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Will identity theft monitoring be the next big card perk?

Kelly Dilworth

Discover’s new free tool scours the dark web for a cardholder’s Social Security number and sends alerts by text or email if it turns up anything. So far, the tool hasn’t turned up my SSN on any risky websites. I’m…
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Payment privacy tools swap benefits for security

Kelly Dilworth

Startups capitalizing on consumers’ annoyance with data breaches are offering new payment tools that promise to aggressively shield cardholders’ privacy. But in exchange for peace of mind, you may be giving up card rewards and other useful perks. Before you…
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Airport lounges, pricey tigers and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $7,500 That’s how much Citi wants you to spend to get the revamped Prestige’s 75,000-point sign-up bonus. Nope, that’s not a typo, there’s not an extra zero. They really want you to spend SEVEN TIMES the…
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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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