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  1. I'm in a well paying career that has little to do with my degree (I'm in I.T. and my degree is not). A co-worker/friend of mine who I met at the same California State University has the same B.A. degree as me, but went on to also get an M.A. in the same field. It's a long story, but we have similar positions at the same employer. As far as college debt, none, as the California State University system at that time was quite cheap for in-state residents. I have no huge debt by going to Columbia University. A degree has never been a guaranteed ticket to a high-paying career. It's what you do
  2. I can't get enough of that Partridge Family.
  3. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
  4. I'm embarrassed to say how many accounts I have, but with me, it takes more than one account to have a balance for my score to increase. Still, I'm not talking about huge moves. Having an installment loan (car payment/lease, mortgage, etc.) in addition to a few credit cards reporting a balance, I feel is best.
  5. People who violate Do Not Call and especially robocallers should be sentenced TO DEATH. Quick executions too.
  6. Similar story here, but I attended the California State University System when it was still very cheap for in-state residents. Now it's go into debt for the next 20 years to pay for college. Anyway, telling your kid who is in the 10th grade that you should start saving for retirement I feel is early.
  7. Give the kid a break. He's not yet 15. Let him enjoy his first paychecks before telling him he should tuck $6,000 a year into a Roth IRA. At $9 per hour contributing so much, he won't have any money left to even buy cat food to feed himself. Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/my-son-is-15-got-his-first-job-earning-9-an-hour-and-will-want-a-car-soon-how-can-i-also-get-him-to-save-for-retirement-11626400394
  8. I saw an ad for this on Facebook. I'm not so sure it's the first home equity credit card, but I don't know why anyone would want one. With a regular credit card, if you can't pay it, you screw your credit. With this card, if you can't pay it, you screw your credit plus lose your house. Yep, other than this small issue, nothing can go wrong. 😕
  9. You're not missing much. I once bought a day pass to a United lounge in San Francisco, because I had a long layover on the way to Sydney Australia. It wasn't worth it. The lounge chairs had all the comfort of being strapped into an electric chair before the executioner turns on the juice. The food was basically snacks: Tiny cut-up sandwiches, breakfast cereal, nuts, soft drinks, etc. I don't know why there have been instances of people trying to sneak into these lounges. With this one, it was opposite. If I wasn't free to leave, I would try to escape.
  10. Webster's definition of a tax: : a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. I wouldn't call it a tax, but that's just me. I don't think I have ever paid a hotel bill with cash. This is just another way hotels pad their charges, on top of all that resort fee crapola.
  11. Details of costs are sketchy. If one is built at LAX, I'll pay $10 to enter. I have a no fee Capital One Venture card and a debit card. They get me half price on drinks at Capital One Cafes, but it's a long drive for me to save on a cup of coffee.
  12. Well, four years later there are still credit cards and you can still fax. The physical card will probably always be around. What will those people do who have a fancy-pants/super metal/black/$10000000000 limit card who can no longer flash it around?
  13. Millennial thinking: "All I have to do is charge $1 million on this card on stuff I don't need and can't afford, and my student loan is paid off!" Brilliant idea. Why didn't I think of it? 🤔
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