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Category Archives: Living with credit

Hidden card benefit: Save money and sanity in airport lounges

Stephanie Zito

Airports are full of crowds, lines, delays, poor and expensive food choices, pushy passengers, and often grumpy airline agents, but your credit cards often can help you escape much of that. Airports, you see, are secretly one of my happy…
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Not using card benefits is leaving money on the table

Kelly Dilworth

Racking up card rewards isn’t the only way to squeeze more value from your plastic. Most credit cards also offer a laundry list of money-saving perks, but you have to actually use them. Though I am a personal finance writer,…
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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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Cards may help jilted Alfred Angelo brides recover dress costs

Jeff Herman

Brides jilted by the sudden closing of Alfred Angelo stores last week likely have a better chance of getting their money back if they put their wedding gowns on their credit cards. That may be little comfort for soon-to-be-wed women…
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Tips for travelers after another Trump Hotels breach

Jay MacDonald

Have you been feeling a bit left out of all the hacking intrigue surrounding President Trump? Count your blessings; guests to the 14 high-class lodgings owned by the Hotelier in Chief’s company have been targeted by a far more pedestrian…
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