I just redeemed my points for a free roundtrip flight to Vegas for my birthday. Have you ever redeemed your credit card/airline/reward points for a flight/vacation/gift cards etc.?
Back in 2009, my wife and I went on our honeymoon to Hawaii. Our flights were free and so was our hotel (5 days on Kauai and 5 days on Maui). We probably paid $1500 for our honeymoon.
No. That great, hope you have a great time!!
I really appreciate it, thanks!
Not yet. I’m saving up for a trip to Hawaii
No. I get cash back from my credit card, but nothing as cool as your flight.
I just get cash back
Nope. No credit cards.
Misread the question. I have in the past, but I nixed all the cards about 8 or 9 years ago. If I can't buy it with cash, I don't need it.
What if you can use your credit card like cash, plus get rewards for using it, and have something with some security, and have a way to purchase online.
Its what I do. I run everything I possibly can through my credit card and get free money out of it via cash back rewards
My wife had her credit card stolen, and dealing with the credit card company is what drove us to closing all of our cards. I cans stand 'customer service runaround', or being talked to like I'm an idiot by anyone which whom I'm a customer...
Thats surprising. I've never had any customer service issues.
Who was your card through?
If I remember correctly, it was GE Moneybank, now Synchrony. I have several friends and family members that still use them, and hate them. They're behind nearly every store card out there...
Citibank wasn't much better when we closed down that account...
Huh. I haven't dealt with either of those. I don't even know of anyone that uses a card through Citibank. But I could understand not wanting to.
It’s easy if you have a Southwest Card.
I wish. I've never even been outside of Texas.
I have, many times!
No but I’ve only had a credit card for 1.5 years now. I spend atleast 1k a month on it and pay it back on time every month, but I haven’t worked up to getting a point card yet.
I've only had my card since May of last year but the points racked up surprisingly quick.
What’s your interest rate
I never pay interest but on my airline card it's 21.99% and on my discover it's 14.99% pretty good for a 20-year-old kid.
Me either, because I pay on time. But that is good.
Don’t EVER get in credit card debt, boys. Sounds like you’re on a good path to not do so. Keep up the good work.
I would never. I never use my card unless I have the money to back it up. Like I’ve said I use it for at least 1k a month, but I’ve never missed a payment.
I’m extremely financially responsible for my age, Hell I started a Roth IRA when I was 18.
I won’t make much money as a teacher, but through private investment and not paying social security and using TRS, I’ll be alright.
Good for you on the Roth! Do you listen to Dave Ramsey? I’m a huge fan. I work in hospitality. I have a decent corporate job, but it’s still not an industry that is known for paying high salaries. We’ve done well though by staying out of debt, and consistently investing wisely. Statistics show that teachers often end up being as well off as people making way more than their income, because teachers tend to live more within their means. Don’t get a car loan either. That’s often the thing that really messes people up financially.