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      You can get though without a credit card. Except for reserving hotel rooms and

      cars, you should be fine. I say except for those two instances, because most

      places will reserve EXTRA ($100- $300) usually over the actual price of the room

      or car rental “just in case”. If they do that to your debit card (checking

      account), those funds are not usable by you until the freeze is lifted and your

      checks that are out there will bounce, and you will incur fees.

      We are at the point where we plan out how much money we need to use for the pay

      period and take it out in cash. We get it, spend it and then stop spending.

      This includes buying gas, groceries, etc.

      If we need larger amounts, say to pay a bill, like the electric bill and don’t

      want to carry that large amount of money on us, we get a bank check (they don’t

      bounce) OR we pay the bill electronically (also, will not go through if the

      funds are not available = no fees incurred). Those d*mned fees are about $35-50

      for each instance). Bank checks – the first 2 or 3 are totally free each month;

      the rest are $2 each. Much less expensive than “automatic overdraft” rip-off

      protection (charge me $35 to save me the embarrassing situation of being denied

      a purchase) – yeah right!!!!!!!!!!

      do without the credit cards. do without the debit cards. there are ways.

      i

      refuse to take money into the street and burn it (pay bank fees).

      all the best,

      herlean

      “opportunity may knock once on your door. temptation leans against the

      doorbell.” – unknown

      “never believe you don’t have what it takes.”

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