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Cash in Your Travel Rewards to Experience the French-Inspired Jordan Winery in California

Cash in Your Travel Rewards for a Stay at California’s Jordan Winery

In a Nutshell: Every year, millions of travelers plan vacations around their favorite food and beverage destinations. Wineries and breweries have become popular attractions over recent... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/27/2018
Experian Studies Show How Alternate Data Sources Could Provide Consumers with Better Access to Affordable Credit

Experian Studies Show Alternate Data Helps the Lending Industry

In a Nutshell: Credit scoring agencies have used the same data to determine credit scores for years, which renders a lot of important payment information — think rent, mobile phone, and... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/26/2018
How to Mix Modern Luxury and History During Your Chicago Stay

How to Mix Modern Luxury and History During Your Chicago Stay

In a Nutshell: People travel for different reasons. Whether you’re on the move for business or pleasure, Chicago offers a little something for visitors with any type of to-do list. Nestled... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/26/2018
Radius Bank: A Virtual Bank with Very Real Savings Opportunities

Radius Bank: A Virtual Bank with Very Real Savings Opportunities

In a Nutshell: Everyone likes earning rewards. That’s obvious from the number of rewards credit cards available on the market today. But, while those cards continue to be popular — and... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/25/2018
Things to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor — A Conversation with Financial Planning Expert  Michael Kitces

Q&A with Michael Kitces, Financial Planning Expert

Michael Kitces was named Investopedia’s No. 2 financial adviser in its most recent ranking, placing him among the best and brightest in the financial advising industry. Over the course of... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/25/2018
Donating Credit Card Rewards to Worldreader Helps Provide E-Readers and Reading Materials to Schools in Need Around the Globe

Donate Your Credit Card Rewards to Worldreader to Help Schools in Need

In a Nutshell: Reading is a luxury that many people take for granted. Books, whether printed or electronic, are readily available to most Americans through libraries, schools, and retail... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/21/2018
Mobile-Only Starling Bank Looks to Rival Legacy-Based UK Banks

Mobile-Only Starling Bank Looks to Rival Legacy-Based UK Banks

In a Nutshell: Traditional banks use legacy systems to provide an operational foundation with proven success. But these costly systems lack the agility needed to adjust to a changing... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/21/2018
Redstone Federal Credit Union Uses the Knowledge Gained from 65 Years of Community Involvement to Create Credit and Loan Products Its Members Want

Redstone FCU’s Community Involvement Inspires Its Products

In a Nutshell: Consumers want choices when they shop for a product or service. When it comes to credit cards, people want to choose their own rewards and how they’re redeemed. For residents... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 6/20/2018
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