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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
Cash Back Credit Cards

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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$300 Gift Card Bonus from the Citi Forward Card

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Citi Forward Card.

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Citi Diamond Preferred Card Review

by Luke Landes

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card $200 Credit and 18 Month Balance Transfer Offer has expired. Read our review of the Citi Diamond Preferred Card.

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Slate from Chase Review

by Luke Landes

Earlier this year, Discover launched a no balance transfer fee credit card offer that was available for a full three months, an unexpected offer given the trend towards increased balance transfer fees following the recession. Credit cards with these attractive balance transfer offers are generally the least profitable for card issuers, and it had been ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi ThankYou Premier Card $500 Gift Card Bonus

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card.

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Under-reporting Personal Household Debt

by Luke Landes

If you want to know how much credit card debt Americans have, don’t ask the borrowers. For years, economists have sought debt data from both borrowers and lenders for credit card debt and four other debt categories. Borrowers report their debt balances by responding to household surveys, like the Survey of Consumer Finances. Lenders report ... Continue reading this article…

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CitiBusiness World Card Offering $100 Bonus

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our Citi Card reviews.

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card Offers Round Trip Flights

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of Chase cards.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

by Luke Landes

Using a hotel rewards credit card can do more than just provide a way to pay for your travel expenditures. If used properly, it can also save you hundreds to thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime by offering stays at hotels and by providing discounts on future travel purchases. The Marriott Rewards® ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi ThankYou Preferred Card $500 Limited Time Bonus

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card $250 in gift cards.

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Discover Credit Cards Review

by Luke Landes

Sears introduced the Discover Card in 1985 and later sold off the business to the independent company Discover Financial Services. Over the last few years, Discover has made excellent strides in strengthening their brand by expanding where its cards are accepted. The company’s credit cards are now accepted almost everywhere Visa, MasterCard and American Express ... Continue reading this article…

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United MileagePlus Explorer Card 60,000 Mile Limited Time Bonus

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of other travel card offers.

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PEX Visa Prepaid Card for Business Review

by Luke Landes

I’ve written quite a bit about credit and debit cards over the last few years, with reviews many of the popular credit card offers available to consumers and small businesses. Most of these offers require a good, very good, or excellent credit history. With this requirement, consumers trying to build their credit from zero or ... Continue reading this article…

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Surprise: Citi Dividend American Express Card

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of other Citi cards.

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Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card Review

by Luke Landes

Credit card companies tend to have some of the most pervasive marketing messages. Through frequent commercials, credit cards get their branding goals across with immediately-identifiable taglines. Discover has “it pays to Discover.” Citibank has been using “Citi never sleeps” recently. One of the most effective marketing hooks comes from Capital One, with the indelible “what’s ... Continue reading this article…

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Schwab Invest First 2% Cash Back Card Officially Dead

by Luke Landes

Now that the Schwab Invest First 2 percent Cash Back credit card is officially closed, consider one of the alternatives below. Owners of the very popular Schwab Invest First Visa credit card, which offered 2 percent cash back on purchases deposited directly into a Schwab account, have started receiving word that their favorite card will be converted ... Continue reading this article…

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BankAmericard Cash Rewards Review

by Luke Landes

You may have seen a lot of commercials for a credit card offered by Bank of America called the BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Credit Card. Although this card offers a solid rewards program with a good interest rate and no annual fee, it’s nothing new and it’s certainly not improved. In fact, there are other credit ... Continue reading this article…

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