Originally Posted by premierplayer
I figured I would post my troubles as a way to show that it can happen to ANYONE. $1200 won't be too bad once I am done with soccer. Its tough right now because I don't work that much. I will probably get charged late fees and crap. I am a moron.
Don't screw up your credit history too with late payments! Even if you can only make the minimum payment, make sure you make it on time! Put extra on the cards when you can. If you mess around and pay your CC's late, not only we they hike your balance up with fees, if you're late enough times, they will hike your interest rate up as well. Some companies do that even if you are only late once. So please, please, be responsible with paying your bill. Ideally you want to pay more than the minimum due, but you also want to keep it current.
Best of luck to you, and hopefully you have learned your lesson from this (sounds like you have). It was good and decent of you to post this, as I'm sure you had to swallow a bit of pride.
Just remember, no late payments!! I can't stress that enough.