That's about what I had accumulated as a full-time student. Since graduating though, SU and I have made a point not to live beyond our means. We put just about everything we buy on our Visa (to get airline miles), then pay it off every month. It's tempting to go a little wild sometimes, but I don't wanna be in credit card debt again. Mortgage and car payments freak me out enough.At one point in college, I racked up about $4,000 on credit cards.
Maybe that's a result of me getting $4,000 in debt (which was awful for me, I know a lot of people tolerate more), but I do the same thing with bills. I have friends that stash them away until they're due, or pay them all at once but I pay them the day I get them. I hate having bills lying around.Golfgirlrobin said:I've finally got my husband into the paying it off every month mindset. I hate debt of any kind; I even pay my bills the day they come in so they're not sitting there staring at me.
I grew up with very little and watched my depression-era parents save up for things. It's too bad we've lost that mentality.