Category Archives: Credit Cards

Is Citi Price Rewind Worth the Effort?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know you’re always getting the best price? What if you could just go out and buy the things you need without worrying about price? Citi Price Rewind attempts to make that a reality. But does it … Continue reading

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How to Use the Chase Freedom Calendar

The Chase Freedom card offers users a revolving calendar, allowing users to earn cash back on different shopping categories throughout the year. The calendar changes categories every three months on this no-annual-fee cash back credit card. The card stands out … Continue reading

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Fastest Way to Pay down Debt

I’ll assume you’re reading this post because you’d like to become debt-free as fast as possible. Who wouldn’t? This post will tell you exactly how to do just that. But keep in mind, getting rid of debt quickly is not … Continue reading

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How to Apply for a Credit Card

Credit cards are an important tool in building your financial future. But remember, applying is the easy part. Using credit wisely is much more difficult. How Credit Cards Work A credit card is like a small loan, but you don’t … Continue reading

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Credit One Bank Platinum Visa Review

Does this card look familiar? Credit One Bank employs a very aggressive credit card marketing campaign. I first ran into them when I was applying for my first credit card. After applying for my Discover card, I received a pre-approval letter for … Continue reading

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Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card? Yes.

Racking up credit card rewards can be exhilarating. It’s free money and it’s yours just for being smart enough to take advantage of the free money. Lots of people chase credit card rewards. There are countless blogs all over the web about … Continue reading

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When Is Costco Switching from American Express to Visa?

While most members of Costco are happy with the retailer, one frustration they often have is the fact that Costco only accepts American Express cards when it comes time to pay for everything at the checkout lane. There are ways … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Targets Consumers with No Credit Score

There are about 15 million people who don’t have a credit score, and Credit Karma wants them to visit their site as well. Although it may seem somewhat ironic that a website which made its name by giving people free … Continue reading

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The Disciplined Approach to Personal Finance

The whole subject of personal finance has been under the microscope in recent decades. Borrowing money has been a way of life across most of the developed world. There is nothing wrong with taking out loans that applicants are able … Continue reading

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Common Ways Errors Get on Your Credit Report

The following article was created in conjunction with Credit Sesame through Kasai Media. We expect certain information to be infallible; however, such an expectation could prove financially fatal especially as it pertains to the veracity of credit reports. According to … Continue reading

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Did Credit Karma Just Fundamentally Change the Free Credit Score Industry?

Credit Karma recently announced it was now offering all its customers two free credit reports, an expansion from the one it had previously been offering. Most of those following Credit Karma and the free credit score and report industry looked … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

For those who love their cash-back, airline miles or other reward credit cards, the question, “Can I buy a car with a credit card?” has likely crossed their mind at some point. It makes sense. A car is a large … Continue reading

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How to Use Any Credit Card to Buy Stuff at Costco

One of the restrictions which frustrates a lot of Costco members is the fact Costco doesn’t allow members to use just any credit card when shopping at their warehouses. The choices are limited to cash, a check, a debit card, … Continue reading

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VeriFone’s New NFC Terminal Big Step to Universal Mobile POS Payments

VeriFone is an American corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. Founded in 1981, the company provides technology for transactions at the point-of-sale (POS), the “point” at which a retail transaction occurs between merchants and buyers. According to Wikipedia, VeriFone provides … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Now Offers Two Free Credit Reports

Credit Karma has been on a spree of offering new financial tools for its members at no cost. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to get their credit score for free without also having to hand over … Continue reading

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Are Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Free Credit Scores Really Free?

For those searching for their credit score, there are a number of ways to obtain it. There are many companies such as Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle which advertise they’ll give you your credit score for free. The question … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Makes Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix

For those who are concerned about their credit scores, one of the key elements to look at is your credit report to make sure that it’s accurate. For the estimated 42 million people who have an error on their credit … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Should Skip Shopping Thanksgiving Day Sales

The official start for shopping for the holiday season used to be Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s no longer the case. Pre-Black Friday deals started to get promoted the day after Halloween, and now the official start to … Continue reading

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Will Using Credit Karma Hurt Your Credit Score?

One of the questions people often have when using free credit score sites like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle is whether using them will ultimately hurt their credit scores. This question usually arises because they hear somewhere that checking … Continue reading

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