I only have one, and am looking to get rid of it, and go strictly debit (with credit protection, of course.) I don't need a card to improve my credit rating, as my mortgage will already take care of that for me.
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HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4226 times:
Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that Americans on average still have more cards than people residing in Europe, Asia or South America; however, I would assume that the average European card carries a higher limit than its American counterpart.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6254 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
I reside in America, so count me in that category. I have one credit card, a US Bank Visa. As a recently graduated college student, they kept hoping I would screw up, so they've continuously raised my limit. After just two years with the card, I am up from $1000 to $10,250! They must hate me - all on time, in full payments. I refuse to get more than one or two credit cards, though, as it looks bad on your credit - my roomate has 11, his girlfriend 6, and when they went to get a house last month in Kansas City, they had big troubles, and now have a huge mortgage payment because of how bad their credit is.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
Alaska Airlines Visa
Alaska Airlines Visa Debit
Bank of America Platinum Visa
AT&T Platinum Mastercard
I don't use the Mastercard or Chase or Discover cards much at all; they're just their for purchasing power if I need it. I pretty much use the two Alaska Airlines cards for the miles...it's a nice way of racking up a couple of thousand miles a month.
The corporate AmEx gets used a couple of times a month.
Knoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 249 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4211 times:
I've never understood the amount of credit cards that you can find acroos the pond, and more so when they are "not banks" cards (credit cards from corporate/companies are not very well spread in France).
I do have 1 Visa from my bank (monthly debit from my account) and I'll go to Premier soon with it I think, 1 Air France Amex Gold (used mainly for big purchases so that I gain more miles ) and 1 corporate ("Affaires") Visa with the name Airbus on it....
I was in Australia recently and you could have the choice of paying "credit", I still wonder what it meant?
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No problem, I got money on several ATMs in the USA with my Sparkasse Maestro debit card (the "Maestro" part is important). I don't know if it is possible to pay in shops with it, but getting cash is absolutely no problem.