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Skip the cash advance — and other weekly card news

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 23.68 That’s the average percent of interest you’ll pay if you get a cash advance from your credit card. If you need cash quick, getting a cash advance is better than selling your kidney on…
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Would you trust your card at these sketchy ATMs?

Erica Sandberg

Pity the poor ATM that’s been defaced by vandals or tagged with graffiti. The card-carrying public should shun sketchy-looking ATMs, opting instead to seek out and use a cleaner and shinier machine. Choices abound. There are about 420,000 ATMs in…
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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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Credit mistakes to avoid post-graduation

Sienna Kossman

Graduation season is typically filled with last-minute celebrations with friends, job applications and final, final exams. In fact, if you’re a soon-to-be college or high school graduate, building credit may be one of the last things on your mind. But…
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Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Taylor Tompkins

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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