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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 [...]

Categories: Rewards Cards
Most data-breach victims take no action

What do you do if you've been the victim of a data breach, and your personal or account information has fallen into the hands of criminals? That's not as theoretical a question as you might hope. Some 41 percent of American consumers have experienced just card fraud -- let alone other losses -- in the [...]

Categories: ID Theft / Fraud
In the military? 5 ways to protect your finances while protecting our freedom

Military families have many worries that other families do not have. And a recent study from National Federation of Credit Counseling of active duty military personnel showed that military families have one more worry on their plate -- financial instability. The survey showed the 77 percent of respondents have financial worries and 55 percent feel [...]

Categories: Financial Literacy
Processors vs. issuers: What consumers should know

Believe it or not, whenever you use your credit card, there is a lot going on behind the scenes of each transaction. While a lot of it might seem as exciting as reading a legal document, it does benefit you as a consumer to understand the major players involved in your financial business. Here, we break [...]

Categories: Financial Literacy, How Cards Work
Best student credit cards of November 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST CREDIT CARDS FOR STUDENTS OTHER OPTIONS TO CONSIDER BEST PRACTICIES FOR CHOOSING A CARD [RELATED_ARTICLE]List of Top PicksCardName - For Cash Back CardName - For Travel CardName - For Study AbroadThe relationships you build with banks during college can directly impact future life events such as the job offers you'll get, the kind of credit card deals [...]

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Yes, credit score and credit report are two different things

Many people use the terms credit score and credit report interchangeably. Everyone from journalists to consumers often refer to a credit score when they mean credit report and vice versa. Credit reports and credit scores contain different information, are used for different purposes and are accessed by different companies. What is the difference between a credit [...]

Categories: Credit Scores
Handing your credit card to someone else? Be smart about it

It can happen in an instant. Employees at your local department store, repair shop or supermarket just have to turn their backs to you for a fraction of a second to swipe your credit card with skimmers connected to their belts. Once they do, they have your credit card information. They can then do with [...]

Categories: ID Theft / Fraud , How Cards Work
Credit cards, calories and computing: America's modern addictions

Is your mail carrier experiencing back pain as a result of hefting your monthly credit card statements into your mailbox? No? Well count yourself lucky. A recent poll commissioned by CardRatings.com reveals roughly one in seven Americans saying they're unable to go more than 24 hours without using their credit cards. And that's more than [...]

Categories: Polls
Best no foreign transaction fee credit cards of November 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST NO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE CREDIT CARDS CHOOSING THE BEST CREDIT CARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BENEFITS OF NO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE CREDIT CARDS HOW TO USE A NO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE CREDIT CARD [RELATED_ARTICLE]List of Top PicksCardName - No Annual Fee CardName - Cash Back CardName - Travel CardName - Students CardName - Fair or Limited Credit CardName - Small BusinessConsider this: [...]

Categories: Travel Cards, Airline Cards, Featured Articles, Chase Cards, Discover Cards, Best Cards
Best credit cards for summer vacation

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST CREDIT CARDS FOR SUMMER VACATION HOW A CREDIT CARD CAN BENEFIT YOUR VACATION [RELATED_ARTICLE]You probably don't plan your summer vacation around your credit cards, but it's likely that you do pay for it with them. After all, vacations aren't cheap, and if you don't have a card that offers much in the rewards department, [...]

Categories: Best Cards

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