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MunsyBuns16

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  1. Hasn't affected me long-term, Heg. I think the whole "car vs transit/ride-share" debate is similar to the "rent vs buy" debate when it comes to housing. I think each situation is unique.
  2. Haven't owned a car, yet. I mostly take transit and Lyft going to and from work. It works for me because I'm focused on paying off my student loans and don't need a car payment to slow that process; plus, I'm picky when it comes to cars. The kind of strategy that Mr. Wonderful outlines works well if you make enough money, plan well, and work/live in an urban area.
  3. I still have the old Visa version of this. The travel and dining angle is interesting, though, because I think BoA has a broad definition of what's considered "travel" (like Chase).
  4. I hate GrubHub with a passion (bad experiences with it in the past and I think Favor/Postmates are better). However, I might try the airline gift card thing to take advantage of that credit. I *also* have a referral link for anybody who's interested.
  5. Capital One is apparently upgrading the existing Savor card. Now, it's a 4/2/1 card (4% dining and entertainment, 2% grocery, 1% base) with a sign-up bonus. However, it now comes with a $95 AF (waived in the first year for new cardholders). https://www.capitalone.com/credit-cards/savor-dining-rewards/ And now, there's a SavorOne card with the old 3/2/1 structure (3% dining and entertainment, 2% grocery, 1% base). No AF https://www.capitalone.com/credit-cards/savorone-dining-rewards/ If only they countered the UBER Visa with a Lyft World Mastercard (but no one at CapOne could be that smart, could they?)
  6. If paying upfront won't hurt you cash-wise, pay cash now. If you want to finance it, take the 90-day offer and pay it off way before the 90-day period ends. I did that with my bedroom set.
  7. Only recession I might see in the future would be to get rid of my Capital One Platinum card. Small limit, and it hasn't unsecured yet after almost three years.
  8. Who's a millennial with two AMEX cards? This guy
  9. My $200 limit went to $400 this morning after I paid off a $5 charge for bus passes.
  10. Perhaps this initial flat-rate offering makes room for a better version down the road (Cash Magnet Plus/Preferred/whatevs, a dark green card in the same style of this one) with a better rewards rate. 2% flat rate, or 1.5% flat rate, with a 25% bonus for at least 20 swipes during the statement cycle
  11. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/cash-magnet/?eep=25330&intlink=US-Acq-Shop-Consumer-VAC-CardMember-CardArt-CashMagnet Perhaps with tougher underwriting. AMEX missed a big opportunity here, but at least the card design is kinda nice (but almost the same shade of blue as the Chase Freedom Unlimited). The sign-up bonus is slightly enticing.
  12. The people who are worried certainly don't budget. I'd be worried too if my account went to zero every two weeks.
  13. hurr durr Why are yew worryin' about an "I love debt" score ma darlin'? hurr durr Musings from Evil Dave Ramsey
  14. I had a small refund. I used it to pay part of my student loans. This year, I think I'm gonna have to write a check.

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