50 Lessons - #5

Each week, I'll post a lesson (maybe two) and share my thoughts on how it resonates in my own life.  Perhaps you would like to join along.  Sharing in the comments, or posting on your own blog, and then sharing that link with us here.  I think this book would make an excellent choice for a book club, or the lessons used as retreat topics.  So let's just consider this a cyber book club of sorts.  Ok?  Great! 

Life Lesson #5: Pay Off Your Credit Cards Every Month

Sounds simple doesn't it?  But most of us know it isn't that simple, and at some point in our lives we carry a balance on one or more credit cards.  Those evil, evil cards!  They just have this way of sucking us right in.  I will admit to credit card use without the "paying off each month" part.  I always get around to paying them off and closing them at some point, but it has taken me years to realize (and accept) what a trap they are.  Sure you need a credit card to do some things, like book a hotel or rent a car, but you don't need a credit card to buy groceries, pay for dinner out, or take home that pretty blouse you found on sale, and just had to have.  But we've all done it. Dare I say all?

So not much I can add or say about this life lesson.  It is a good one.  Sound advise.  Now, if we could all just do it! 

Live.Life.Wonderful. (and credit card debt free!)

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