Inspired by our post on marking your current balances on gift cards with a Sharpie, we were asked to participate in an article on managing and organizing credit, debit and gift cards for Creditcards.com.
After all, a card is only useful when you can find it when you need it, right?
To our amazement the article not only appeared on the CreditCards.com website, but also on the RSS feeds on Yahoo Shopping. All the participating experts really taught us a thing or two. See that list below and read the full article.
"If you have gift cards stashed in your junk drawer, wallet and desk drawer, it's time to consolidate. "Cards should be gathered in a central location," says John Trosko, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Professional Organizers and author of the OrganizingLA Blog."
"It's best if you keep them in the car so you've got them with you when you go shopping." His clients often use small plastic accordion folders to keep the cards organized. Some of his most stylish clients have used Kate Spade pencil cases to keep their cards together."
6 Tips for Organizing Your Gift, Debit and Credit Cards.
- Keep them together
- Write it down
- Use a spreadsheet
- Track them online
- Make a trade
- Dump them
- CreditCards.com - Erin Peterson's article has all the can't miss details. With advise from professional organizer John Trosko, Scott Bilker (creator, DebtSmart.com), Kara McGuire (personal finance columnist, Minneapolis Star Tribune), Jonathan (author, MyMoneyBlog), Mark Edward Roberts (CEO/founder, LeverageCard.com), as well as CardAvenue.com, CertificateSwap.com, and SwapACard.com.
CreditCards.com is a leading online credit card marketplace, bringing consumers and card issuers together. The site is a free online resource where consumers can compare hundreds of credit card offers by category, including low interest credit cards, credit cards with rewards programs, airline credit cards, cash back credit cards, small business credit cards, student credit cards, instant approval credit cards as well as prepaid debit cards. Over one million unique users access their website each month.