What Your Credit Card Says About Your Personality

By Joe Epstein. Last updated 18 April 2017. 1 comment

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Sure, what you spend your money on can say a lot about you. But what about how you spend that money? Just like, say, your car, your credit card makes a statement about who you are or aspire to be, so find yourself in the list below, and see what your card says about you.

Have a: Barclaycard Arrival Card?

Then you may be: a Trendsetter...and a Jetsetter.

The Barclaycard Arrival is a new travel rewards card that is all the rage among miles aficionados.

Have a: Discover it Card?

Then you may be: Attentive. Diligent.

To truly take advantage of the Discover it card, you've got to the be kind of person who pays attention to detail, and knows exactly which card to use for which purchase.

Have a: NFL Extra Points Card?

Then you may be: Loyal. Passionate.

You're so devoted to a football team that you want everyone who takes your order or swipes your grocery payment to know it. With the NFL Extra Points card you also get deep discounts and twice the rewards for buying NFL gear, so you never have to feel guilty about your foam fingers.

Have an: American Express Gold Card?

Then you may be: Old School.

You don't even bother with the the opportunity to carry a balance. That's not your style. One of the OG charge cards, from one of the oldest credit card companies, you like to keep it real.

Have a: Airline Rewards Card?

Then you may be: a Frequent Flyer

If you have an airline branded card, you're making weekly trips on your favorite airline. You always pick the same seat number. You get priority boarding. And not only does your companion fly free, every other flight for you is free, too. 

Have a: Capital One Venture Card?

Then you may be: an Adventure-Seeker.

You want your financials to be simple, because you're busy dreaming up your next adventure. With the Venture card, there are no categories. There is no fuss. You earn extra miles no matter what you're spending on. And you'll use those miles to fund your adventures.

Have a: Citi Simplicity Card?

Then you may be: a Homebody… sticking to a budget.

You love your Citi Simplicty card from our partner Citi because you don't want to collect miles or points -- that's just going to make you go looking for things to spend them on.

Have a: Williams-Sonoma Visa Card?

Then you may be: a Perfectionist.

Lean back in your oversized cream armoire, kick your feet up on that elegantly rustic hybrid-chest-coffee table, and admit it: you spend a lot of time and money making sure your home looks exactly how you pictured it in your head. That's why your Williams-Sonoma Visa Card is front an center in your wallet.

Have a: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card?

Then you may be: Social. Artistic.

This substantial card has an immediate aesthetic appeal, so you may well have the artful eye. Chase Sapphire Preferred® offers customers service also connects you directly to an actual human without having to wade through menu after menu of automated options, implying you may be the type of person who values interaction (maybe even small-talk?!) over ruthless, automated efficiency.

Have a: Chase Freedom® Card?

Then you may be: Creative. Impulsive.

The Chase Freedom® card also has quarterly rotating categories for bonus cash back and allows you to transfer points to one of their travel rewards cards, which would allow you to get discounted (or free) travel, if you decide on the fly that's how you want to roll.

Have a: Black Card?

Then you may be: Jay-Z.

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Our most-used card is a Fidelity AmEx. For places that don't accept AmEx, we use a Barklay's U-Promise MasterCard. The payments go straight into a 529 account for our son. My wife also sometimes uses a Discover card because she's had it for a ling time.