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Should You Have More Than One Credit Card?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - 3 Comments

Some people argue that having multiple credit cards is a sign of financial well-being. Others argue it’s a sign of poor money management. There’s no golden rule as to how much plastic you should carry, but before you apply for your second, third, or umpteenth credit card, you’ll want to read this article. There are […]

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Published on November 16th, 2016 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World MasterCard® Review

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Frequent travelers looking to cash in rewards for their travel purchases may want to check out the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. This card offers great miles, which can be easily redeemed for travel statement credits. It also has a great bonus offer going on right now, making it even more enticing for new […]

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Published on November 7th, 2016
Modified on November 9th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

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The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. It offers […]

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Published on October 31st, 2016
Modified on November 8th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards,Travel
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5 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Credit Score

Written by Aliyyah Camp - One Comment

Over the past ten years, the average credit score in America has hovered in the high 600’s. This is considered a fair credit score, but definitely not excellent. If you’re among those who have a fair credit score and are looking to improve it, you’ll have to focus on a few different financial principles. Fortunately, […]

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Published on October 28th, 2016
Modified on October 25th, 2016 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit,Credit Cards
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Top Credit Card Fees to Watch Out For (and How to Avoid Them)

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

At the end of day, banks and credit card issuers are businesses. As such, one of their primary aims is to make a profit. Part of the way these companies make money, of course, is through fees. Many people think that credit cards are bad because they get you into debt and can cost you […]

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Published on October 24th, 2016
Modified on October 26th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Why borrowing for a wedding is a bad idea

Written by Richard Barrington - 7 Comments

I enjoy weddings. I’m just not sure how much I’d pay for one. That thought was prompted by reading recently that the typical wedding in the United States costs around $30,000 these days. Now, I’m a little skeptical about that number. After all, there is whole cross-section of businesses dedicated to promoting the idea of […]

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Published on May 24th, 2016
Modified on May 18th, 2016 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Family & Life,Mortgages,Planning
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The hidden costs of bad credit

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

The worst thing about bad credit isn’t being turned down for a loan or a new credit card. After all, there are worse things than not being able to borrow. The bigger problem with bad credit is that it can cost you money in a number of ways, and that added cost makes it easy […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2015
Modified on September 25th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Frugality,Insurance,Self Employment
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6 reasons to overcome a fear of plastic

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

As I was coming of age, I became aware of too many examples of people who had gotten into trouble with credit card debt. It made me avoid getting a credit card for several years. Eventually, though, I overcame my fear of plastic, and realized it is the user and not the card that should […]

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Published on July 29th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Travel
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7 financial lessons recent college grads still need

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

Around this time of the year, new college graduates are leaving their schools with a wealth of knowledge. At the end of their four (or six, or eight…) years of college, graduates have typically tackled a wide range of academic subjects, often with an impressive degree of complexity. Unfortunately, one type of lesson many of […]

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Published on June 15th, 2015
Modified on June 4th, 2015 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Saving & Investing,Working
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Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

image: apple Which side are you on? The universe these days seems to be split into Apple lovers and Apple haters. The lovers anxiously awaited Apple’s annual model change, wondering what they were going to do to save us from that most dreaded of modern conditions: gadget deprivation. Everyone knew the iPhone 6 would come […]

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Published on October 1st, 2014
Modified on September 27th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking,Consumer,Credit Cards,Customer Service,Identity Theft
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