to Vegas, some people play the lottery, and some people use credit cards.  All these things have one thing in common - if you can't afford to lose it, don't use it!  Choices - it comes down to "choices".  What you choose and how you use it is your decision.  One man's decision is another man's compulsion.  Different strokes for different folks.  Have I put enough ways?  Some people can use credit cards successfully - others cannot and should not. 
Apr 10, 2014 8:35AM
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Pizza and Twinkies... they forgot cookies.
Apr 9, 2014 11:43PM
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College tuition is on a  card will at least allow you to declare banckrupty on it.  Federal student loans won't.  I had medical problems that put me off the carreer track and can't find a job in my field. I have a ton of student loans I can't pay off and can't get rid of.

Apr 10, 2014 3:39PM
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Carrying credit card debt is the equivalent of having cancer of your finances. You're on your way to dying unless you get some serious help.

Apr 9, 2014 10:55PM
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Unless you have no other option and you need to charge a $2000 car on a credit card to be able to work puting a big ticket item on a revolving balance is insane.
Apr 10, 2014 12:09AM
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put moms cremation on my card. she never made arrangements for her death. it was that, or leave her to rot on a slab. suffered from bad credit most of my life. thank god for credit cards(so long as you pay back in a reasonable time frame.) i doubt the author lives in the real world, like the rest of us.
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