POPSUGAR Fashion Poll How Many Credit Cards Do You Own? by Fashion 4/16/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Read More Credit CardsFab Poll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get chic with our daily newsletter Street Style Beauty Tips Fashion and Beauty News Celebrity Style Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Litew8lady 8 years I hesitated getting one for as long as possible. I had two and now I'm down to one again. JKe895 8 years One and only one for me. How is it possibly that I have survived with my bad shopping habits, I have no idea. rawkphish 8 years only 2. AmEx and Visa rawkphish 8 years only 2. AmEx and Visa BKNYGal 8 years I have 4..and then a couple of others like Old Navy; Sears; NY&C, etc. The only ones that have high amounts on them are the major ones like Citibank and Bank of America..ouch! I'm paying them off way above the minimum. Once I'm done paying them..that's it for me. I will use 1 and 1 only!! =) Kelly-O 8 years I don't have one, and I can say I wish I did. I have no credit history and that's just as difficult to overcome as bad credit, at least from my perspective.After we move next week and I get settled in a new job, I am going to look into starting some credit for myself. If we ever want to be able to buy a house, it's going to be really important. Kelly-O 8 years I don't have one, and I can say I wish I did. I have no credit history and that's just as difficult to overcome as bad credit, at least from my perspective. After we move next week and I get settled in a new job, I am going to look into starting some credit for myself. If we ever want to be able to buy a house, it's going to be really important. Fashion 8 years Hey gals - thanks for the stimulating responses! Good advice moemarsita; I admire anyone who has the self control to manage their money, especially us shopaholics! It's a daily struggle, but it must be done. xo sparklemeetspop 8 years Credit cards are essential to building good credit!! It's actually good to have around 5 cards, and they don't have to have a big balance. The only thing is, you have to have the self control. It's important to learn about finance, and starting out early is best. I'm a believer that 16 year olds, if responsible, should start building credit. Credit is not free money, but handling it wisely will save you BIG BUCKS in the long run when buying a car, home, etc. Just my two cents... sparklemeetspop 8 years Credit cards are essential to building good credit!! It's actually good to have around 5 cards, and they don't have to have a big balance. The only thing is, you have to have the self control. It's important to learn about finance, and starting out early is best. I'm a believer that 16 year olds, if responsible, should start building credit. Credit is not free money, but handling it wisely will save you BIG BUCKS in the long run when buying a car, home, etc. Just my two cents... atoxicsparkle 8 years I have two...which I have now hidden from myself until I get them paid off, as I'm horrible when it comes to seeing something I want online :rotfl: nati 8 years two, only when i'm broked.. nati 8 years two, only when i'm broked.. eBennet 8 years I agree, phatE, "why say good for you"? For some people, not having a credit card can mean not having a credit history, which is a negative thing. In college, my boyfriend smartly turned down all the seedy credit card offers that were marketed at students. After graduation though, this became a problem because he had no credit history - he had to pay huge amounts of money as upfront collateral just to get a cellular account with Verizon and he ended up having to get his father to co-sign on a starter credit card with him so that he could start building a credit history - even though he was living on his own and earning a good income! Having a small amount of debt that you are responsible about is not always a bad thing. Also, its always good to have something you can fall back on in an emergency. musewings 8 years IMO, it's crazy to *not* use credit like cash. I do it for the rewards, plus it's so much simpler than carrying around wads of bills and change. ChapstickAddict 8 years I have three. One is a Capital One card that I never use but keep open because it is the card I've had the longest and length of credit history affects your credit score. Then I have a Visa for emergencies and a Citibank Upromise card that I use for absolutely everything. It gives me cash back applied directly to my student loan balance. I pay it off in full every month so I'm just paying down my student loans by purchasing things I would buy anyway. phatE 8 years Why say "one good for you" it's not bad to own a credit card and have credit.. It's actually a good thing, just be responsible and pay it off. DCStar 8 years Are we counting bank cards with VISA on them? In that case I've got 4, but because I have two separate banks, and the other credit cards I pay in full each month. I practically never use cash! (But in my defense, I'm using credit like cash) anaisethenry 8 years I don't have one yet, but I want to get one that gives me chash back. I usually pay with my debit card anyway, so why not get cash back. I'll pay it off every month, and in the process, I'll build credit history. I agree with Maggie Mae, it's important to live within your means. grapefruit 8 years I agree with you last couple of girls. I have 2 visas which I rarely use. (one is a Starbucks Duetto card and I earn Starbucks cash with all my purchases, so I use that one if I ever need to use credit!) Also I have a couple department store cards, but I pay them off within a week of using them, so I have never carried a balance on any card within the past 5 years or more. However, I used to be a very bad girl and wasn't able to keep up with my spending. After I dug myself out of that mess, I will never be irresponsible with credit again! glam-sugar 8 years I have more than 5 but almost always pay them off in full immediately. Daisy6264 8 years I've 5-I pay them off monthly :) Maggie-Mae 8 years Two- the AmEx for daily purchaes, which I only use because of the awesome cash back program, and pay off every month. And a MC for emergencies only. I am a big fan of spending only what you have in the bank. julieulie 8 years I have two, an AmEx for daily use and a Visa for where AmEx isn't accepted. I never pay for anything in cash so it all goes on my credit card - I can't imagine how people get by without ever using them! But I always always pay my balance off in full each month so I am definitely fiscally responsible enough to use them. WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years One. And I never, EVER use it, except for emergencies. I'm not good with money, I just don't trust myself with credit cards. I don't buy anything I can't just pay cash for.