I thought about this while I was reading the IMHO ‘help my use my new credit card wisely’ thread, so here I am, starting another “pointless” spinoff.
To be complete… the first major or bank credit card you ever owned, visa/master/amex/discover or thereabouts, what were the first two or three financial transactions you used it for? :]
I got my mastercard after I’d been at my job as a web programmer for two months or so. And the first things I ordered with it were:
- a book off of chapters-indigo, “Mastering Active Server Pages”,
- a CD, carolyn dawn johnson’s ‘room with a view.’ (My gawd, has it really been more than three years that I’ve owned that album? )
- a startup payment on an ASP web hosting provider, brinkster, for personal learning purposes.
Looking back, I have to say that I’m pleased with those purchases. I’m not with brinkster any more (cost cutting,) but it was a good service at the time. I still love the album and though I don’t refer to the book much anymore, I learned an awful lot from it!! (I’d actually gotten that same book out of the library to take to work my first day, and was feeling lost without it when I returned it to the library three weeks later. That’s when I knew I needed to buy my own copy, LOL.)