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Credit Card Users Suffer Fatigue From the Rewards Game

A recent poll bears out something I already believed to be true and am happy to see: Consumers are finally losing their enthusiasm for airline and other affinity credit cards. Bankrate (RATE), an aggregator of financial rate information, reports that its Money Pulse survey found that cardholders “express...
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9 Times It’s Smart to Be in Debt

It’s never advisable to rush out and take on debt, but there are times when it actually makes sense not to pay off debt. Debt, it turns out, can be a kind of friend, even if it’s just that flaky friend who can’t really be trusted. You see,...
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Rental Car Insurance From Your Credit Card

Q. I’m going to rent a car when traveling for Thanksgiving. I understand that my credit card will provide rental car insurance. How does this coverage work? –E.S., Hanover, Pennsylvania. A. Your own auto insurance policy most likely covers rental car damage and liability, up to the same...
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7 Best Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

From presents for the kids to special food for family get-togethers, holiday traditions have the potential to put a significant dent in your wallet. However, you can take the sting out of that spending by earning rewards for every purchase. Rewards credit cards come in many flavors, with...
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3 Real Life Reasons to Get a Credit Card Right Now

A recent survey indicates that just 61 percent of millennials have at least one credit card. This makes some sense given that new laws about marketing credit to people under the age of 21 have gone into effect in recent years. But now that most millennials are in...
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How to Avoid 5 Costly Credit Card Traps

When used properly, credit cards are extremely valuable personal finance tools. Credit cards can offer four big benefits: 1. Responsible usage of a credit card is the easiest way to build a good credit score. Despite widespread myths, you don’t need to go into debt to have a...
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Big Changes Coming for Your Credit Card Perks

As you pack for a trip or set foot in a mall over the holidays, take a close look at the benefits that come with your credit cards. Many issuers are shuffling the lineup of perks they offer to customers. Discover has dropped several travel-related benefits from its...
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Is the Force With the New Star Wars Credit Card?

As fans all over the world eagerly await the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” we are continuously reminded that the global Star Wars phenomenon isn’t just about movies. Sure, it all starts with the movies, which have earned billions of dollars at the box office....
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