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Get money back if a price drops weeks, even months after your purchase

Finding a few coins on the sidewalk can put a smile on your face and a jingle in your pocket. Now imagine receiving a similar unexpected reward because an online product has your back. As it turns out, there are ways to save money after you make your purchase, a relatively new way to slice and dice [...]

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What military credit card features do you need to know?

Military families face unique challenges - physically, emotionally, logistically and financially. Long separations. Multiple moves. One or both parents working amid hostile environments and cycles of rapid redeployment. According to the 2015 Blue Star Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, 56 percent of active duty military personnel said stress over financial issues was a "Top 5" stressor for [...]

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Which Wells Fargo credit card is right for you?

Even if you aren't already familiar with the services and products of Wells Fargo, you are likely familiar with the iconic image long associated with the bank: six galloping horses pulling a quintessential stagecoach. The image hearkens to the bank's Old West history – it was founded in 1852 in San Francisco to meet the banking [...]

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The cash-back credit card market is heating up

There's nothing like getting rewarded every time you swipe. The market is flooded with cash-back credit cards for consumers to choose from, but several companies recently have made moves to make cash-back rewards even more appealing to new applicants. CardName, CardName, CardName and CardName (American Express is a CardRatings.com advertiser) are just a few of our picks for best [...]

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What did the Credit CARD Act of 2009 do?

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (or Credit CARD Act) was passed by the United States Congress in 2009, expanding on the Truth in Lending Act, and took effect in 2010. Its purpose was to curtail deceptive and abusive practices by credit card issuers. A new Federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) [...]

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Best credit cards for expecting mothers from our partners

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The last thing you want to worry about now is money, but that's as inevitable as the confusion you will face trying to decipher the difference between an UPPABaby Vista stroller and a Peg Perego. All new parents want to give their new baby everything he or she needs to thrive and, of [...]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred upgrades longstanding intro offer

If you’re not already a travel rewards credit cardholder, now might be the perfect time to become one. CardName just made big news in the credit card rewards world by bumping its long-standing sign-on bonus: Cardholders can now earn 50,000 bonus points within the first three months of account opening, up from 40,000 (this is the card's highest [...]

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Best 0% APR credit cards from our partners

Is there a major purchase in your future? A big project? Before you consider a store credit card or an outside loan, check out 0 percent APR interest credit card offers. Pick the right card and you can spread out your payments over time without paying interest or fees. Many balk at opening a new [...]

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Best credit cards for newlyweds from our partners

Have you just burned through $31,213? That, according to The Knot, was the cost of an average American wedding, excluding honeymoon, in 2014. Just to make you feel better, the average spend on a wedding in Manhattan was $76,328. If you hosted your wedding in Manhattan, there's very little that's going to make you feel [...]

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Best credit cards for high credit scores from our partners

Don't let your excellent – and hard-earned – credit score gather dust. Use it to cash in on the amazing perks only those with your level of credit receive. Don't have excellent credit? Read this first! CardRatings.com recommends that you do not apply for credit cards that require excellent credit if you don't have excellent credit. If [...]

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