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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 08:35 AM
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Stupid people tricks ... only in America.
There are people in this country who use their credit cards to pay tithes to their religious organizations.

Can you top that one?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 08:37 AM
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1. Not sure what is stupid about that.
There are people who use credit cards to donate to this very website. Some of them even have monthly subscriptions.
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Nictuku Donating Member (907 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 08:39 AM
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2. Ha haha ha ha *chuckle*
Funny.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:30 AM
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4. Yup, well, debit card in my case
and money well spent. And I always get a personalized thank you note. Well, not personalized, but whatever, this place is still worth much more than I pay.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 08:43 AM
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3. I really see nothing wrong with that
I get Delta miles from my AMEX. I use it for everything. If I tithed, I would use it.

There are so many benefits these days from use of credit cards, as long as they are paid off at the end of the month, I see no downside.

Of course, if they are not paid off monthly, then that would be a different story.
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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 12:08 PM
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5. 10%
"Tithing" by definition means giving ten percent of your income. Using a credit card implies that you can't afford to pay for something outright, so yes, that would be stupid. But if they are doing it to get air miles or something, I can see it.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 01:29 PM
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6. It does not necessarily imply that to me . . .
it could mean you wish to "spend" more cash than you have at that time. Lets say you wish to "tithe" $100 at Sunday service. Which is more likely - you would have $100 cash in your pocket or a credit card?

The LDS have an interesting approach to tithing . . . .

". . . the Mormons require (yes, it is required) that members attending a meeting with the bishop at the end of the year to state, on the record, if they have paid a full tithe. If you have not, for any reason, you will be lectured on the need to repent and come back into compliance with the law of tithing.. . . in the early days they would have people stand up in sacrament meeting and declare if they were a full tithe payer in front of everyone."

http://www.exmormon.org/mormon/mormon373.htm
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 02:08 PM
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7. Same here
I use my credit card for most things -side from small purchases - in part for the airline miles, which I do use, and to help keep track of what I spend: I can download all my purchases into Quicken and see how my spending fits my budget. But I do make sure I pay off the entire balance every month.

And yes,my DU contributions are on my Visa.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:21 AM
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10. Im talking about "not having the money"
and thats why they use a credit card.

I should have been clearer in my original post.

Have a nice day!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 03:32 PM
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8. The God I believe in isn't short of cash, Mister..
-Bono
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:19 AM
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9. Thanks for the wisdom, Fumesucker!
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:28 AM
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11. Top that one? Easy. Credit card with 5% cash back for first 3 months, payment to IRS with 2.9%
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 07:48 AM by RGBolen
fee charged, pay credit card balance the day after the government processes and charges it. Pay no interest and pocket 2.1% cash.

All for a few clicks on the keyboard.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:46 AM
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12. Tell me more, tell me more ...
that was love at first sight.
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