James (elven_wolf) wrote,

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Fuck you, Visa

I am not a happy camper.

I came home to a notice from 1st National Bank that the APR on my WoW Visa is jumping from 13% to 20%, and my only options are to either get bent, or to refuse the increase and close the account.


I've been through this before, and was allowed to go back to 13% as a 'one time exception'.

I have over $3,000 in there, which I'm trying to pay off. I'm not even using the card except when I can go home and pay what I've used before the billing cycle, all in an effort to keep the payment going down each month. It's already around $75 a month. Those who know my situation know this is a substantial amount. With this, it'll jump up to $100 easily.

I could close the account, but that'd mean just having the Master Card for emergencies, and I'm not entirely comfortable with that. Also, I was trying to use it to work on my credit score a little bit by increasing the available credit vs. balance ratio. If I close it, that goes down the tubes. Also, WoW points... not that I'm making many of those right now, but eventually I was hoping to pay it off and just use it to rack up the points.

On the other hand, I did get a slight raise, and I did knock down most of the balance on the Master Card... so I could stretch to the $100 payments and stay pretty much at the same level, lifewise. I was hoping to put the difference into savings, but guess that's not to be. Not if I keep the card around, anyway.

I think... I should read the back of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and not panic. I can always cancel the card if the payments get too much.

Jumper 1 doesn't need those wiperblades that badly... does he? Nah, as long as it doesn't rain we'll be fine.
Tags: money, people suck

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