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My credit cards fund my luxuries

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

We bought our first house three months ago. We are very slowly furnishing our home, and our credit cards are paying for it. No, I do not mean we are putting all the expenses in our credit card. We are making our own furniture and every single tool required to make the furniture and the […]

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Published on September 23rd, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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New credit card rewards program pays your other debts

Written by ecannon - 4 Comments

This guest post by Miranda Marquit originally appeared on our partner site Quizzle.com. When many of us think of credit card rewards programs, we think of earning cash back, or building up miles that can be used for travel. But what if your credit card rewards went toward paying off some of your other debts? […]

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Published on August 23rd, 2013
Modified on August 12th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction
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The mistake that plunged my credit score 200 points

Written by ecannon - 9 Comments

This post, written by Sibylla Nash, comes from our partner site LearnVest. In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do. I had figured, there […]

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Published on August 16th, 2013
Modified on August 7th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,House & Home
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An $18.4 million credit report mistake

Written by ecannon - 2 Comments

This post, written by Alexa Pugh, comes from our partner site LearnVest. Having errors on your credit report can spell financial doom—but for Julie Miller, it was a windfall. After hounding credit bureau Equifax with 13 letters over the course of two years urging them to amend errors on her report, she finally sued and won $18.4 million in […]

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Published on August 9th, 2013
Modified on August 7th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Kids and credit cards — and chainsaws

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. I recently did an analysis for CardRatings.com of some polling data on when parents thought was the right time to let their kids use a credit card. In thinking about this, it occurred to me that it’s a bit like asking when it’s OK to let a kid use a […]

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Published on June 24th, 2013
Modified on December 10th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Education,Family & Life
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This battle of the sexes has no winner

Written by Richard Barrington - 4 Comments

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. Information services company Experian recently released a study comparing the debt status of men and women. The angle Experian highlighted for their press release was that the study demonstrated that women are better at handling their finances then men, and indeed, the numbers bear this out to some degree. But that’s not […]

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Published on June 10th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Mortgages,Polls
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Bluebird card adds enhancements

Written by ecannon - One Comment

Last fall, an odd couple – American Express and Walmart – introduced the Bluebird card, a debit card with almost no fees and with the member benefits of an American Express card. Cardholders can add money to the card via direct deposit, transfers, cash at Walmart or check. The card can be used anywhere that […]

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Published on April 2nd, 2013
Modified on March 20th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking,Credit Cards
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Amex Blue Cash Everyday and Preferred Card Signup Bonuses

Written by Nickel - One Comment

This is just a quick note to let you know that the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and Blue Cash Preferred Card® from American Express are currently offering signup bonuses. For the Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express (more details here), you can earn $100 bonus after you use your new Card to […]

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Published on January 30th, 2013
Modified on September 2nd, 2016 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Be on the Lookout for Credit Card Fees

Written by Nickel - 9 Comments

Consider yourself warned… Starting tomorrow (Sunday, January 27th) merchants are free to start applying a surcharge for credit card purchases. We’ve talked in the past about credit card surcharges, and how the major card networks didn’t allow them. Well, that all changed this past summer when Visa and MasterCard agreed to allow merchants to pass […]

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Published on January 26th, 2013
Modified on February 4th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Convert to the Discover it Card

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In case you haven’t heard, Discover is spotlighting their newest card, known as Discover it. Notably, they have re-worked the rewards structure associated with this card. While they’re still offering 5% cash back on rotating categories, subject to enrollment and quarterly maximum spend, they’ve dropped the spending tiers for non-bonus purchases, meaning that you’ll get […]

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Published on January 16th, 2013
Modified on September 2nd, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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