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Millennials reap latest perks in credit card rewards wars

Kelly Dilworth

Millennials with excellent credit and newly acquired spending power are benefiting from a surge of rewards and perks that cater directly to their lifestyles and preferences – including hundreds of dollars worth of free travel credits, supersized sign-up bonuses and…
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5 money-saving credit card tips for savvy family travelers

Stephanie Zito

Credit card rewards are a great way for families to earn points and miles to help offset the cost of summer vacations, spring break trips, and family getaways with the kids. While I don’t travel with kids myself, every week…
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Are low-rate credit cards an endangered species?

Kelly Dilworth

If you plan to carry credit card debt, you’ll save more money if you pick a plain vanilla card with a low-interest rate and minimal fees instead of a flashy rewards card with generous perks and big bonuses. But do…
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Chip cards lead to jokes, angst on the web

Jamie Gonzalez

Chip-enabled credit and debit cards have been in the U.S. for a short period. Understandably, the new-to-us technology has taken some getting used to. (Click to enlarge.) Source: Nathan W. Pyle, BuzzFeed Comics   Even the word chip causes some…
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Beware charging big-ticket items just for rewards

Kelly Dilworth

As card rewards get juicier, it’s getting harder to resist putting big expenses, such as home repairs and renovations, on a high-rate rewards card. A recent survey by online lender LightStream found 29 percent of well-to-do homeowners (up from 16 percent…
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