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‘Beliebe’ in ticket card perks and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 Despite the pervasive meme that Oprah was fired at 23, there are a lot of youngsters who make me feel pretty lousy about my accomplishments in my 20s. I am going to go ahead and…
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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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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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