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Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally

The right credit card strategy can earn you hundreds in cash back rewards while shopping for gifts this holiday season.

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Take Our Credit Card Rewards Quiz

What’s the difference between points, miles, and cash back? Take our credit card rewards quiz and see which type of program suits you best.

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Other Big Data Hacks That Nobody’s Talking About

There’s no denying the fact that data breaches are only becoming more and more common. Target, Anthem, Sony PlayStation, and most recently Equifax have all

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Best Prepaid Debit Cards of 2017

While prepaid cards were once a last resort for those who couldn’t qualify for a traditional bank account, new features have moved some of the best

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Best Low-Interest Credit Cards of 2017

If you’re struggling with some credit card debt or need to make a large purchase, a low-interest credit card with 0% APR for up to

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Money Mindsets to Help You Get Out of Debt

The formula for getting out of debt isn’t rocket science, right? Cut your discretionary spending, throw your newfound cash toward your debts, and slowly whittle your

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The Best Payday Loan Alternatives of 2017

It doesn’t matter your financial situation: There’s almost always a better alternative to taking out a payday loan. So, if you’re facing an emergency and

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An In-Depth Guide to Financial Emergency Preparedness

Organize and manage your finances before and after a natural disaster. You can never be 100% sure of just when a natural disaster will strike,

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The Dangers of Being Over-Leveraged

It’s not always easy to manage your money — you know this. When life becomes complicated with issues such as job loss, illness, a reduction in

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4 Free Credit Card Perks You May Not Realize You Have

These cards go beyond points and miles, offering you cool freebies. Credit cards are a great way to build credit and establish your financial independence.

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Your Credit Information and the End of Privacy as We Know It

The recent Equifax data breach has many people talking about privacy and what you can do to protect your personal information. While it’s true that

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Take Control of Your Cards With The TSD Credit Card Tracker

Credit cards are powerful tools that can help you build, improve, and even restore your credit score (which is increasingly important in today’s economy). The

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5 Tips for Applying for Credit Cards in a Post-Equifax Breach World

It’s been almost two months since Equifax announced a data breach of personal information. Since then: Millions of us have taken steps to protect our

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Earn Cash Back with the Top Holiday Toys of 2017

If you’re the type who likes to plan ahead, chances are you’re already trying to strategize how to get the best Holiday gifts at the

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The Double-Edged Sword of Financial Friction

The other day, I was at a home brew supply store. I had stopped in to simply buy some bottle caps with which to cap

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Here’s How Credit Scoring Actually Works

Love them or hate them, good or bad, your credit scores are going to wield considerable influence over you for the rest of your life.

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Is a Disney Credit Card Right for You?

An in-depth look at the Disney credit cards and their rewards programs. Disney has two credit cards offering big savings to Disney park goers and

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3 Cash Back Credit Cards That Earn You 5% This Quarter

We’re three-fourths of the way through 2017, which means it’s time to update your quarterly bonus categories for your cash back credit cards. The ,