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Will identity theft monitoring be the next big card perk?

Kelly Dilworth

Discover’s new free tool scours the dark web for a cardholder’s Social Security number and sends alerts by text or email if it turns up anything. So far, the tool hasn’t turned up my SSN on any risky websites. I’m…
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Usernames and passwords, don’t slow me down!

Kimberley Carmona

Like most people my age, I use my mobile phone for everything. I use my phone to connect with people, check the weather and order groceries. I also track how much I have in my bank account using my mobile bank app. I…
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Despite good credit, I got socked with a high APR card

Kelly Dilworth

The opacity of credit card offers hit home for me recently when I was approved for a Discover it Miles card. Within minutes of applying, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had been approved for a $13,000 credit…
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How to get a credit card late payment fee waived in 4 easy steps

Matt Schulz

It was all my fault, and I felt awful about it. Worse yet, I was stuck with it, unless I got a break.


I’m talking about a $25 late payment penalty fee on a department store credit card that I opened within the last few months. As so many people have, I signed up for the card at the checkout counter, largely for the discount, and didn’t really concern myself with the interest rate. But I would pay it all off in a big hurry, so I didn’t have much to worry about – or so I thought.


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Latest credit card perk: free museum admission on weekends

Matt Schulz

Bank of America cardholders, if you’re looking for a free way to get out of the summer heat Labor Day weekend, try your local museum.


The bank’s Museums on Us program provides Bank of America credit or debit card holders with one free general admission to 150 different museums, zoos, science centers and more around the country on the first full weekend of every month through the end of the year. Some people will find the program lacking — for example, 22 states have no museums participating — but it’s just another example of a perk given by a card issuer to lure new cardholders and keep current ones happy.


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