Credit card companies know more about you than you think—and if they think you're financially stressed, you're in trouble. American Public Media lists 10 "red-flag" purchases that you shouldn't make with plastic unless you want to give your credit card company the jitters.
- Traffic tickets: These make you look reckless, and, statistically, more likely to default on your credit cards.
- Retreading your tires: Drivers do this when they can’t afford new tires, and it makes them look desperate.
- Bargain binges: Switching to lower-cost retailers is a sign of money worries.
- Adult playthings: No one's judging you ... except for your credit card company.
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