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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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Why I’ve soured on a sweet credit card offer

John Egan

An appealing credit card offer recently showed up in my mailbox, but I’m taking a pass. Why? The offer, from the company that provides my auto and renter’s insurance (come to find out, the insurer owns a card-issuing bank) invites…
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You can now apply for credit by sending a text

Brady Porche

Applying for credit while shopping for a car or a new TV is now as simple as texting “LOL” to your BFF. Credit bureau Experian recently unveiled Text for Credit, a new service for lenders that allows consumers to apply…
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Is this ‘tiny’ bank branch a big deal?

John Egan

The number of U.S. bank branches – places where you can transact business with an ATM or a person – is getting smaller. And some of the branches themselves are getting smaller, or at least a new one in Lexington,…
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