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2 ways to earn airline miles by shopping in stores

Lyn Mettler
2 ways to earn airline miles shopping IN stores

Did you know that you can rack up airline miles not just by starting your online shopping at the airline shopping portals but by shopping and paying for your items in a physical store? Both United and Alaska now offer…
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He put a vehicle on his credit card to get the points

Jeff Herman

Chris Mixter, who put his new Odyssey on his credit card to get 45,000 miles for an upcoming trip, says he’d do things differently now. “It’s not something I would recommend,” the IT consultant in Virginia now says. “Savvy mileage…
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3 tips for the travel rewards card newbie

Sienna Kossman

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by complex reward programs and, as a result, neglect some really useful card benefits, miss out on earning as many reward points or miles as possible or even, god forbid, unknowingly lose hard-earned points. If you want to start making the most of your credit card’s travel rewards program, here are three things I’ve learned along the way that help me get the most out of mine:
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When protecting your money, don’t be afraid to make the extra call

Matt Schulz

Sometimes the difference between keeping $150 and losing it is one simple phone call.


It’s a simple lesson: Persistence pays. It’s also one that every personal finance expert worth their salt will tell you is among the most important to learn. No one cares about your money as much as you do, and to keep it, sometimes you have to fight for it.


I learned that the hard way today during one incredibly irritating morning of back-and-forth with a major airline.


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TD Banknorth credit card offers lower APR for larger payments

Jeremy Simon

TD Banknorth’s new Simply Flexible credit card rewards consumers for offering up more than just the minimum monthly payment. Simply Flexible charges an interest rate of 7.99 percent on purchases. But to qualify for that “highly competitive” APR, cardholders will need to make a monthly payment equal to 10 percent or more of their revolving balance.
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