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Despite good credit, I can’t get an affordable APR

Kelly Dilworth

My credit score is the highest it’s ever been, but I keep getting offers for cards with absurdly high APRs. What gives? Many of the offers I’ve received lately are for premium cards with generous sign-up bonuses worth hundreds of…
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Masterpass Grammys campaign hits sour note with viewers

Jeff Herman

The Masterpass Grammys promotion seemed like a grand play to get people to try mobile wallets, but it fell flat with viewers when the giveaway ended early. Citing “overwhelming interest,”  the payments giant pulled the plug on the ThankTheFans campaign…
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How I canceled one of my Chase cards — and saved my score

Julie Sherrier

A very cool thing happened Thursday when I called to cancel my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. And for those Preferred cardholders who were approved for the much-lauded Chase Sapphire Reserve card with its 100,000-point bonus, take note. This tip could…
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1099-C rule change is good news for debtors

Fred Williams

This tax season, there’s good news for people struggling with debt. Under a new IRS rule, people will no longer be squeezed for taxes just because an old debt has gone unpaid. Before coming to that, however, some bad news:…
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Post-recession renters are older, more creditworthy

Brady Porche

Today’s renters are older and have stronger credit profiles compared to those who rented during the Great Recession, according to a new study by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency said in December 38.6 percent of renters had prime or better…
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