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When is a credit card annual fee worth it?

Unless you're someone who needs a specialist credit card that helps people rebuild their credit, chances are you can choose from a whole array of plastic that doesn't levy an annual fee. In fact, those fees are a somewhat rare nowadays. So why would consumers volunteer to pay for something they could get free? Obviously, they [...]

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You can snag elite card perks without the Centurion® Card invitation

Who doesn't want an invite to a secret, high-level credit card that comes with more perks than being born a Kardashian? You can wait for that invite to become a Centurion® Card from American Express member (the legendary charge card known casually as the “Black Card”) or you can get creative and find some of [...]

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Which rewards program is best -- credit card points, miles or cash back?

Picking a good rewards credit card is a little like figuring out where to eat at a food court. Do you chow down on cash back, treat yourself to travel miles or ring up some rewards points? "There's no one card that's better than all of the rest when it comes to rewards cards," says Beverly [...]

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Secret ways to earn more points and rewards with your credit cards

If you use your reward credit cards wisely, you can double and, in some cases, even triple your rewards quickly and without spending more. Here are five ways you can make your rewards work for you. Follow which categories offer bonus rewards Lots of reward credit card offers give bonuses for rotating categories throughout the year. "Some of [...]

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Can you benefit from your credit card's mall?

How can you earn extra cash-back rewards or airline miles simply for making purchases online? By using an online shopping portal, of course. The Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall, Discover's ShopDiscover.com and Bank of America's World Points Mall are three of the biggest players in the click-through online shopping game. By offering customers additional cash-back rebates [...]

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Are your credit card rewards points taxable?

It's bad enough we have to turn over anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of our hard-earned income to the federal government at tax time, but some unlucky cardholders may have also received tax forms for their credit card rewards this year. The question of whether credit card rewards are taxable has been the subject of [...]

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How my mom lost $640 in credit card rewards

When I cash out my reward points, it's generally for a $50 Gap or Home Depot gift card. I don't have the patience to let it build up for years and years -- I want it now. Since I do almost all of my banking and bill paying online, I keep pretty close tabs on [...]

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5 ways to play cupid with credit cards this Valentine's Day

Want to treat your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Although motivated by love, Valentine's Day can quickly become an expensive affair. Last year CNN estimated that the average American spent $130.97 per person for a total spending of $18.6 billion. But you can use your credit card to make the holiday less expensive for you and [...]

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Should you charge a medical bill on a rewards credit card?

A trip to the dentist's or doctor's office can be pricey. Should you put the bill on your favorite rewards credit card? Here are some things to consider before pulling out your card. You've already got a rewards card There is a good chance you are carrying a rewards credit card in your wallet. According to a 2012 [...]

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Should you pay for your wedding with plastic?

Gonna get married? The average wedding these days costs more than $28,000, according to TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com's annual survey. Between the wedding and the reception, it can add up to a big chunk of change. While moms and dads are likely to help, you still could end up paying for a good deal of your big [...]

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