New American Express Cards Offer Bonuses for Frequent Users

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New American Express Cards Offer Bonuses for Frequent Users

New American Express Cards Offer Bonuses for Frequent Users

American Express is launching two new credit cards targeted at those who want to make money off of their day-to-day spending, and frequent users can even earn bonus points. The new American Express EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred credit cards, which will be available April 2, offer customers Membership Rewards points, along with a points bonus… Read More

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

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AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

American Express’s Membership Rewards program has been renowned for offering one of the most flexible rewards programs. Cardmembers can redeem their points for travel reservations, airline miles, or statement credits. And today, American Express has just added the option of mobile gift cards that can be redeemed for in-store purchases at select retailers. How Mobile… Read More

AmEx to Refund $85 Million to Customers

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AmEx to Refund $85 Million to Customers

AmEx to Refund $85 Million to Customers

American Express agreed to pay $85 million to 250,000 customers, plus another $27.5 million in fines, to settle accusations that its subsidiaries repeatedly violated consumer protection laws. The settlement, announced Monday, ends illegal practices including deceptive advertising and age discrimination that lasted for nearly a decade. The “laws were violated at all stages of the… Read More

Review: The American Express Prepaid Card

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Review: The American Express Prepaid Card

Review: The American Express Prepaid Card

The American Express Prepaid Card card launched last summer to much fanfare. And on the surface it looks pretty good, especially for young professionals without access to traditional credit. But you know how I love to dig deep below the surface, so let’s take a close look at this prepaid card and see what’s there…. Read More

Credit Cards that Help You Build a Nest Egg

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Credit Cards that Help You Build a Nest Egg

Credit Cards that Help You Build a Nest Egg

It’s June and that means a lot of weddings are taking place. If you’re a newlywed, it might not sound very romantic to discuss finances so soon after a dreamy ceremony. But getting old and then facing a lousy retirement together doesn’t sound romantic either, does it? It’s so much better to grow old together when you can afford… Read More

Are Prepaid Cards Worth It?

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Are Prepaid Cards Worth It?

Are Prepaid Cards Worth It?

I’ve never been a big fan of prepaid cards, as many charge exorbitant fees from monthly maintenance to reloading fees. But with such rapid growth in the industry, this category of plastic is becoming a fierce contender to credit and debit cards, and I can’t help but take notice. Americans spent $140 billion using prepaid… Read More

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

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AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

Looking for a way to put the cache of an American Express card into your wallet without jumping through the hoops of actually becoming a member? Or maybe you just need a prepaid debit card that doesn’t charge outrageous fees? American Express released a new card this week that lets you do both. In an… Read More

American Express Taking Daily Deals Upscale

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American Express Taking Daily Deals Upscale

American Express Taking Daily Deals Upscale

For many Americans, daily deal websites are inclusive affairs, with sites like Groupon and Living Social boasting 30 to 50% savings on everyday items from clothes to cupcakes. Now American Express is taking the daily deal concept uptown. The company announced this week that it will team up with French deal website vente-privee.com to offer… Read More

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