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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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U.S.-North Korea tense relations’ new victims? Apparently, ATMs

Jay MacDonald

Could mounting diplomatic tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the latter’s provocative missile testing off the Korean Peninsula have disabled the ATMs at Pyongyang’s new Sunan International Airport? Unlikely as it seems, that’s…
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4 dangers of a rewards credit card

Stephanie Zito

Everyone loves a credit card that earns points and miles – especially those with big sign-up offers and irresistible annual benefits. But at the end of the year, when you tally up your finances, are rewards card worth it? If…
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