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5 Secret Tips to a Frugal Memorial Day Vacation

5 Secret Tips to a Frugal Memorial Day Vacation

The kick-off to summer is quickly approaching, and families across America have likely begun planning vacations near and far. According to a 2013 American Express Survey, the average cost of... read more »
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5 Amateur Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

5 Amateur Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Congratulations! You’ve been approved for your first credit card, which is winding its ways to you through the U.S. Mail at this very moment. Oh, the fun you’ll have! That is, if... read more »
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4 Calculators That’ll Streamline Your Personal Finances

If math isn’t your strongest area of expertise, you’re in luck if you have a smartphone or Internet access. Online calculators that can do everything from helping calculate how much lower a... read more »
By: Aaron Crowe, 4/8/2015
Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You... read more »
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How Do I Know a Good Credit Card When I See One?

How Do I Know a Good Credit Card When I See One?

When it comes to credit cards, the word “good” is somewhat subjective. What’s good to one cardholder may not matter so much to another. Different credit cards offer... read more »
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How to Avoid the 6 Most Annoying Credit Card Fees

How to Avoid the 6 Most Annoying Credit Card Fees

Ah, the dream of completely fee-free, 0% credit card! Unfortunately, when you wake up, you realize you’re paying all sorts of fees on that old card you still use. You finally resolve... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 3/11/2015
10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

International travel can offer the experiences of a lifetime. The trick is to develop a strategy to avoid the expenses that’ll last a lifetime. How can you experience life abroad... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 3/4/2015
How to Properly Dispose of a Credit Card

How to Properly Dispose of a Credit Card

Sometimes, it’s time to say goodbye to your old trusty credit card. One reason might be that you’ve closed the account, maybe after transferring the balance to another credit... read more »
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