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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

Cash-back credit cards are a great way to receive an effective discount on all of your purchases, but they are often not as simple as they appear. Many cash-back cards can be a challenge to use because they offer different rates of return for different types of purchases, or have limits on the amount of cash... Read More

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Getting tickets to Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour has been harder than getting to the bottom of the “Becky with the good hair” controversy. Most of the shows are sold out. Unless you want to stand alone at one of the shows that still has available tickets, you’re going to have to shell out a couple... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

You’ve put your time in at work, and now you’re ready to retire and relax. Nevertheless, you may still need the security and convenience of a credit card, as well as the rewards and benefits that you’ve grown accustomed to. Thankfully, you can still qualify for a credit card, even if you’re no longer employed... Read More

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

Credit card use in college can be both risky and full of opportunities. As young adults with limited experience managing their own personal finances, college students risk incurring debt that can take years to pay off, while potentially incurring costly late fees and penalty interest rates if they miss a payment. But credit cards also offer... Read More

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

You know how that new chip credit card your bank sent you seemingly takes forever to process while you’re paying at a register? Visa is trying to speed things up. The network announced earlier this week that it is rolling out new technology — billed as the Quick Chip —  that enables cardholders to dip and... Read More

How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

Whether you’re grabbing a morning latte or buying souvenirs on vacation, you expect your credit card to work when you hand it to the cashier. But if there’s a hold on your card, that won’t happen. Credit card companies may put a hold on your account when they see suspicious activity in order to protect their assets... Read More

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

Some people simply prefer credit cards with no annual fee. Perhaps they don’t feel the additional value they would receive justifies paying an annual fee, or perhaps they just don’t want to pay to use a credit card on principle. Whether you’re one of these people or you’re simply taking an interest in a new... Read More

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

Considering all the debt disasters young people witnessed and read about during the financial crisis, it’s unsurprising that credit cards aren’t a popular financial product among today’s 20- and 30-somethings. Several surveys of millennials have found that consumers that age are often debt-averse and favor other forms of payments over credit cards. As someone who... Read More

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