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Rounding Numbers: Don’t forget dad (and your debt) and other news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 94 million That’s how many Americans are storing their credit and debit card information online – and surprise! it’s most common among the elderly. Are we just waiting to get hacked or are we just lazy?…
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For some, elite cards are more status symbol than bargain

Kelly Dilworth

If you could afford a high-end rewards card, what would entice you to drop several hundred dollars on a brand-new card: lavish rewards that dwarf the cost of the card’s annual fee? Or high-end finishes, such as sleek metal encasings,…
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Pros, cons of paying rent with your credit cards

Toni Husbands

Charging your rent can be a savvy way to rack up rewards, but is it worth the added cost of paying by plastic? For some millennials I spoke with, a generation that has grown up in a world in which…
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Millennials reap latest perks in credit card rewards wars

Kelly Dilworth

Millennials with excellent credit and newly acquired spending power are benefiting from a surge of rewards and perks that cater directly to their lifestyles and preferences – including hundreds of dollars worth of free travel credits, supersized sign-up bonuses and…
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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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