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Opaque offers make it tough to compare cards

Kelly Dilworth

I recently received an offer for a Premier Rewards Gold charge card from American Express, and despite its $195 annual fee, I nearly applied for it. American Express offered a generous 50,000-point sign-up bonus worth up to $500 if I…
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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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To really help small businesses, pay with cash not credit

Kelly Dilworth

American Express cardholders can save big through the end of 2016 by using their cards at local businesses, but if you really want to support those mom-and-pop shops, you’ll do more overall by using cash instead of credit. Through December…
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Surprising things you can buy from Facebook chatbots

Brady Porche

Facebook has built its massive success on interactions between people, but now chatty robots are taking over. In September, the social media network announced users of its Messenger app will soon be able to buy products directly from “chatbots” —…
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Fintech ideas may help struggling borrowers

Kelly Dilworth

When faced with an unexpected bill or a sudden drop in income, many consumers with minimal savings and a low or nonexistent credit score have few good options to choose from. Some are forced to take on a high-cost loan.…
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