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What does credit card rental car insurance cover?

Most of us have been there, standing in line at the rental car counter when the agent asks whether you'd like to purchase insurance. You hesitate, wondering if saving $25 a day is worth the risk, but then you remember that your credit card covers you - or does it? It's always important to read the [...]

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Which Capital One credit card is right for you?

Capital One is one of the most widely known credit card brands with its celebrity pitch people asking "What's in Your Wallet?" It's also one of the nation's top 10 banks in terms of deposits and offers a portfolio of products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One has many credit cards that [...]

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Discover lengthens 0-interest balance transfer intro period

There’s a new, lengthier balance transfer credit card option in town and it’s one worth looking into. LogoImageListingUrl In early 2017, Discover announced it was extending the interest-free period for balance transfers from 18 months to 21 months for new CardName cardholders. That change puts the card on par with the lengthy balance transfer offers of the CardName and the CardName (Citi [...]

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Are your credit card rewards taxable?

Unless you're new to paying taxes, you probably aren't too surprised when you find out that you have to fork over 10 to 40 percent of your income at tax time - but income just means cold, hard cash, right? We're not talking about credit card rewards, are we? Well, maybe. Some of you probably aren't shocked [...]

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What does the fine print say on a credit card agreement?

Ah, the "fine print." Overly complicated and wrapped in eye-straining, microscopic font. Where else can you find phrases like "in accordance with law" and "terms shall remain in force"? Yet the fine print should never be ignored, especially in certain areas of life such as medicine, contracts and, especially, credit card agreements. "What's at stake with my [...]

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5 ways credit cards can improve your health

When not used properly, credit cards can hurt your mental - and, of course, your financial - well-being. But, when used correctly and smartly, your overall physical, mental and financial health can actually benefit when you use your credit cards. The first step with credit cards is understanding what it takes to create credit health with [...]

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How do credit card issuers define 'travel'?

This is about the time of year when everyone starts thinking about redeeming travel rewards. That is, it's cold outside, and you want to go somewhere warm. If you are somewhere warm, you're probably thinking this might be a good time to find the white stuff and pull out the skis. Whatever your rationale, if [...]

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Millennials wary of credit cards but keen on potential benefits, new survey finds

The $93 billion credit card market is massive and growing, but it’s probably not because of millennials. Maria Kagianas, a 20-year-old college student from Homer Glen, Ill., is one of those millennials who doesn’t have a credit card to pull out of her wallet. "I have a debit card that is satisfying my current needs as a [...]

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Make a new year resolution for your credit health in 2017

Your mental and physical health usually top New Year's resolutions lists each year, but let's not forget how important your credit card health is, too. After all, if your credit card health dwindles, the debt disease could set in and that could wreck your overall credit health. And that credit health, well, if it suffers [...]

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11 tips to protect your credit this holiday season

Your credit score can tank as fast as the holidays approach if you're not careful. You get in the spirit of the season, feeling grateful for friends, family and… plastic and suddenly things are out of control. Freezing the cards no longer deters you because nowadays you can swipe, slide, tap, enter or scan credit cards. [...]

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