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9 crazy credit facts to wow your friends

Erica Sandberg
9 weird facts about credit cards

Want to amuse and astound your friends? These funny and peculiar facts about credit cards, credit reports and credit scores may wow your friends. 1. Credit cards are rectangle because the world is round. You may have wondered why there aren’t…
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Ticket resellers’ new hurdle: purchase-card verification

Taylor Tompkins
To thwart ticket scalpers, you may need to show your card

One of my roommates sat next to his computer, poker face thoroughly intact and credit card in hand, as he anxiously refreshed the page. He was waiting to buy Lady Gaga tickets since she jumped off a roof at the…
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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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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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My rewards are costly, so I’m giving them away

Kelly Dilworth

For years, I thought of cash back and point rewards as a convenient way to trim my spending and score clothes, supplies and occasional luxuries, such as massages, for free. But as I combed through my spending history recently in…
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