Many, many, many years ago, Bill and I bought the house we live in. Okay, so it was more like 12 years ago. Our best credit card came from this purchase. How do you ask? Well, a couple months after our house loan went through, we got a call from the company that holds our mortgage. They want to know if we wanted to join their credit rewards program. We, of course said yes!
The way our credit card works is that 1% of what we charge gets taken off the principal of our mortgage. Needless to say, we immediately signed up. Now, for credit rewards to work, you do have to pay your balance off monthly which we do. Now, with all that being said, we literally charge everything.
Lunch? Charge it. Siding for the house? Charged that too! School tuition. Charge away! Stuff for outside, it’s on the credit card! For us, it works and our mortgage principal thanks us for it. We literally make an extra payment a year just in this rewards program! Who wouldn’t want to save on their mortgage? I know, we literally jumped at the chance. Best of all, it automagically does it, so I don’t have to do anything. It just happens every month. Last month, over $100 got taken off the principal of my mortgage. Each month that totally adds up!
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