What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

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What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

If you look at the back of your credit card, you’ll see the small print that tells you your credit card isn’t valid unless it’s signed. And that isn’t just a recommendation — card issuers want you to sign it for your protection. “We think it’s a good practice for customers to sign the back... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

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5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

You’ve put your time in at work, and now you’re ready to retire and relax. Nevertheless, you may still need the security and convenience of a credit card, as well as the rewards and benefits that you’ve grown accustomed to. Thankfully, you can still qualify for a credit card, even if you’re no longer employed... Read More

7 Money Lessons I Learned From ‘Friends’

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7 Money Lessons I Learned From ‘Friends’

7 Money Lessons I Learned From ‘Friends’

Even after all these years, “Friends” is still my favorite show. I watched the series when it originally aired and have binged the stories of my favorite six New Yorkers several times since — laughing with them, dreading turning 30 with them and even learning from them. I’ve looked to the group for dating advice... Read More

How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

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How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

How to Keep Your Credit Card From Becoming Totally Useless

Whether you’re grabbing a morning latte or buying souvenirs on vacation, you expect your credit card to work when you hand it to the cashier. But if there’s a hold on your card, that won’t happen. Credit card companies may put a hold on your account when they see suspicious activity in order to protect their assets... Read More

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

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7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

Some people simply prefer credit cards with no annual fee. Perhaps they don’t feel the additional value they would receive justifies paying an annual fee, or perhaps they just don’t want to pay to use a credit card on principle. Whether you’re one of these people or you’re simply taking an interest in a new... Read More

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

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I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

Considering all the debt disasters young people witnessed and read about during the financial crisis, it’s unsurprising that credit cards aren’t a popular financial product among today’s 20- and 30-somethings. Several surveys of millennials have found that consumers that age are often debt-averse and favor other forms of payments over credit cards. As someone who... Read More

5 Weird Ways You Can Tank Your Credit

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5 Weird Ways You Can Tank Your Credit

5 Weird Ways You Can Tank Your Credit

By now, there’s a good chance you know the big line items that can tank your credit score — bankruptcy, foreclosure, tax liens. But there are also some off-the-beaten-path ways you can damage your credit. The exact effects will vary, depending on your full credit profile. (You can see where you stand by viewing your free... Read More

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