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New Capital One Cash Credit Card Replaces Popular Card

New Capital One Cash Credit Card Replaces Popular Card

New Capital One Cash Credit Card Replaces Popular Card

The Capital One Cash card launched a few weeks ago. I did a review of the card and there’s a lot to like about it. You get 1 percent rewards on everything, plus an annual 50 percent bonus on the rewards you earned during the year. The Capital One Cash credit card replaces the Capital… Read More

Consumers Borrowed More in July, Just Not With Credit Cards

Consumers Borrowed More in July, Just Not With Credit Cards

Consumers Borrowed More in July, Just Not With Credit Cards

American consumers borrowed a lot more money in July, even as they took big steps toward paying off their credit cards, according to a recent report by the Federal Reserve. Total consumer debt increased by almost $12 billion during the month, but credit card balances dropped by $3 billion. The big reason for this apparent… Read More

Confessions of a Former Credit Card-a-holic

Confessions of a Former Credit Card-a-holic

Confessions of a Former Credit Card-a-holic

When my 20-year-old daughter, Ashley, asked me to watch Confessions of a Shopaholic with her, I told her to pick the time and I’d be there. I hadn’t read the book, but the movie sounded like an amusing way for us to spend some time together. If you haven’t seen it, the movie’s heroine, Becky… Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

Just when it looked like we might be getting a break on gas prices, they start creeping up again. Here’s the latest on credit cards that will help you save money at the gas pump. And remember, no carrying a balance on these cards. If you do, say goodbye to the rewards. #1: Blue Cash… Read More

Credit Card Q&A: How Do Spending Tiers and Spending Caps Work on Rewards Cards?

Credit Card Q&A: How Do Spending Tiers and Spending Caps Work on Rewards Cards?

Credit Card Q&A: How Do Spending Tiers and Spending Caps Work on Rewards Cards?

Credit Card Question: What does it mean when a rewards credit card has a spending tier or a spending cap? -Kelsey Answer: Hi Kelsey, rewards program details can be confusing, can’t they? I think the easiest way to explain this is with an example. Let’s take a look at The Discover More Card since it… Read More

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

It used to be a cardinal rule of credit cards that you should avoid annual fees like the plague. I’ve never been very good at following rules and this is no exception. These days, what really matters is whether or not you’ll benefit from the card. Here are two scenarios where taking on an annual… Read More

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

More than 110,000 consumers who applied for online payday loans but were tricked into paying for prepaid cards instead will be getting a check in the mail, thanks to a settlement reached by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced by the agency on August 31. While the total amount being refunded is large—$1.9 million—the checks… Read More

Discover Bids Farewell to Disposable Card Numbers

Discover Bids Farewell to Disposable Card Numbers

Discover Bids Farewell to Disposable Card Numbers

Discover announced this week that it will end its program that gives consumers a disposable credit card number for each online purchase they make, saying the security measure is no longer needed now that the card network has improved security in other ways. The company has “added security measures to protect customers from fraudulent use… Read More

Credit Cards for College Travel Expenses

Credit Cards for College Travel Expenses

Credit Cards for College Travel Expenses

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to paying for college expenses. Sure, it always involves tuition and books, but some parents have the expense of actually getting their kid to college. This can be outrageously expensive if you both have to fly. Here are some credit card suggestions to help you save money… Read More

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