4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

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4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

Just as in the fashion world, there are trends in credit cards that come and go. A few years ago, there were several credit cards that offered outrageously large sign-up bonuses, and these days there are plenty of cards that offer bonus categories that change throughout the year.  But some credit card users might not... Read More

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

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The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

There’s a lot to consider when applying for a credit card, especially if you’ve never had one. “New cardholders should focus on building a good credit history with their first card while avoiding taking on more credit than they can afford to repay,” Bruce McClary, the vice president of communications for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling,... Read More

Should I Keep Saving for a Home or Buy Now?

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Should I Keep Saving for a Home or Buy Now?

Should I Keep Saving for a Home or Buy Now?

Saving up to buy a home is no easy feat. One of the key components of being able to successfully buy a home is having enough cash for a down payment plus closing costs. Generally, you’ll need at least $20,000 to buy a home. The old 20% down rule does mean a low payment, but... Read More

Young Adults Are Skipping Starter Homes, Survey Says

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Young Adults Are Skipping Starter Homes, Survey Says

Young Adults Are Skipping Starter Homes, Survey Says

Young would-be home buyers are still sitting on the sidelines of America’s housing market, with first-time homebuyers representing a decades-low share. Student loans, high prices and low credit scores have all been blamed for this, but Bank of America recently proposed a different explanation. Perhaps they’re just being patient. Young adults don’t want starter homes, the... Read More

There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

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There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

The first U.S. credit card for use in Cuba could potentially make travel to the country easier for Americans. As CNBC reports, Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank in Florida has created a MasterCard, available today, that “will let U.S. travelers charge purchases at state-run businesses and a handful of private ones, mostly high-end private restaurants equipped with... Read More

4 Reasons Your Credit Score Isn’t Improving

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4 Reasons Your Credit Score Isn’t Improving

4 Reasons Your Credit Score Isn’t Improving

We hear it from readers constantly: I’m paying all my bills on time, so why isn’t my credit score going up? This feeling that you’re doing everything right and not getting rewarded for it is one of the most frustrating things about credit scores. And the simplest answer to that question is almost as frustrating:... Read More

Capital One Is Giving Free Uber Rides to Select Cardholders

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Capital One Is Giving Free Uber Rides to Select Cardholders

Capital One Is Giving Free Uber Rides to Select Cardholders

For decades, Americans have earned travel rewards from airlines, hotels and even rental car companies through credit card partnerships and loyalty programs. Now ride-sharers are reaping the perks, too. Capital One and Uber announced today that they are offering Capital One Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne cardholders the opportunity to earn free rides up to $15 through March... Read More

How to Use Your Wanderlust to Build Credit

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How to Use Your Wanderlust to Build Credit

How to Use Your Wanderlust to Build Credit

Love to travel? Good news: There are ways to put that wanderlust to use with a travel rewards credit card. Though travel rewards cards aren’t the easiest to get approved for as they require an excellent or good credit score, those who are able to snag one can use it to build better credit. (Just remember, before you apply it’s... Read More

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