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Five Things People With Good Credit Have in Common

Good credit can’t be bought or sold; it can only be cultivated over time. And with the right financial moves – and credit strategy –

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Is Financing Furniture With a Store Credit Card Ever a Good Idea?

For many Americans, summertime means big transitions: new jobs, new cities, and often even new homes. And as just about any homebuyer can attest, a

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Personal Finance 101: What Is a Debit Card?

A debit card looks like a credit card — and functions like one at the cash register — but acts as a direct link to

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Discover it® Cashback Match™ – Card Review

If you’ve been looking for a no-fee credit card with plenty of perks, look no further than the card. Not only does this card offer

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The Best Credit Cards to Score Free Hotel Stays in the U.S.

While most people think of credit card rewards as a way to pursue international travel on a budget, it’s important to note that the same

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Smart People Use This Simple Trick to Get Free Vacations

Have you ever wondered how some people can afford to travel so often, or so luxuriously? While you’re stuck at work, some people you know

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How Is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

Paying credit card interest is painful enough. Figuring out how that interest is calculated? That’s almost as bad! The entire process is rife with complexity

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Five Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Without a Credit Card

Unless you have enough cash to finance your entire life, you’ll probably need credit at some point. Whether you’ll need to take out a mortgage

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How Do Credit Cards Work?

Credit cards are complex financial tools that get a lot of praise – and a lot of flak. When used properly, they can work as

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Paper or Plastic? Two Ways to Save Money on Groceries

The average American family of four with two kids under 11 spends somewhere between $647.80 and $1,290.60 per month on food, according to the U.S.

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Pay for Your Honeymoon With Credit Card Rewards

More and more newlyweds are putting off their honeymoons. A lot of busy couples reach this decision because of scheduling conflicts, while others simply see

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5 Amazing Hotels You Can Book with Starwood Points

Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to pay for a single hotel stay in order to begin racking up hotel loyalty points.

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What Can I Do If My Credit Card Application is Denied?

If you’ve ever applied for a credit card and been denied, you’re probably wondering whether you did something wrong. Let’s face it – rejection hurts, even

Best International Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

If you plan on traveling overseas for any reason, you’ll want to make sure you have at least one international credit card that doesn’t charge

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Will Getting Multiple Credit Cards Hurt My Credit Score?

As a credit card rewards enthusiast and credit expert, I am constantly asked the same set of questions. Not only do people want to know

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Eight Hidden Benefits of Credit Cards

In 2013, Lance Cothern and his fiancé, Victoria, purchased a $250 wedding dress from a retailer based in China. Unfortunately, while the dress arrived intact,

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Best Unsecured Credit Cards for Bad or Average Credit

Getting an unsecured credit card is one of the best – and easiest – ways to begin building your credit. Unfortunately, some of the best

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Rotating Rewards: Smart Summer Buys in Discover it® Cashback Match™ and Chase Freedom Categories

When it comes to maximizing credit card rewards, many people choose to never pay an annual fee. That way, they never have to worry about

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