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41 months with the same ATM card,:)) "a record"

Old 04-13-2016, 07:52 PM
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41 months with the same ATM card,:)) "a record"

Well my friends I need a new ATM card.
This one is just plumb wore out. Can not even read the numbers.

Honestly I used to go though a few a year by leaving them in ATM machines somewhere in this city. I'd remember to get the money but not the card. If I remember correctly in California my bank ATM would give the card first then the money would come out, not here in Thailand, money then the card....

Monday (it's Thai new year here now) since banks are closed i will walk in and ask for a new card..Just wanted to share....) maybe some of you can relate..
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:12 AM
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Stewart, that sounds like another big milestone. Well done. And S̄wạs̄dī pī h̄ım̀!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:24 PM
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Thanks, Happy Thai New Year to you too. Really a fun 3 day holiday. It's so hot and the water being throwing on you, at you from all sides feels so good. Just so much fun.
Best part, waking up the next day feeling great.) Ready for day 3 now...

Hope all is well..
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Yikes, when I was drinking I lost so many ATM/credit cards I could not even remember how many. Often, I would open a tab at a bar and just forget them there, but would be too embarrassed to return to retrieve it and just get a new one. Like you, when I quit drinking, I kept the same card for what feels like an amazingly long time. One of the many pleasant returns from sobriety.
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Ha, I did the same thing, I'd go get money for more alcohol, I'd take the money and I'd leave the card in the machine! I probably lost a half dozen cards that way in my last couple years of drinking. Since quitting, it hasn't happened once.
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I finally cleaned up my credit record enough that I'm waiting for my first ATM card in over 20 years. I hope mine lasts as long as yours.
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Originally Posted by shockozulu View Post
I finally cleaned up my credit record enough that I'm waiting for my first ATM card in over 20 years. I hope mine lasts as long as yours.
One of the first steps I took after getting a few weeks sober was to get to know my financial situation. I added up the debt, figured out the interest rates, learn all my passwords to utilities, credit cards, and banks. It was uncomfortable as hell but it really opened my eyes to how I had been living my life.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jazzfish View Post
One of the first steps I took after getting a few weeks sober was to get to know my financial situation. I added up the debt, figured out the interest rates, learn all my passwords to utilities, credit cards, and banks. It was uncomfortable as hell but it really opened my eyes to how I had been living my life.
Same here. One of the best things I could have done as it enabled me to start taking care of my my student loans and old overdrawn checking accounts.

Of course now that I have my student loans on hold I'm going back for my BA in Paralegal Studies
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:33 PM
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I just had to mention this here as it's the first thing I thought of when it happened. I will be getting a new ATM card already. The good news is that my credit union is sending them out to everyone as they are now containing the chip.
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Our cards come out first. In my hurry to get back to the pub I'd grab the card and leave the money. On return, it would be gone. Sad.
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