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Amazon Prime Reload: No-brainer or no, thank you?

Matt Schulz

Amazon is trying to bring debit card rewards back, but it may not be the no-brainer it sounds like for consumers. The online retail behemoth recently announced its new Prime Reload program, which effectively allows Amazon Prime members to get…
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9 early back-to-school shopping tips

Dawn Papandrea

Somehow, in June, the back-to-school sales commercials and signage are already being pumped out (sort of like how Christmas decorations start showing up in September). With all this prompting, it’s no wonder that according to the National Retail Foundation’s research,…
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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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Will invisible payments lead us into debt?

Kelly Dilworth

Retailers and payment companies are coming up with increasingly creative ways to make credit card payments all-but-invisible, causing analysts to speculate that we may soon be entering a world where physical cards and other cumbersome payment tools are a thing of…
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7 smart money and credit tips from millennials

Erica Sandberg

Millennials somehow got a reputation as being less financially savvy than older generations. That’s just not true, and the seven millennials who shared their smart spending and charging tips with me are proof. They’re using credit wisely, establishing credit goals,…
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