Can I handle getting my first credit card as a americorp employee?
August 9, 2012 8:48 PM Subscribe
Can I handle my first credit card with the earnings that I get from Americorp?
posted by mind2body to Work & Money (11 answers total)
I'm a recent college graduate who will embark on a new job with Americorp in the future. It means I will be living at the poverty level and I will not be making very much money. I have no debt or credit to my name right now but I want to get a credit card as a way to begin my credit journey. The thing is...I don't want to start going into debt. Can a person living on ~$300 dollars a month handle the expense of a credit card without going into debt? I probably will have to get food stamps. This position will be located in New Orleans which from what I heard will not be too expensive compared to most cities. I will be provided my own room so I won't have to worry about the expenses of an apartment or extra living costs like those. So, I will be paying basic expenses like food but not much else. I'm currently taking temporary jobs as a way to earn some money. I understand this would take some very frugal spending. Can I afford to do it?