This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 percent
That’s the number of millennials that said they have let their rewards expire. I know in college it was a money saver to push the “best by” date, but we’re adults now so maybe use those rewards before they disappear. That’s like throwing money in the trash. Look, there’s even a handy guide to help you remember not to forget.
These are the things to look forward to this week.
Turkey day: So your grandma guilted you into buying a last-minute flight because she’s making your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe, huh? Some of the best airline cards could get you there for a little cheaper and even could get that bag full of dirty clothes you’re hoping she will wash for you checked for free.
What you might have missed last week.
You probably don’t know this, but you should: The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s chief announced his departure last week, which could spell disaster for consumers depending on whom you ask. Richard Cordray will leave the watchdog organization that spearheaded the now-repealed arbitration rules at the end of November.
It gets dark at like 2 p.m.: We may have gotten an extra hour of sleep (or partying) when Daylight Savings Time ended a couple of weeks ago, but I still can’t catch up. I get tired at 5 p.m. because it looks like nighttime. It’s just not right. But the upside is you will probably spend less in these colder, darker days.
Now you can irresponsibly spend $7 on coffee with a branded credit card:
Millennials can’t afford houses because they just drink so much Starbucks, and the company is prepared to keep stoking that fire. Starbucks announced in an earnings call that it is going to offer a credit card and a prepaid card
and one of our writers does not approve.
Tangled in the web
Here are things from around the internet the CreditCards.com staff are reading.
I’ve lost count. Forever 21 apparently exposed credit card numbers. –Business Insider
McDonald’s in Japan were apparently not credit card friendly until recently. –Sora News 24
Traveling during retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. –MarketWatch
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