Category Archives: Fine print

Big purchase financing alternatives are popular but pricey

Kelly Dilworth

As more millennials buy new homes and furnish rented apartments, it seems as if there are more options than ever these days for financing those first sofas and new appliances – even if you don’t have a traditional credit score.…
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My Priority Pass is an even sweeter card perk now

John Egan

Priority Pass, a perk on a handful of premium credit cards, is expanding outside airport lounges. That means Priority Pass – a benefit that I recently learned is available through my American Express Platinum card –  is an even sweeter…
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Card issuer’s clarity on fees is a little scary, too

John Egan

You certainly can learn a lot about your credit cards when you read the documents that card issuers send in the mail – documents that we often discard as junk mail. Case in point: The “Clarity Commitment” I recently received…
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AmEx Platinum’s Uber points change is a downer

John Egan

Here’s one from the “Credit card perks don’t always last forever” department. Effective Feb. 28, holders of the American Express Platinum card – which I have – no longer earn 2x Membership Rewards points on Uber rides. The points-earning level…
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Citi’s fee refund puts spotlight on penalty charges

Kelly Dilworth

Citi’s decision to voluntarily refund more than $330 million in fees to cardholders has penalty rates back in the news, but the fact is, you can avoid high interest rates and late fees that are triggered when you don’t pay…
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