How to Reorganize Your Wallet

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How to Reorganize Your Wallet

How to Reorganize Your Wallet

Now that the holidays are over, this is the perfect time for Americans to take stock of their finances. As we come to grips with how much we spent during the holidays, and anticipate our income and expenses for 2014, we factor these into our household budgets. Likewise, now is also a good time to… Read More

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Fix

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5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Fix

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Fix

Oops! It happens to all of us. We make a big mistake with our credit cards. These mistakes are not just embarrassing, they can be costly as well. The costs can come in the form of fees, interest charges and higher loan costs in the future due to a damaged credit history. Thankfully, your credit… Read More

Can I Get a Lower Interest Rate on My Credit Cards?

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Can I Get a Lower Interest Rate on My Credit Cards?

Can I Get a Lower Interest Rate on My Credit Cards?

Credit card interest can be brutal. As unsecured debts, credit cards carry interest rates that are typically higher than those of home mortgages or student loans. Further, credit card interest is not tax-deductible, unlike the interest paid on some home mortgages and student loans. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply ask your… Read More

How to Pick the Right Credit Card for You

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How to Pick the Right Credit Card for You

How to Pick the Right Credit Card for You

Choosing a credit card can be difficult. There are dozens of issuers and hundreds of credit cards on the market. Each card has its own term, conditions, rewards, and benefits, so which ones are important to consider? Like most products, it depends on how you are going to use it and what you can get…. Read More

How to Dig Out of Holiday Debt

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How to Dig Out of Holiday Debt

How to Dig Out of Holiday Debt

The holiday season is a wonderful time, but many families charge too much on their credit cards when they buy gifts, throw parties and travel to visit family. That leaves many of us waking up after New Year’s Day to a mountain of credit card debt. Rather than resign ourselves to paying high interest rates… Read More

5 Signs You May Need a New Credit Card

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5 Signs You May Need a New Credit Card

5 Signs You May Need a New Credit Card

Americans enjoy a highly competitive market for credit cards. In fact, though we find that there are few alternatives to many services, we complain that too many credit card offers stuff our mailboxes each day. At the same time, choosing a new credit card is not the most enjoyable activity, and many cardholders remain loyal… Read More

Should I Ask for a Credit Card Limit Increase?

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Should I Ask for a Credit Card Limit Increase?

Should I Ask for a Credit Card Limit Increase?

Sometimes, timing is everything. For instance, credit card issuers may be willing and eager to increase your credit limit, but only if the request is made at the right time. Why Increase Your Credit Limit? There are three main reasons to ask for a credit card limit increase. First, cardholders may regularly need the additional… Read More

The Best Credit Cards in America for Hotel Rewards

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The Best Credit Cards in America for Hotel Rewards

The Best Credit Cards in America for Hotel Rewards

2013 has been a great year for hotels, as they have finally emerged from a prolonged period of depressed bookings and high vacancies. Now that these properties are filling up, several major hotel chains have started asking for more points for award nights, effectively devaluing the rewards earned by guests as well as users of… Read More

A Credit Card That Could Get You to the Super Bowl

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A Credit Card That Could Get You to the Super Bowl

A Credit Card That Could Get You to the Super Bowl

I recently watched the Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans on a cold night. Before the game, I was on the sidelines watching Broncos kicker Matt Prater warm up for his record-setting 64-yard field goal later that evening. I also had the opportunity to stand in the tunnel between locker room and the field as quarterback Peyton Manning and… Read More

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