Being the lazy so-and-so I am (ugh!), I’ve been accumulating all of the various credit card offers, credit card bills, and other credit card communications for shredding for the last year. Why I don’t immediately shred them is a huge mystery, but I digress.
Anyway, as I broke out the shredder, I was STUNNED at the number of credit card related mailings I get. These smeg heads are so desperate to get me deeper into debt.
“Mr. AstroNerdBoy! We’ve increased your credit line! Here’s some credit checks.”
“Mr. AstroNerdBoy! Transfer a balance for 4.0%! Here’s some credit checks.”
“Mr. AstroNerdBoy! Transfer a balance for 1.0%! Here’s some credit checks.”
“Need a vacation Mr. AstroNerdBoy? Use these convenient credit checks.”
You get the point.
To make it worse, ever bloody statement comes with credit checks because clearly having a credit card isn’t good enough. I almost never use my bank’s checks so why would I use a credit card company’s checks for outrageous fees and interest rates? Its absolutely nuts and I don’t have that many credit cards — only three.
So, I filled a bag full of credit card mailing shreddings which just amazed me (on top of doing another bag full of old papers I no longer needed). I think I’m just going to keep the shredder by the door instead of in my office so I can drop stuff in there as soon as I walk in the door and get my shoes off.