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Chucking away the visa? - August 13th 2010, 10:30 PM

I'm thinking about chucking in my visa (bank card) and just using a cash card...It would mean I wouldn't be able to use paypal or buy things offline, which would fuck over the fact I can get cheap clothes on asos etc...

Perhaps I'd keep my paypal open and just hide my visa? Only use cash in real life.

I don't know. This is so frustrating. Without my visa I'd be a little lost as well.

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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 13th 2010, 10:37 PM

Can't you just downgrade to a visa debit? It's a debit card but for visa.

Also PayPal is classed as a direct debit meaning it uses account number and sort code rather than a card.

I would suggest that you take out a set amount in cash for a certain period, like 20 for a week
   
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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 13th 2010, 10:46 PM

I've tried that and it simply does not work.
So if I trashed the visa I could still use paypal?

I need to stop however I can. I've got two weeks to go and I'm in debt by 150 without even realizing it. I don't have an overdraft or anything set up so the charges per day is gunna be awful by the time I get payed.



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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 14th 2010, 12:21 AM

throwing it away is a bit extreme, you might need it for something important. Could you give it a test run by giving the card to someone you trust, maybe a parent, for a few weeks? I know how you feel, i got a credit card last year and i'm horrified by how much i use it. I must turn off 1 click buying on itunes!
   
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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 14th 2010, 12:40 AM

Not sure if this helps... But I had a problem with the debit card when I was younger.
I have a credit card with a 500 dollar limit... But I don't use a debit card anymore. That way if you need emergency money, It's there. It helps to only spend the cash you have in your wallet.


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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 14th 2010, 03:23 PM

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I've tried that and it simply does not work.
So if I trashed the visa I could still use paypal?

I need to stop however I can. I've got two weeks to go and I'm in debt by 150 without even realizing it. I don't have an overdraft or anything set up so the charges per day is gunna be awful by the time I get payed.
Then go to the bank on Monday and arrange a small overdraft limit such as 100, it will give you emergency cash without having to pay through the nose for it.

You can use paypal if you trash the visa
   
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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 22nd 2010, 01:38 AM

maybe give it to your parents, or a very trustworthy friend to hold onto for awhile until you get your spending and debt under control.
   
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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 23rd 2010, 11:25 PM

I made a savings account, when I get paid I move all I don't need into it, but its also an easy access one, so if I needed the money I can get hold of it... Sadly lately I've managed to munch my way through a months wages but hey the idea works...



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Re: Chucking away the visa? - August 30th 2010, 11:03 AM

I actually went to my bank and got a debit card (takes my own money) BUT I made it so the account could not be overdrawn, so it won't actually let me take out any money that I don't have so i can't be in debt.

I agree with putting away your card, try not to destroy it but if you think that's going to be the only thing that works then go for it.

*If you throw away the card you can still use your paypal as you will still have the account but you will not be able to withdraw any money in person. only spend it online, but if thats how you use all you rmoney then it may not work at all.

Good luck!

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Re: Chucking away the visa? - September 1st 2010, 10:19 AM

You can use paypal with a debit card

All you need is some banking information, then you can link your paypal to it.

The only problem is you need to wait like 4 - 6 days for your funds to confirm
   
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