Need a credit card? Really? WalletPOP bloggers debate


Over on our listserv, WalletPOP bloggers and editors occasionally -- and by occasionally I mean daily -- get into heated debates about personal finance topics that are way too boring to think about let alone discuss for the vast majority of people with healthy social lives.

Last week, we ended up debating credit cards -- and whether people really need a credit card. Here's my argument against credit cards:

The more I read about it, think about it, and live it, the more convinced I am that people should not have creditcards.

Fact: People who pay with creditcards spend more money. This has been demonstrated by at least half a dozen studies.