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Credit Card

When we were young, the first time we had a credit card it was like magic.  Suddenly, you could buy anything we wanted.  The repayment didn’t exist as it was so exciting. Then when reality set in, it was no longer fun.  In an episode of “Leaver it to Beaver,” Eddie obtained a credit card.  He had to promise his dad he would pay the bill at the end of each month. So, of course, Wally asked his parents for a credit card.  Ward immediately said no that he was just too young.  June thought that Wally was different and far more responsible than Eddie.  Ward told her that her thinking somehow that her child was different was a huge mistake.  One day Eddie, Wally and Lumpy went out of town for a school game.  Lumpy couldn’t take his car as it needed a new radiator.  Eddie had promised his dad he wouldn’t take his car out of town.  At that time, Wally made them chip in for petrol which was twenty-five cents each or a little over twenty-seven cents in  Euros. When it was time to head home after the game, Wally’s car would not run. They pushed it to a gas station where they were informed that the battery was dead. Just as Wally was about to phone his father, Eddie offered his credit card.  Back then a new battery was fifteen dollars or sixteen Euros and change. As soon as they arrived home, Wally gave Eddie the money.  Of course, Eddie being who he is as a character, saw a fancy vest in a store window and decided to buy it with the cash Wally gave him.  Once the end of the month arrived, Eddie did not have the money.  Eddie’s father called Ward furious that Wally didn’t pay.  However, once Wally and his father explained that he did pay for the credit card, Mr. Haskell was furious with Eddie.  That was the end of his credit card.  More often people do go crazy with a credit card and then when they cannot pay it turns quite unpleasant.  What are your thoughts about having a credit card? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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