Category Archives: Fine print

Why your credit application was declined and what you can do

Lyn Mettler

You’ve got good credit and want to add a rewards credit card to your wallet. Maybe you’re already planning how you’ll spend that bundle of points from the sign-up bonus. Your application, though, is denied. What can you do? I’ve…
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Don’t buy your father a Cadillac: Money lessons from TV’s ‘Seinfeld’

Brady Porche

Jerry Seinfeld’s famous “show about nothing” can teach us a few things about managing our money. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the series’ controversial finale – an epic two-parter that saw its four main characters hauled off to jail…
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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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