I always thought that credit cards were created by the devil to empty our wallets and ruin our lives. It turns out I was wrong.

There's a great post today on Get Rich Slowly, that talks about a PBS documentary from 2004 called Secret History of the Credit Card.

I'm not sure how I missed this when it first came up, but thankfully you can now watch the entire program online for free.

They also have a page called eight things a credit card user should know that lists several important things to think about if you're still using plastic.

This program is definitely worth an hour of your time.