I got my first credit card today. This is not to say that I have not had credit cards with my name on them in my wallet, its just that the bill never went to me and had my name attached to the credit history. So over the years I have had lots of ATM visa cards, and more recently a gas and Macy’s card but never a real credit card.
Now it may seem a little strange that I could have gone this long without a credit card but some how I have gotten by. A good by product of this is the fact that I have never lived beyong my means and have never had credit card debt. I am hoping that my American Express Green card will keep this in check as well.
To all the nice people who gave me credit cards under their names over the years I would like to say “Thank you”. This includes family members, girl friends and companies.
I plan on taking Alanna out to dinner to celebrate. She no longer has to loan me her credit card to buy computers and music equipment.