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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards, November 2014

by Luke Landes
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It’s time to plan your holiday travel. That may mean cashing in the travel rewards you’ve accumulated on credit cards — or it may mean starting to use a travel rewards credit card. Chances are you spend money on some necessities, and when you do, tailoring the rewards you receive to your travel needs could ... Continue reading this article…

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Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards, November 2014

by Luke Landes

Credit card debt is never fun, and developing a plan to get yourself out of the debt can be exhausting. Credit cards commonly charge interest rates of 20 percent or more, and if you miss a few payments the default rate can be even worse. Fortunately, if your credit is still decent, there is a way ... Continue reading this article…

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Barclaycard Ring MasterCard Sets Its Features Through Crowdsourcing

by Luke Landes
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Barclaycard, a credit card issuer that primarily furnishes branded credit cards, like the Best Western Credit Card and the Carnival Credit Card, is experimenting with a new business model with a brand new card called Barclaycard Ring. I have to wonder if the “Ring” in the name of the credit card refers to a circus, ... Continue reading this article…

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JetBlue Card From American Express Review

by Joe Taylor Jr.

EDITORS NOTE: THIS OFFER IS EXPIRED. The JetBlue Card from American Express is offering 10,000 points toward award travel after your first purchase. Each eligible purchase on the card earns one TrueBlue point per dollar, and some purchases can earn up to eight points per dollar. Is the $40 annual fee worth these and the ... Continue reading this article…

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Three Credit Card Benefits You’re Paying For

by Luke Landes
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I wrote about three credit card benefits you’re paying for but not using for GoBankingRates and BusinessInsider. Whether you pay interest on your carried credit card balances or whether you’re just subject to the natural increased cost of products due to retailers’ card processing fees, you’re paying for the cost of benefits that card issuers ... Continue reading this article…

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The Best Small Business Credit Cards, November 2014

by Luke Landes

Small businesses often require a substantial line of credit early on to survive the start-up stage. In a perfect world, everyone would have the cash to fund their start-up but it’s not always that easy. These days, finding a bank that can lend to small businesses is extremely difficult, so one of the alternatives is ... Continue reading this article…

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Simmons Bank Visa Platinum Card Review

by Joe Taylor Jr.

Although balance transfer offers have bounced back onto the market in recent months, consolidation among major lenders means you’ve got fewer banks willing to lure your business with low teaser rates. Credit card issuers reserve their very best deals for first-time customers. If you earned a high credit score by proving you’re capable of paying ... Continue reading this article…

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Slate from Chase Card Review

by Luke Landes

Not every credit card on the market today is out to provide consumers with great rewards, because not every card customer can make the most of those rewards. Credit cards are just tools, and depending on who is wielding them, they could have a positive or a negative effect on that person’s finances. Some people ... Continue reading this article…

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Cash Back Rewards Stolen

by Luke Landes
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Using cash back credit cards is rewarding in two specific ways. First, you’re earning money when you spend. That’s the obvious part. But when you know that you’re getting a rebate when you use your credit card, you also feel better about spending than you would otherwise. Feeling good can be dangerous, as you might ... Continue reading this article…

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Suze Orman’s New Prepaid Debit Card: The Approved Card

by Luke Landes
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As Ron Lieber reported in the New York Times, personal finance guru Suze Orman is launching her own debit card brand, the Approved Card, following in the footsteps of music mogul Russell Simmons and his Rush Cards. Suze Orman’s debit card will be a prepaid debit card, ensuring customers using the card can spend generally ... Continue reading this article…

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How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Scores

by Gerri Detweiler
Student loan debt

This is an article by Gerri Detweiler. For the past twenty years, Gerri has been an advocate helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions. Just as student loans can be “good debt” or “bad debt” depending on how they are used, they can be good or bad for your credit scores, depending on ... Continue reading this article…

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Discover More Card No Balance Transfer Fee Offer, 0% APR

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Best 0 percent APR on Balance Transfers Credit Cards.

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The Best Credit Cards 2012

by Luke Landes

See our list of The Best Credit Cards of 2013

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Discover More Card $150 Limited Time Cash Back Bonus

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Discover More Card.

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Chase Freedom Review and Comparison

by Luke Landes

From a branding perspective, each credit card issuer looks to group similar offers with a catchy name, helping consumers to immediately identify a type of credit card with the associated benefits. Chase offers quite a few slightly different cards under the Chase Freedom banner, and while the core features are the same, the offers differ ... Continue reading this article…

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The CFPB’s New Credit Card Agreements

by Luke Landes

Although Congress is dragging its feet in confirming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s potential director, the bureau has been busy developing new tools to help consumers understand agreements that are potentially damaging to a family’s finances. Last year, issuers debuted new credit card statements designed to frighten borrowers into paying off debt faster. The new ... Continue reading this article…

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CoreLogic Credit Report and Score: Always Watching You

by Luke Landes

CoreLogic, a company that already works with lenders to consolidate credit reports from the three reporting bureaus, is developing a new credit report and score. The company believes its information, culled from public sources and proprietary databases, could give lenders, employers, and any other company that wants to evaluate an individual’s risk, a more accurate ... Continue reading this article…

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Balance Transfer Day: December 11, 2011

by Luke Landes

Just last month, Bank Transfer Day encouraged disgruntled consumers across the country to move money out of their bank accounts and deposit the funds in credit unions and smaller, community banks. Partly as a result of this successful campaign, hundreds of thousands of American large-bank customers opened credit union accounts since the day the campaign ... Continue reading this article…

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10 Cash Back Credit Card Traps

by Luke Landes
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For my own finances, I’ve been a fan of credit cards with cash back programs. Some financial experts advise avoiding best credit card deals completely, even those cards that offer rewards like cash back or offer on best gas credit cards and small business credit cards. I’ve never been a fan of this approach — ... Continue reading this article…

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TrueEarnings Business Card from Costco and American Express Review

by Luke Landes

American Express has always been great in varying their credit card offers to business owners. Whether a business owner’s priority is travel accommodations, spending power or saving money, there’s a credit or charge card designed to help out. The TrueEarnings Business Card from Costco and American Express fits into the saving money category, as it’s ... Continue reading this article…

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