Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Credit Card

I got a new credit card in the mail yesterday. It's a corporate American Express card, something that comes with my new job title. I'll incur expenses occasionally to regularly, and up till now I've just been floating them from my checking account. They've been small, so it wasn't a huge deal.
I was debating whether or not to get the corporate card--it is tied to my social security number and credit, after all--but I finally decided that in the event that I have to make a large purchase or there's a dispute, I don't want my personal funds tied up. I know that I'm responsible enough to keep the bill paid on time, and since I used to handle my boss's expenses, I know that the company pays AmEx in a very timely manner (three days from T&E submission, usually). It's also an interesting chance to test out the free True Credit monitoring service I got as part of a class action lawsuit against Transunion. I've been getting their emails every month but not a single thing has changed, so now there will be something to see!
It's weird to see it in my wallet, though. Actually, I'm not sure I want to keep it in my wallet. That's one more thing to keep track of if it gets lost or stolen. But neither my desk nor my office have locks, so I don't want to just leave it at work, either. I think I'll probably email it to myself (in code) and leave the card itself at home. Most of the purchases I make are online, and the ones that need a physical card for I will usually know about in advance. I think.
If you have a corporate card, what do you do?


  1. I work for the government and we're required to have a card to cover any travel expenses we might incur. The weird thing is that I only travel like once every 2 years so I leave mine at home in a lockbox.

  2. I have a corporate card and have about 60% travel and am required to use the card for any work related travel expenses. I have to carry mine on me at all times but there have been times when I worry about losing it or having it stolen. It is definitely an extra responsiblity I could use without.


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