How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

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How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

This is an exciting time of year for sports fans. Football season has just begun, hockey season is around the corner and the baseball playoffs begin next month. At the same time, busy sports fans have scheduling conflicts, and there will always be frugal fans on the sidelines hoping to get a good deal on… Read More

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

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4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

Rewards travel enthusiasts love to use credit cards to earn points and miles that they redeem for award travel. Others appreciate cash-back credit cards that amount to a discount on their purchases. But not everyone is happy with their rewards credit cards. Cardholders can lose their hard-earned rewards in a variety of ways, or they might… Read More

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

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Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

When you hand your credit card to a cashier, you expect it to work. It’s a reasonable assumption, but plenty of consumers have had the experience of swiping a card multiple times to no avail. For some reason, the reader won’t recognize your card — it might happen once in a while, repeatedly at the same… Read More

Are Credit Cards Really Safer Than Debit Cards?

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Are Credit Cards Really Safer Than Debit Cards?

Are Credit Cards Really Safer Than Debit Cards?

Credit or debit — it’s a choice some consumers make without thinking, while others find the decision a bit more perplexing. There are a lot of things to consider when deciding which form of payment is best for you, but the recent spike in payment-system breaches brings one issue to the forefront: security. Unauthorized transactions… Read More

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

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6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

We all know the dumb ways to use a credit card, such as getting into debt and racking up fees by missing payments. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of smart ways to use a credit card. Used wisely, credit cards can be a secure and convenient method of payment that offers valuable rewards. Here are six of… Read More

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

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3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

One reason many people dislike credit cards is that often, they impose harsh interest rates and fees when cardholders carry debt or miss payments. For example, most cards charge a late payment fee equal to the minimum payment or $25, whichever is less, and up to $35 for subsequent late payments. In addition, cardholders who pay… Read More

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

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The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

What’s the best money you’ve ever spent? Research shows that for most of us, money spent on experiences generates the most happiness. But is that worth borrowing money? In some cases, the answer may be yes. We asked people what was the best thing they had ever bought with credit, and got an array of… Read More

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

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Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

Some credit card issuers are misleading consumers about the real cost of balance transfers and low-interest promotions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday. The agency did not name any culprits, but issued a general bulletin alerting banks that they risk inviting an enforcement action if the deceptive marketing continues. In its bulletin, the bureau… Read More

Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

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Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

Could Apple Kill the Credit Card?

Apple’s next iPhone will have mobile payment functionality, as a result of partnerships with Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Bloomberg reported Monday. The information comes from someone “familiar with the situation” and indicates the mobile payment function will be announced alongside the new hardware at an Apple event next week. Assuming the information is correct,… Read More

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