Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Review

When compared to other rewards credit cards of its caliber, the simply cannot be beat. Not only do you get 2X points on dining and

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard Review

Tired of earning points and miles that are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to redeem? With the , you’ll earn miles that aren’t tied to any

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Credit vs. Debit: Which Card Should You Use Online?

In case you hadn’t heard, most banks and businesses began transitioning their credit cards and credit card terminals away from magnetic stripes and toward EMV technology on

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Like It or Not, a Secured Credit Card Might Be the Key to Rebuilding Your Credit

If you’re trying to improve damaged credit but getting nowhere, you may find yourself with this common conundrum: You’re ready to fix your past mistakes, but

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Best Credit Cards of 2016

Bad Poor Fair Good Excellent Credit Score: Below 599 Credit One Bank® Unsecured Visa® Credit Card First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card Credit

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How to Get 10% Cash Back on All Your Holiday Shopping

The bedlam of Black Friday is behind us, Cyber Monday is here, and the holiday shopping crunch is officially on. The average American plans to spend

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Eight Alternative Ways to Redeem Credit Card Rewards

Depending on the type of rewards credit card you sign up for, you can earn all kinds of free stuff just for being a cardholder.

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Does Carrying a Balance Help Your Credit?

If you’ve ever tried to buy a home, take out a car loan, or borrow money to start a business, you already know how important

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How Credit Card Companies Make Money

As a longtime credit card user (paying with — and paying off — cards since age 18), I’ve never really identified with the “credit cards are

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Keep an Eye Out for This New Credit Card Scam

You may have heard about the shift to EMV credit cards, the new chip-enabled technology that touts increased consumer safety by adding an extra layer

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Four Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized Credit Card User

While naming your teen as an authorized user on your credit card may sound scary, there are some distinct advantages to this arrangement. But first

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Google and The Simple Dollar Team Up on Expert Answers

I’m super excited to announce that The Simple Dollar is one of the partners Google has selected to be a trusted contributing voice on the

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$&#@! Six Tips for Booking Rewards Travel Without Cursing

Have you ever earned a bunch of frequent flier miles only to realize they are almost impossible to redeem? While earning miles with a co-branded credit

Five Reasons Everyone Should Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Year after year, the earns top billing as the best flexible travel credit card out there. Because of its many partners, its flexible rewards program,

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EMV Credit Cards Are Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

Using a credit card is one of the safest and most convenient ways to pay for products and services. Not only do most credit purchases

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Do Credit Card Customer Service Agents Know Their Stuff?

Just last month, Discover took the top spot in J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Survey, an annual study measuring customer satisfaction based on

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Debt Payoff Calculator

At The Simple Dollar, one of our missions is to help people break free from debt and get on the road to financial independence. Whether

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An Easy Way to Rack Up Delta SkyMiles for Free Flights

If you fly Delta often enough, it might make sense to get the co-branded Delta credit card — especially for your flight purchases. With the

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