credit

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Credit As A Power Tool

a: Credit ~
b: a power tool

What: "Remember: credit is like a power tool. Used wisely and carefully, it will help you do a lot. But when it's used incorrectly, it becomes dangerous and destructive."

Useful?
Writer: Jacki
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 19 2011 5:15 PM


Credit Is Like Having A Spare Tire

a: Credit ~
b: having a spare tire

What: "A line of credit is like having a spare tire - it's nice to know it's there. Use your line of credit for sudden expenses or to take advantage of opportunities."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 19 2011 5:19 PM


Credit As Skil Saw

a: Credit ~
b: a Skil Saw

What: "And like a Skil Saw, it(credit) requires habitual close attention to keep the blade sharp and the cut going straight to avoid a "bind and kick back" resulting in - rather than lost fingers - a missed payment, a default, a foreclosure, a bankruptcy. All that power turned against you: Nightmare!!!"

Useful?
Writer: Brandon Nelson
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 19 2011 5:23 PM


Credit Is Like Red Wine

a: Credit ~
b: red wine

What: "Credit is like red wine. One glass a night can be healthy. A bottle every night, not so much. Credit used wisely and in moderation can actually make you more money and grow your business faster, no matter the economic conditions are."

Useful?
Writer: Alex Wathen
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Where:
Date: Dec 19 2011 5:27 PM


The Ballon Became A Rock

a: Credit ~
b: economic helium

What: "Rising oil prices, the battered housing market and euro area turmoil have all sapped the economy's resiliency. But the biggest reason why growth has disappointed and likely will continue to is that credit has turned from economic helium into a millstone." The link is a pointed IBD article describing the USA debt situation, both government and house hold. It's about 200% of GDP when both are combined.

Useful?
Writer: JED GRAHAM
LCC: HG
Where:
Date: Apr 17 2012 6:50 PM


Credit Card

a: Credit Card ~
b: Money Pit

What:

A seemingly bottomless pit of money for which you only have to refill with a handful of money each month. The bank takes a slightly smaller handful for its fee each month. If you keep to the banks plan you then you will have to put back over 100 times what you took!


Useful?
Writer: LifestylePlanner
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 27 2015 2:32 AM


Credit Cards

a: A credit card ~
b: A gun

What: "Credit cards are an extension of money. They are safe and easy. BUT, they are money in a plastic form. Many people do not have the guts to use them as money, meaning, if you don't have the money, DON'T BUY. Cards are like guns. Many people have them and use them responsibly. Some people don't and they get all the press. I have not paid a credit card fee in years and find them quite comforting when I need them."

Useful?
Writer: Ken
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Where:
Date: Oct 9 2010 7:10 AM


Credit card debt is like that proverbial snowball

a: Credit card debt ~
b: that proverbial snowball

What: Credit card debt is like that proverbial snowball that keeps getting bigger and bigger and card issuers couldn't be happier. The credit card industry wants to see credit cards charged to the limit (or over the limit so the higher rates can take effect),

Useful?
Writer: Gene Jolley-
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 23 2011 12:54 AM


Credit default swaps

a: Credit default swaps ~
b: Burning down a house you don't own

What: From article: "See, in everyday life, you can't insure things you don't own. Thankfully, your neighbor can't take out homeowners insurance on your house. If the entire town could buy insurance on one house, they'd have a huge incentive to make sure it was destroyed. They'd burn it down, blow it up, bulldoze it, what have you, pocket gobs of insurance claims for their trouble, and happily move onto the next town. For good reason, laws prohibit this."

Useful?
Writer: Morgan Housel
LCC: H
Where:
Date: Sep 6 2009 4:55 AM


Credit Rating Agencies

a: A credit rating agency ~
b: unknown

What: So pick your analogy. Are the ratings agencies like architects, or like a publishing company? Or perhaps something else? No doubt angry investors will keep looking for the one that will make them pay.

Useful?
Writer: Andrew Ross Sorkin
LCC: HG
Where:
Date: Feb 18 2010 6:31 AM


Non Sequtor Maximus Ii

a: Claiming credit for getting osama bin laden ~
b: Jacksonville Jaguars taking credit for the Green Bay winning the Supe

What: Yoo "claiming credit for getting Osama bin Laden is like the Jacksonville Jaguars taking credit for the Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl...."

Useful?
Writer: Trish Ponder
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Date: May 11 2011 2:27 AM


Yoous non sequitur maximus

a: Bush Administration taking credit for Bin Laden ~
b: The captain of the Titanic making the 1998 Oscars

What: "John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush administration for Sunday's strike against Osama bin Laden is like Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic, taking credit for the of the 1998 Academy Awards."

Useful?
Writer: ANDREW COHEN
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Where:
Date: May 11 2011 1:48 AM



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