Mike Cetera

Mike Cetera is a freelance writer and editor who has covered the banking, credit card and mobile finance beats for a number of personal finance websites. In a former life, he served as the editorial director for a collection of four daily and 11 weekly newspapers in suburban Chicago. He lives in Texas.

Posts by Mike Cetera

Living with credit, New products, Rewards, Shopping

Can 5 percent cash back help Whole Foods compete on price?

Like cookies, shopping at Whole Foods is a sometimes treat. This posh grocer has rarely been able to compete on price, so it’s never been my go-to for everyday meal planning. My family shops here typically for special occasions, like…
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Living with credit

Why paying on your credit card due date may be a mistake

I’m a creature driven by one thing: deadlines. Call it an occupational hazard. It’s been a hugely important character trait to possess when it comes to my own finances. I always pay my bills on time because I instinctively have…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Rate hikes make paying only the minimum more costly

If you haven’t examined your credit card statement carefully in the past few months, now may be a good time to do so. You’re in for a slightly rude awakening. Why? Your credit card interest rate is likely higher today…
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