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How soon after starting did you guys get a rewards card to put your travel spend on? How much of a personal cash buffer did you build up, to cover any delays with reimbursement?

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Immediately after. Never have thought of having a cash buffer in case my company doesn’t reimburse me, not really an issue at Accenture. I have always had six months living expenses in cash though as soon as I could afford it for emergencies.

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depends how much you travel and how often you get reimbursed. if your expenses are $2k a week and you get paid a week in arrears, that means you have potentially $4k in outstanding travel expenses at once. plus whatever your rent/auto bill payments are. you want to be able to pay your credit card off in full monthly, so just make sure that if all of your expenses hit at once and were due and you hadn’t gotten reimbursed yet, you’d be able to pay them.

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