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    Lost track of money this month

    It hasn't happened in a long time but I have been getting ready for my camping trip , buying a lot of more expensive food ahead of time, had a few extra expenses and the balance is much lower than expected. I do have all the bills paid up, but am nervous about unexpected expenses while I am traveling because I don't have a credit card. Part of this was just having a social life for a change, driving farther to see people and spending a little, but not a large amount, on things with them. A big one was replacing my dying chrome book with a tablet.

    So I have not had 2 weeks off in a very long time, barely one week in the last decade. I am taking some money out of savings and enjoying this, then planning on frugal August and September. I am still not sure what to plan on since I already purchased the food, or if I can go to my bank and get a small credit card in the next couple days so I feel better.. (my savings are in a credit union and not in my bank with my checking so I can't do a transfer)

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    Congrats on your vacation! Are you a member of AAA Auto Club by any chance?> I used to get a pre-paid credit card from them and load it up with money ( usually around $600 for three weeks) specifically for my road trips so I didn't have to carry so much cash and have the mental anguish of running up my credit card and having to pay it back when I got home. It was very convenient since no one uses traveler's checks any more. Where are you going camping?

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    Why not get the credit card from the credit union where your savings are? If you choose to get one at all, that is.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Thanks guys, I will call the credit union tomorrow and see about that.

    I am going near Ward Colorado, above Boulder. I have been hiking there 30 years on and off. Then meeting a friend in Dinosaur Colorado.we are camping and hiking a few more days

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    Sounds like a great trip Zoe Girl - enjoy your time and recharge!
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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