While, I've never had a balance on any of my credit cards, I still make charges on them and incur “debt” even though it's paid off completely every month. So technically I have had that large amount in “credit card debt” in the past few years. I got my first credit card at 18, and I was purely using it to gain credit for a long time. It definitely helped my score, and I was able to learn how to control my spending at a young age.
Yes, I've paid that much in credit card debt. Probably over that amount. Just recently, after our December credit card bill came, the balance for all 3 of our cards was around $1,500. Yes that's a lot for one month, but of course other months will be smaller.
Also, I've seen a couple of other bloggers do this (not recently, so I can't remember who did it, so let me know if you remember!) and I thought it was interesting to see where others come in on the credit card debate. I'd love to link-up.
Some prefer to be mostly cash based, whereas I would be lucky if I was caught with $1. [Read more…]