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hummingbird



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Posted on Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:47 pm  

Be very careful with the fine print. Most of the ones I know of give one rate but then if you are late , the rate goes through the roof. I am lucky, I have above everything else for the past year, never had a late payment.
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Posted on Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:52 am  

This is true that the rates will increase if you show a pattern of late payments. After all you borrowed from them. It is always in your best regards if you pay on time.
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Posted on Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:02 pm  

Yes, I had read that somewhere before. It should never have been that way to begin with. I think all companys should adopt that practice.
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Posted on Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:53 am  

I agree hummingbird, in the fine print is where all the stuff is that people usually ignores and gets them in trouble. It is so easy to overlook all this stuff though, that is why they call it fine print.
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Posted on Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:54 am  

Companies will claim they are reputable and not dishonest but why do they put stuff in fine print if they aren't trying to claim an unsuspecting soul?
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Posted on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:17 am  

Well it is our responsibilty to read all the junk, fine print or not.
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Posted on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:28 am  

Junk is exactly what it is. I still think fine print should be outlawed.
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Posted on Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:10 am  

It has been around for a looooooooooooonnnnnnnggggggg time, I have heard all the elders say about the fine print.
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Posted on Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:07 pm  

Thats true. Good thing I have a good set of contacts in. I also think it wouldn't hurt them to explain and make consumers aware of all the fine print. When filling out an app. they should have a place for the applicant to sign saying the read all the fine gory print.
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Posted on Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:54 pm  

Once should go through the terms and conditions before going for a credit card. Once you start using these cards, it is assumed that you accept the terms and conditions and are willing to pay the interest and other charges. So one should always be careful while applying for a credit card.
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Posted on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:19 pm  

I know where you are coming from Dadummy. I use to hear this from my teen all the time. If you live like that money isn't there then it will be if you have an emergency. After a tough winter and coming close too many times to a zero balance in my checkbook, as soon as I got back to work I threw $400 into it but didn't add it in the total. Kind of like my own over draft protection.
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Posted on Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:19 pm  

That is smart, if you have the extra money to do it.
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Posted on Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:14 am  

Sometimes it is as simple as adding a few extra dollars a pay. I find that easier than paying the bank fees on returned checks. Like a little investment of sorts.
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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:39 am  

It would not be hard to do the $10 or $20 thing, my problem is that I access my bank account information about every morning online to keep an eye on things, I always know what my balance is.
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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:40 am  

I only do it around statement time. I hate to look at the dismal picture so I figure once a month is enough.

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