Is the new LivingSocial rewards credit card as good a deal as their daily deals? Written by Geoff WilliamsSo Chase Card Services and LivingSocial just debuted a credit card, which raises all sorts of questions. Should you get it? Should you not get it? Should you… uh… okay, not all that many questions. Still, if you're curious about the features of this new credit card, here's what you need to know.
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Five ways credit cards can make holiday shopping easier Written by Joe TaylorAccording to Consumer Reports, American shoppers overspent their holiday budgets by about 11% last year, with most gift givers spending about $800 to clear their shopping lists. Credit cards can burn a hole in your pocket during the holiday season, making it easy to indulge both generous and selfish whims. Even if you're planning on [...]
How One Credit Card Fee Actually Helps Consumers Written by Curtis ArnoldCredit card merchant fees (also called interchange fees) are the latest target of politicians, consumer groups and some retailers. I for one, though, don't really mind these under the radar fees for several reasons.
Lawmakers have decided to take their campaign against the credit card industry beyond the sweeping new provisions of the new credit card [...]
Would You Buy a New TV for $29,811? Written by CardRatings.comCommercial America's version of "Ho, Ho, Ho!" is "No, No, No!" NO waiting—buy now—with NO interest and NO payments until...next year...or maybe the year after...or maybe even four years from now.
Many of the largest electronics retailers, as well as furniture stores, car dealers and other merchants who sell pricey items, have teamed up with credit [...]
Getting Dinged with a $250 Credit Card Credit Limit Increase Fee! Written by Curtis Arnold
Not too long ago, one of my CardRatings.com colleagues came home to find an offer from Best Buy in her mailbox. It was for a MasterCard that came with some nice perks:An introductory APR of 0% – good for a yearFour percent back on Best Buy purchasesA minimum of 1% back elsewhereTwo percent back during [...]
Choose a Credit Card That Will Reduce Your Rental Car Bill Written by Curtis Arnold
Wherever your travels take you this summer, having a credit card will make it easier to rent a car. Many companies won’t accept cash, and those that do require preapproval and a deposit.
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When you make your travel plans, look for specials on travel sites, such as Travelocity and [...]