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Get More for Your Rewards

You spend a lot on your cards and you want all the perks you deserve. With so many options (flights! merch! cash!) how do you get the most for your hard-swiped points?  Best Cash back. Redeeming points for cash is a smart way to go, experts say....

Be Smart About Store Cards

Store cards: friend or foe? Given how tempting that on-the-spot 15 percent discount can be, signing up for a store card is hard to resist—and may even be worth it. But retail cards can also compromise your credit in ways you may not realize, says...

Your Credit Score vs. the Lenders'

You know you should shop around when it comes to any credit product (cards, loans, mortgages). But here's another reason to get more than one offer: Lenders are looking at a different score than the one you have, according to a new study by the...

Price Hike for Plastic

For years, retailers had to pay a fee to Visa and MasterCard when shoppers used their cards. But merchants technically weren’t allowed to pass along that surcharge to customers. Until now. Thanks to a recent settlement between merchants and the...

Get More Points in Your Favor

Frequent flyer miles. Hotel rewards. Credit card points. The more you have, the more perks you get. To amass as many points as possible, Brian Kelley, a.k.a. The Points Guy, shared some insider tips. Earn while you eat. Register your credit card...

4 Top Cash-Back Cards

You hear about cash-back cards all the time—but which ones deliver the goods? These four cards deliver the most buck for your bang. But remember: As with most rewards cards, you MUST pay your balance in full and on time each month or get hit with...

Protect Yourself from Overdraft 'Protection'

Account busters Banks make billions by charging people overdraft "protection" fees. The Center for Responsible Lending says that banks took in about $24 billion in 2008; estimates for 2009 are well over $30 billion. New federal rules take effect...

Is Your Spouse Hiding Debt?

Erica Sandberg is a credit expert and columnist for Creditcards.com. She is also the author of "Expecting Money: The Essential Financial Plan for New and Growing Families." To read the original article click here.Q: I just checked my credit...

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