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How to Kick Your Spouse Off Your Credit Cards

How to Kick Your Spouse Off Your Credit Cards

How to Kick Your Spouse Off Your Credit Cards

Is it time to separate the finances between you and your spouse? Some couples manage their finances separately while others manage their bills together. But in both cases, it’s likely that a person will add a spouse to his or her credit card as an authorized user or open a joint account. And while these... Read More

Is It Smart to Use My Credit Card for Everything?

Is It Smart to Use My Credit Card for Everything?

Is It Smart to Use My Credit Card for Everything?

There are a few reasons why you might want to consider using your credit card for all (or almost all) of the purchases you make. Maybe you’re on a tight budget and want to use your plastic to buy some time in between paychecks. Or maybe you’ve got a rewards credit card in your wallet, just ready... Read More

What’s the Difference Between AmEx’s Green, Gold & Platinum Cards?

What’s the Difference Between AmEx’s Green, Gold & Platinum Cards?

What’s the Difference Between AmEx’s Green, Gold & Platinum Cards?

When many people imagine a credit card, they probably think of one of the traditional charge cards from American Express that have been around for decades, including the Green, Gold and Platinum cards. American Express has added more credit cards to its product line over the years, but it still continues to update its traditional products... Read More

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing credit card debt. Here’s what you should know. How it Works After scanning pictures of all your plastic, Tally performs a credit check. If you’re approved, the service helps you pay off your high-interest cards using a new line of credit with a lower rate. Simply pay... Read More

Credit Card Debt in America Is Almost Back Up to $1 Trillion

Credit Card Debt in America Is Almost Back Up to $1 Trillion

Credit Card Debt in America Is Almost Back Up to $1 Trillion

Americans are racking up credit card debt like it’s 2008. That’s according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports U.S. credit card balances are on pace to reach $1 trillion this year, as consumers grow more comfortable with carrying debt and banks continue to push their plastic. The sum is just shy of the all-time peak of $1.02... Read More

4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

The credit card industry is extremely competitive and card issuers are continuously introducing new products in order to win more customers. But, as these new cards are introduced, some credit cardholders may simply continue to use old accounts, which often come to have outdated or inferior terms. While these old accounts may no longer be offered... Read More

Help! My Credit Card Company Closed My Account

Help! My Credit Card Company Closed My Account

Help! My Credit Card Company Closed My Account

There’s little more embarrassing than having your credit card rejected when you’re trying to pay for something, even if it’s just a misunderstanding and a quick phone call to your bank fixes it. But imagine finding out instead that your issuer closed your account and you don’t have access to your credit limit any longer. Now... Read More

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

Airport security lines have been, well, out of control lately. Last week, a video of an extremely long Transportation Security Administration line at Chicago’s Midway Airport went viral. A few days later, about 450 American Airlines passengers missed their flights out of O’Hare International Airport, also in Chicago, thanks to “longer than ever” lines. And it’s not just... Read More

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Attention, Chase customers: The bank is making some changes to its overdraft protection policy. Starting August 20, customers will no longer be able to cover overdrafts with a linked Chase credit card should they (accidentally) spend more than what’s in their checking account. Only savings accounts will be used as designated back-up funds. Previously, customers could link either type... Read More

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