Wed, Sep 24, 2003, 7:44am (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Rico) claims:
That makes no sense to me. I buy everything I can on credit card that
has a kick back in airline miles, then pay the amount in full every
months so I don't pay any interest.
Every $25,000 I spend I get a free round trip airline ticket anyplace in
the US or a few places in Canada, every $55,000 a round trip ticket to
Europe. If you are middle to upper middle income, you can cycle a lot of
money through Visa each month. The grocery store even takes it now.
Damn well makes sense to me. I don't have the bucks to pay off a
credit card every month. I have a fixed, limited income, and get an
emergency every once in awhile that would prevent me from paying it.
New tires for the truck a couple of weeks ago, brake work today. Miss a
payment, instant credit card debt. No thanks, been there, done that.
Besides, I don't fly anymore. And, damn sure wouldn't be flying
out of the country, even if I did. Debit card works for me, same as
cash, and if I don't have the money in the bank to cover it, I don't get
Sounds like to me you think all of us are middle to upper middle
income, whatever that means. It ain't so.
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