When someone borrows $300 on your credit card and hands you a $300 check, the prudent thing to do is to save the money in an interest-bearing account so you'll have it when the loan comes due. That makes the choice pretty simple. Sam just managed to confuse us for a little while.
Thanks to Andrew Cassel of the Philadelphia Inquirer for asking the question that inspired this column.
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