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- Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 10:10 pm
- Location: North Los Angeles County
No problem 99. Haha, not all of us do. I'm a student so that explains a lot. My parents make six figures where I live and let me live with them because there is no way I could live on what I currently make. Yeah, to be honest it's like living in any other place, but in general living in LA county can be outrageously expensive. Where I live, most people make 90k+ every year or more, and even rent here runs anywhere from 1,400 to 1,800 a month depending on where you live. In a couple of years, if the state starts hiring again for the Highway Patrol (this is what I truly want as a career, and I am working on getting in shape and doing my best in school until they hire again) I want to move to the central valley where it's a little bit more cheaper to live. It all depends where you are going to live but generally the farther you get away from the cities and more into the desert areas it's cheaper. But I was originally born in Sacramento and I lived in the Natomas area until my family wanted to move, and I never went back. I am very fortunate to live the way I do. But if you ever do plan to move to California or know anybody that wants to move, be prepared to pay a butt load of taxes and have a decent income (60k+ would be ideal) because it is difficult to live here unless you make a good living. I have another friend that lives in San Francisco and he says that it is even more expensive up there....again, depends where you live, some places are cheap, and some are expensive. Have you ever been to any part of California?
Their CS is good, and I've never really had any issues with them, I've ran hundreds of dollars through them and yet still no CLI. But I'm currently happy with my small limits, so a CLI would be pretty generous of them. I just wish BOFA would raise my CL. I've had the same CL with them since I opened my card last year and spend quite a bit with them on a monthly basis.
Well you could give it a try for the Freedom, since it seems like they are willing to forgive you and let you try for their cards. I got the card I really wanted, and I hope to someday qualify for the CSP or at least an airline/hotel based card. I currently have 4 on EX, and 2 on EQ and TU. Unfortunately for me, everyone pulls EX, which is my worst report, and nobody pulls TU out here. Yeah give it a go with Associated, and see what happens. You've got some good cards and CL's so you should be set for a while in any case but do go for it.
Bank Of America: BankAmeriCard Cash Rewards-4.2k
Citi: Forward-4.5k American Airlines Advantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard 9/6/15-4K
Amex BCE.2k- Amex SPG-5k
Chase: Freedom-5kSouthwest Rapid Rewards Plus- 3.6k
Capital one: Venture one-10,000, Visa Signature.