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Poll #154545 Where do I go from here?

What city should I visit?

Boston
0(0.0%)
Seattle
1(20.0%)
Los Angeles (again)
0(0.0%)
New York City (again)
3(60.0%)
Las Vegas
0(0.0%)
Toronto
0(0.0%)
Other
1(20.0%)

If other, please give suggestion:




Took a while to understand
The beauty of just letting go.

Comments

gailmarie
Jul. 8th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re:
Well, I'm currently just planning for me. Whether this takes the place of our failing roadtrip, or I just really get the urge to get out of here...I'm trying to find a place to go. Ideally, I'd like to before the end of summer.

And if I went with you, we could do some more expensive things. Because my friends are all cheap. And a trip to Broadway wouldn't have shows included because it would cost too much. If it were you and me, we'd be more apt to spend money and be able to split things like that.

But if it's a more spur of the moment thing, it might end up being me and whoever can go. I might check out a cheaper digital camera and put some money toward a trip. Last night I was looking at plane, train and bus fares to all the places in that poll. I've decided that the money saved by taking either of the latter two (which isn't very much) isn't worth the time it takes. Some of them are 2 days of riding, and that's just not going to happen.

Unfortunately, plane tickets aren't so cheap right now.

Most places were $330. Boston was $360 and NYC was $290, round trip.

*sigh* I just really want to travel.

Oh, and one more thing. I was at amazon.com and it had a thing for a credit card. I know the parents will probably be getting me one at the end of summer, but I was wondering if maybe this was a good one? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ilm-redirect/103-5348650-7711011?append-uid=no&path=http%3A//www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/misc/amazon-cobrand-cc/v3/marketing-from-gateway-step1.html/ref%3Db1%5Flogin%5Fgtwytc1tfaic30/103-5348650-7711011&message=482759,amazon-platinum-visa-2003-tfaic-30,98&hmac=FEEF37C3EE71F8BE0650DA78B67CB934D57D5EC3&append-uid=no

If the link doesn't work, just go to the amazon homepage.
cicigreen
Jul. 8th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)
Re:
I looked at it briefly. My current thing is no credit cards are good. EVER. But as long as you use it wisely, then I guess it is OK.

My general credit card thoughts:

1. Make a budget. Figure out how much income you have, minus worst-case bills. Anything leftover is your spending for the month. Don't ever charge more than that amount. You may not have to pay off your balance right away, but you will eventually, and you never really know where you are going to be or what you are going to need in six months. Or a year.

2. Only have one major credit card. A couple store cards are OK as long as their balances are low and you pay them off in one to three months.

3. If you are going to have a credit card, it may as well be one that rewards you with stuff ( ie the amazon card). I have seen Disney has a credit rewards card out now too. Just a thought.

4. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it at home in a drawer or a box or a safe or something. You can't impulse buy if you don't have your card. This also forces you to plan your purchases ahead of time and decide if it is really something you "have to have" or would just be nice to have.

And I think that's about it. Just be safe. Don't get in over your head. It sucks to live your life afraid of the phone ringing because there may be someone there waiting to harass you about your past due balance.

I currently pay the credit counseling service $723 a month. And will do so for the next 4 years. Do you know what I could do with that money every month? I wouldn't have to work two jobs for starters!

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