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5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

Do you need to build your credit? Perhaps you are a young adult who has never had a credit card, or maybe you are a new arrival to the U.S. without a credit history here. Others may need to build credit after having gone decades without applying for any type of loan. Thankfully, the right credit… Read More

Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

A bank in the Middle East released a scented credit card in January, targeting women with this financial product that doubles as a medium for self-expression. Al Hilal, the bank, says it’s the first scented credit card in the United Arab Emirates. It may be new to the UAE, but scented credit cards were introduced… Read More

The Online Shopping Glitch That Cost Me $1,000

The Online Shopping Glitch That Cost Me $1,000

The Online Shopping Glitch That Cost Me $1,000

A reader, Bruno, reached out to tell us about a situation in which a balky ticket-buying experience left him believing that his purchase hadn’t gone through, and so he bought more tickets — and now he has too many. Here’s what he told us: I recently purchased two sets of concert tickets accidentally, for $1,000… Read More

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

When you’re planning a trip to another country, talking with someone who has recently visited your destination can be one of the best ways to gather intel on what to bring — and what to leave at home. It only stands to reason that when it comes to paying for purchases overseas, it helps to talk… Read More

Costco’s New Visa Credit Card: Here’s What We Know

Costco’s New Visa Credit Card: Here’s What We Know

Costco’s New Visa Credit Card: Here’s What We Know

Costco on Monday announced agreements with Citi and Visa to replace American Express as the exclusive co-branded credit card issuer and credit card network in its U.S. warehouse stores. The 16-year-old relationship between Costco and American Express expires March 31, 2016, so shoppers won’t begin to experience the effect of this change until next year. At… Read More

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Twenty years ago when Michael Riley first released his Credit Card Math tutorial, most people had no clue how interest on credit cards work. In fact, his revelations about how credit card interest and payment methods worked were considered so shocking that they ended up being featured in a national news program’s investigative report. Fast… Read More

Can My Credit Card Company Raise My Interest Rate?

Can My Credit Card Company Raise My Interest Rate?

Can My Credit Card Company Raise My Interest Rate?

The recent announcement from American Express that it will raise interest rates for more than 1 million cardholders has a lot of people asking questions, like how this change will affect them or whether or not this could be the start of an industry-wide trend. It’s been a while since credit card issuers were in… Read More

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