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I very rarely use a credit card, but I do if I know I have big bills coming and I need to stagger payment.
For whatever crispness and animation my writing has I give some credit to the cartoonist manque.
When we make purchases on credit, they give us only an illusion of prosperity.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Credit unions are often a better deal than banks and tend to pay higher yields on deposits.
I have always advocated doing everything possible to pay off credit card balances; it's good financial management and the ticket to a strong FICO credit score.
I get so frustrated when people tell me it's unrealistic to create an eight-month emergency savings fund, or have money saved for a home down payment, or pay off their $5,000 credit card balance.
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
Consumers get used to reading and understanding their credit card contracts, their mortgages, their check overdraft agreements, those are good things. That puts power back in the hands of consumers.
When credit is cheaper to use and easier to arrange, people do use more of it.
Sometimes people credit me for the Tea Party. It's actually the other way around.
The credit quality of junk bonds varies widely.
Increasingly, editing means going to lunch. It means editing with a credit card, not with a pencil.
As borrowers, we may feel guilty about running up debt, anxious about making payments, and resentful of the constraints that old obligations (and old credit records) impose on our current choices. We may find it too easy to buy things we may later regret.
Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever.
My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt. I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice. It empowers you.
Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
If you default on your Visa bill, nobody comes to repossess your refrigerator or auction off your shoes. The biggest penalty you'll face is trouble getting future credit.
Credit default swap is basically just an agreement that I have with you, where I sell you insurance on some bond you own. If the bond goes belly up, I promise to pay you. And as long as the bond doesn't go belly up, you pay me for selling you insurance.
It's an open secret that if a debtor is willing to wait long enough, he can probably get away with paying almost nothing, as long as he doesn't mind hurting his credit score.
Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, has seen a few financial schemes in his time. As the lead local prosecutor in the world's financial capital, he has battled frauds like the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which stole billions of dollars from investors worldwide.
I love dressing up. I have people helping me with it. I am not going to take credit for that. I have a stylist, make-up and hair stylist.
I'm so sick of hearing that U.K. hip hop doesn't get credit and success when I'm working to get it - for me and for others, too.
Whenever I've been well-known or hitting the press, I've always had to get my credit card out to prove I'm Damien Hirst.
Historians will likely give Obama credit for steering the country away from the brink of economic collapse in 2009.
If I looked good in 'Wolf of Wall Street,' I cannot take full credit; it was because of the hair extensions and makeup.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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