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‘Beliebe’ in ticket card perks and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 Despite the pervasive meme that Oprah was fired at 23, there are a lot of youngsters who make me feel pretty lousy about my accomplishments in my 20s. I am going to go ahead and…
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Why I opted out of credit card arbitration – and you should too

Fred Williams
Why I opted out of arbitration - and you should too

When I signed up for my Citi Double Cash card, I was torn. I liked the 2 percent reward rate, without the headaches of a points system. But Citi is one of those cards that requires you to sign away…
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Use a card or lose it: What would you do?

John Egan

Earlier this year, the issuer of one of my credit cards threatened me: Use your card, or we’re going to cancel your account. Generally speaking, I don’t take kindly to threats, particularly from profit-seeking businesses. But in this case, I…
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Why I’ve soured on a sweet credit card offer

John Egan

An appealing credit card offer recently showed up in my mailbox, but I’m taking a pass. Why? The offer, from the company that provides my auto and renter’s insurance (come to find out, the insurer owns a card-issuing bank) invites…
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