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The Credit Card Game
Why playing the credit card game will cost you big time.
Most college students get their first credit card during their freshman year. Some fall for the lure of a free t-shirt or free Mp3 downloads, while others figure they will get a card just for “emergencies.” The rest of us just can’t remember how we got our first card. Regardless, we all try to play games with the credit card companies. We transfer balances from one card to the next, we try to get the maximum amount of points for our purchases, or we just like that time between our purchases and when we actually have to make our payment.
Do you think you can get one over on the credit card companies? They make billions of dollars every year on people just like you. They are well financed, with years of industry research, hundreds of millions of marketing dollars and teams of statisticians and economists (on the bright side, maybe you can apply for a job…if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em). No matter how many A’s you got last semester, please note that they are smarter, quicker and more experienced. Did you know that you do not get a grace period on new purchases if you carry a balance from the previous month? That’s right. You’ll pay interest from the moment you make your purchase. You don’t get any float time between your purchase and your payment and you’ll most likely pay more in interest than you get in points.
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