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  • These are the experiences that life is made of.

    By the way I don't think you need worry about the dangers of having a credit card. It would only get you into trouble if you used it to spend money you don't have and it doesn't sound like you're the sort of person who would do that. As long as you make sure to pay off the full balance every month then a credit card will be nothing more or less than a useful tool.

    Of course this would have been a much shorter story if you'd had a credit card :-)

    • The main appeal was that since this is not a credit credit card, it requires no fuss at all to get one – I signed up for it online, and it only took 10 minutes. The process for an actual credit card would have been much more involved, involving paper forms and signatures. And even paying off a card monthly requires more diligence than this debit card, if only slightly.

      As for the trip, I agree, though it was unfun enough in the moment that I don’t think I’d consider the experience worth it. But with enough temporal distance, certainly it becomes merely one of the stories from which one’s life is woven.