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Card APRs will rise quickly after Fed rate hike

Matt Schulz
Card APRs rise quickly after rate hike

How quickly will they hit you? Once the Fed acts, your card agreement spells it out, and there are variations between banks. Some will act superfast, others will grant customers a brief reprieve.
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5 money lessons from TV’s ‘Nashville’

Susan Johnston Taylor

Set amidst the cutthroat country music scene, the hit TV series “Nashville” features money-embezzling ex-husbands and country superstars signing bad contracts and spending with abandon. The show, which returns to CMT for the second half of its fifth season this…
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How card travel insurance can save you bucks, headaches

Stephanie Zito
How your card's travel insurance can save you bucks, headaches

As the summer travel season gets underway, airline system outages, overbooked flights and new electronics bans on some planes seem to be joining flight delays and lost luggage as travel norms. Can credit card travel protections help if your flight…
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Opaque offers make it tough to compare cards

Kelly Dilworth

I recently received an offer for a Premier Rewards Gold charge card from American Express, and despite its $195 annual fee, I nearly applied for it. American Express offered a generous 50,000-point sign-up bonus worth up to $500 if I…
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5 teaching tips on opening a credit card

Sienna Kossman

A few weeks back, my boyfriend Steven came in from getting the mail and was ecstatic about a pre-approved card offer he received. The card offer boasted a year-long, 0 percent introductory rate and would be perfect for financing his…
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