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Rewards Credit Card

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 [...]

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2014 may be the year for reward credit card regulations

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: January 31, 2014

Having tackled mortgage servicers, medical credit cards and student loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be turning its attention to a new target: reward credit cards. Although the bureau hasn't officially opened an investigation, its director told news outlet Bloomberg it may be high time to consider how reward credit cards do business. Richard Cordray, [...]

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The many ways to receive rewards with your credit card

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: August 13, 2013

We Americans love to be rewarded, don't we? A quick look at my keychain reveals Meijer Rewards, Walgreens Balance Rewards and Speedy Rewards, just to name a few. With so many rewards programs floating around, it can be difficult to keep them all neat and organized, let alone remember to have the barista swipe your [...]

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What's the point of having a credit card anyway?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: July 26, 2013

While cruising around the blogosphere recently, I came across a reader question about credit card usage. The person posting the question asked if you are suppose to pay off your balance every month, why bother even putting purchases on a credit card. Why not use the cash in your bank account instead? In other words, [...]

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Get your credit card ready: Wedding season is here

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: June 21, 2013

If you have been invited to a wedding this summer, you may want to get ready to break out your bank card. American Express says wedding guests will shell out an average of $539 to attend this year's soirees. That's $200 more than last year, and surprising, about the same amount those participating in the [...]

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How to select the best rewards credit card

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 29, 2013

With so many great rewards credit cards available, why are you still using a basic card with no benefits? It's time to find a card that pays you for your business. But choosing the right one can be an overwhelming process if you are new to the world of rewards cards. You have your choice of [...]

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Spend a little, save a little in 2013

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: January 25, 2013

I can't help but feel slightly giddy at the start of each year. Flipping the calendar from December to January seems to wash away all the mistakes of the past and offers a clean slate from which to start the next 12 months. Our family was able to achieve some significant financial goals last year - [...]

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Some credit cards really are gold cards

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 21, 2012

Lots of credit cards call themselves gold and platinum cards, but every once in awhile, the real thing comes along. A bank in the country of Kazakhstan recently announced their intentions of issuing an exclusive bank card that is, they claim, the world's first credit card made entirely of gold, diamonds and pearls. The fee to be [...]

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