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It can be difficult for married couples to manage their money together, especially if they are not always on the same page. In particular, credit cards can make it easy for one person to overspend using money that the household might not have in its budget. If you’ve had a situation where your spouse has... Read More
Nobody likes paying credit card interest, and as unsecured debt, credit cards will typically have higher interest rates than other types of loans such as a mortgage or a car loan. And unlike a mortgage or a student loan, credit card interest is never tax-deductible. Therefore, it can be very important to know if your... Read More
Remember that new premium travel credit card we reported on last week? The one with the massive $1,500 sign-on bonus? Well, prospective cardholders can now apply. Chase has officially launched its Sapphire Reserve. The new travel credit card touts a laundry list of perks, including a standard rewards program offering three points per dollar on travel... Read More
Some Citi Costco Anywhere Visa credit cardholders took to social media late last week, expressing surprise over receiving letters from the bank that their accounts had been closed. Some letters reportedly contained the names of other cardholders, with the last four digits of their accounts, which caused people to fear the accounts had been hacked.... Read More
There are lots of good reasons to want a credit card. They offer better fraud protections than other payment methods, provide liquidity in case of emergencies, and, in some cases, even reward people for their purchases in the form of points, miles, cash back or ancillary perks. Plus, when used responsibly, that little piece of plastic... Read More
Do you have too many credit cards? Perhaps you are having trouble managing all of your open accounts, or are unable to pay the annual fees for all the cards that you have. If you’ve decided that you don’t need some of your credit card accounts, then you should carefully consider which are the best... Read More
Maybe you’re paying for an airline miles card, but not flying, or your credit card interest rate is too high, so you’re afraid to use the card at all. About one in five credit card users are carrying the wrong card, according to a J.D. Power study released Thursday. “More than 20% of customers have a card... Read More
Chase is launching a new premium travel credit card that comes pretty loaded with perks. The new Chase Sapphire Reserve, set to debut next week, will offer cardholders three points per dollar on travel and dining worldwide; one point per dollar on all other purchases; an annual $300 statement credit that can be put toward any... Read More
Do your credit cards have high interest rates, costly fees, or substandard rewards and benefits? If so, you don’t need to continue to use a card when there are other options available. Here are seven things that you can to to get a better credit card. 1. Ask for a Lower Rate Many credit cards... Read More
These days you can use a credit card to buy just about everything. In fact, convenience is a big selling point when it comes to paying with plastic. But there are some things you generally can’t charge. Lottery tickets. Gambling chips. College tuition (at least not without forking over a fee). And, yes, more often than... Read More
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