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A How To Guide: Credit Card Confetti April 14, 2009

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Supplies:

One Pair of Scissors
Twenty Seven x Infinity parts rage
Three credit cards
One champagne flute

Instructions:

Allow scissors to meet plastic credit cards, apply liberally

– Put champagne flute on desk where bills are paid.
– Stare at it daily as you pay down your credit card bills with money earned
by taking every extra job you can find and putting every penny into a savings
account specifically opened to build the money to pay off these soul sucking
devices.
– when all debt is paid off, in full, empty champagne glass of all credit card confetti, pour a liberal amount of champagne* into glass and drink until champagne magnum is empty.

Prep time: varies
Card cut up process: 3 cards, 30 minutes

Suggested music:
“You Make Me Sick” – Pink
“Money” – Pink Floyd
“9 to 5” – Dolly Parton
“Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)” – Pet Shop Boys
“She Works Hard For The Money” – Donna Summer
“Money Changes Everything” – Cyndi Lauper
“Taxman” – The Beatles

*champagne should be paid for with COLD HARD CASH<

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3 Responses to “A How To Guide: Credit Card Confetti”

  1. Thanks for the info. With all the crazy credit card websites out there giving bad information it is good to see someone that knows what they are talking about.

  2. dolphin Says:

    I see you’re going through what I’m going through. I dont’ have a huge amount of credit card debt but I used to keep none tile this past winter when the gas bills in the new house were MUCH higher than expected (think 3 times higher). Now I’ve got $1000 balance on a card that just raised it’s interest rate to about 20%!!! GRRR…. so priority number 1 is getting that paid off.

  3. missbethd Says:

    Dolphin, I sympathize with your plight. “GRRRR” is right.

    Mysteriously, I received a call from one bank of which I have 2 cards with a balance. The call came on the day of the stress tests. This bank offered to cut my rate from over 25% to 5% AND they cut my monthly minimum fee in half. I suggest you call the credit card people and see what they can do.

    I’ve reduced the first card, Citibank to half of what was owed. They also cut my APR rate in half. Not as good as the one previously mentioned, but it’s a good start.


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