5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

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5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

As the leaves fall, and the days grow shorter, ’tis the season for all sorts of ghosts, ghouls and zombies to roam the neighborhood in search of fright and fun. Yet for some people, the scariest person to visit their house this fall will the mail carrier, due to the surprises that may be lurking in… Read More

The Best Low-Interest Credit Cards in America 2014

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The Best Low-Interest Credit Cards in America 2014

The Best Low-Interest Credit Cards in America 2014

For credit card users who carry a balance from month to month, the interest rate is one of the most important numbers revealed in a card’s terms and conditions. So it only makes sense that finding the credit card with the lowest interest rate is the top priority for many consumers when they apply for… Read More

7 Things to Do When You Get a New Credit Card

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7 Things to Do When You Get a New Credit Card

7 Things to Do When You Get a New Credit Card

A mysterious, non-descript envelope finds its way into your mailbox one day. It weighs a bit more than other letters, so you open it up to find a shiny new credit card. Perhaps you have recently opened a new account, or maybe it is a replacement for a card that has been lost, stolen, or… Read More

Why Americans Are a Huge Target for Credit Card Fraud

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Why Americans Are a Huge Target for Credit Card Fraud

Why Americans Are a Huge Target for Credit Card Fraud

Put yourself inside the mind of a cyber-criminal for a moment. You could try to hack businesses based in any country in the world and steal their customers’ credit card information, so where would be the best place to commit your crime? If you are smart, you will try to penetrate the most vulnerable security systems. Unfortunately for Americans, the weakest links… Read More

Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

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Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

Take a close look at the back of your credit card, and you will  probably see something along the lines of “Not valid unless signed.” At the same time, there are many cardholders who believe that they should not sign their credit cards for one of several reasons. Some think signing the back of their card gives potential… Read More

Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

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Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

Rewards credit card users love earning valuable points, miles and cash back with their cards, but they hate the annual fees that many of the top cards require. Naturally, many are left to wonder if there is a way to close their account after getting their rewards to avoid paying its annual fee. In fact, the annual… Read More

How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

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How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

Perhaps you’ve recently noticed a gold or silver colored metallic square on the front of your newest credit cards. It looks kind of cool and futuristic, but how does it work? Of course, what you are looking at is a microchip that is often referred to as an EMV smart chip. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard… Read More

Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

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Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

Every airline and hotel chain will offer their customers rewards points and miles for their reservation. And when travelers have their co-branded credit card, they can earn additional rewards for their reservation, or “double dip.” But can you do more — can you “triple dip” on travel rewards? To have a chance at triple dipping, travelers need… Read More

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