Monday, December 13, 2010

I owe it all to J.

I did learn from J. Money's mistake! After I mentioned it in my linkfest in August, I changed my credit card PIN so it wasn't the same as my ATM card PIN.

Today I went to the ATM and tried three times to get cash out of the checking account, each time getting declined for the wrong password. I got very frustrated and then took a closer look at the card -- I was trying to use my credit card, not my debit/ATM card.

I don't even want to know what the cash advance fees or interest rate would look like. Thanks, J. Money!

(Everyone, go make sure your ATM cards have a different PIN than your credit cards. Most banks allow you to change your PIN online or over the phone.)

1 comment:

  1. Here's the problem with this fabulous tactic - it works TOO well. I went overseas and couldn't get any money out of three debit cards because I could not for the life of me, jetlagged and inexperienced with withdrawing cash, period, forget about doing it in a foreign country, for nearly half an hour.

    My colleagues thought I was ... limited.


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