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As rates rise, take a fresh look at your credit card statement

Fred Williams
Credit card statements

Interest rates on credit cards are going up, making this a great time to get reacquainted with the monthly account statement. If you’re like many people – even some of my co-workers at CreditCards.com – you haven’t looked at the…
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6 money-saving reasons to keep your receipts

Kelly Dilworth

Do yourself a favor as you begin holiday shopping. Take five minutes and create a system for saving your receipts. It can save you money. A number of consumer and credit card protections work only if you hold onto your…
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6 ways to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Erica Sandberg
6 ways to make the most of Giving Tuesday

After the buying binges of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day for doing for others and giving back to the community can be a refreshing change of pace. Instead of splurging on gifts, on Giving Tuesday, people are encouraged…
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Study: Issuers may tailor card offers to dupe some consumers

Kelly Dilworth

If the credit card offer you receive in the mail has more photos and less text – or the card’s fees are buried in fine print – it could be the issuer thinks you can be duped into signing up for a…
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Card issuers using obscure credit scores to evaluate prime borrowers

Kelly Dilworth

Why would a consumer with a near-perfect FICO score get rejected for a credit card? An obscure consumer score that uses alternative data instead of traditional credit information could be to blame. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Times columnist David…
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