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Every point counts with charity card donations

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re looking for a simpler way to donate your card rewards to charity, a socially responsible credit card such as Commerce Bank’s new Charity Charge credit card may be the ticket. But if you want to maximize your giving…
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Eco-friendly credit cards get a bit harder to find

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re looking for a card that helps you reduce your environmental footprint or financially support an eco-friendly organization, you may not have many options. The number of cards promising to help consumers support the environment with each dip or swipe…
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Card would cut your taxes while helping hometown

Fred Williams

A credit card that cuts your tax bill while supporting the local business base? One Pittsburgher is betting that struggling cities will have an affinity for the idea.
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Less is more: Issuers cutting back on niche credit cards

Julie Sherrier

“Would you like a credit card with that?”

Credit cards have been served up like French fries at fast-food restaurants.

That’s about to change. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) about Chase dropping the Starbucks Duetto Visa card, credit card issuers are “pulling the plug on some of the specialized, reward-loaded plastic they pitched to consumers when credit was easy and wallets were wide open.”

Just as eating too many fries clogs your arteries, too many credit cards have caused financial arrest. The explosion of niche-branded cards — whose rewards are tied to a specific brand or product — has imploded consumers’ bank accounts.

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