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Go see a star war and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: Up to $500

The only person this is unlucky for are those friends who are about to get daily passive-aggressive pesterings from you. Some credit cards allow you to earn up to $500 if you can convince Joan to stop marathon-ing “Vampire Diaries” long enough to sign up. ’Tis the season to freeload off your friends.

This week

These are the things to look forward to this week.

On a credit card far, far away: So you’re missing your company’s holiday party to go see “The Last Jedi” on Friday. I get that. But did you have to max out your credit card buying that Boba Fett mask signed by Jeremy Bulloch? Never fear, repair your credit, you will.

I won’t be home for Christmas: Your mom got a new dog to fight her empty nest syndrome and he’s marking his territory. You mean to tell her you don’t want pee-covered presents? That Holiday Inn down the road is looking like a good option right about now and here are the best hotel cards to get you a good deal. Your weird uncle is learning Russian and you suspect it may be in anticipation of a mail-order bride from the way he is pronouncing люблю. Skip that hot mess altogether and book a last minute holiday trip on your miles and rewards.


What you might have missed last week.

Even your finances want to snuggle: It’s cuffing season so you and your new boo want to do everything together. Sit on the same side of the booth (despite it being a one-person spot), kiss inappropriately long in coffee shops and even bank together. Here are a couple apps that can help you responsibly put your finances together and a few ways to double dip on your rewards (because their germs are your germs, right?).

Christmas time is here: If the snow in Texas but not on the East Coast didn’t tip you off, nothing will. It’s Christmastime and if that’s the sort of thing you celebrate it’s time to grab your Christmas tree monstrosity of a drink and learn how to stack your rewards for big purchases because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Tangled in the web

Here are things from around the internet the staff are reading.

Wells Fargo is still on the naughty list. –The Hill

Dumbledore’s Army is alive and kicking … in the CFPB. –New York Times

Bank of America really wants you to get one of their credit cards. –Bloomberg

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