My Lifelong Fascination With American Express

I decided that as soon as I was a grown up, I would get an American Express card.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and (Responsibly) Love My Credit Card

I remember exactly how it went down: I was at a Washington Capitals game, and a man in front of a folding table with lots of forms and important paperwork on it said he’d give me a free t-shirt if I signed up for a Capital One card. I like free things. I may have been drinking. I signed my name and selected Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as my background image.