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Earn more cash-back rewards with spring bonus spending categories

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: April 18, 2014

Spring is on the way. After a long, cooped-up winter it is time to get out. There are home improvement projects to tackle, graduation gifts to buy, weddings to plan, a garden to plant, a lawn to mow. Getting some extra rewards on your cash-back credit card purchases now will help make your upcoming summer even more [...]

Bank-issued rewards credit cards face off against co-branded cards

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: April 11, 2014

The Mercator Advisory Group recently issued an interesting report that took a look at the use of rewards credit cards in America. According to the research firm, co-branded rewards credit cards -- such as airline credit cards or gas cards -- tend to be preferred by consumers. What's more, the group discovered rewards cards in general [...]

Credit-card thief dresses up as victim to steal even more

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: April 4, 2014

Once again, it's time to take a look at the latest in unusual credit card crimes. New level of identity theft Usually when a crook steals your identity, they're taking your credit card or maybe your Social Security number. They usually don't try and look like you, too. A credit card crook in Weldon Spring, Mo., recently stole [...]

Here's one more reason to get your credit card from a bank

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 28, 2014

Do credit card security breaches, such as those that occurred at Target and Neiman Marcus last year, have you concerned about the safety of your accounts? If so, you might want to take a look in your wallet and consider whether it is time to switch your go-to card. A recent report from Javelin Strategy & [...]

Are masked credit cards the future of fraud protection?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 21, 2014

Anyone who has found a great deal on an unknown website has probably felt the same bit of angst. Do you make the purchase and hope the site's secure? Or pass up an amazing buy out of concern your credit card information may become vulnerable? A Boston startup thinks it has an answer that lets you [...]