Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Shopping 2014
Aug 28

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Shopping 2014

Forget those credit card rewards that come in the form of gift cards, travel or odd gadgets. You want cash. Cash is unbiased, versatile and unhindering. That’s why so many people want to get cash back credit cards, including you. When a cash back credit card is right for you: You pay off your balance

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Discover it® for Students vs. Journey Student Rewards Credit Card: Which One Is Better?
Aug 26

Discover it® for Students vs. Journey Student Rewards Credit Card: Which One Is Better?

Decisions, decisions. You’re already swamped with many aspects of college life and now you must choose a credit card that will be your trusted financial ally. Undoubtedly, you want the best student credit card around. We narrowed it down to two student credit cards – Discover it® for Students card vs. Journey Student Rewards Credit Card

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Best Credit Cards for People With Poor Credit 2014
Aug 22

Best Credit Cards for People With Poor Credit 2014

Sure, having poor credit is a crummy situation to be in. You probably won’t qualify for loans. And, don’t even think about getting a rewards or perk-heavy credit card. But, your predicament is just temporary. If you have poor credit, there are certain credit cards out there to help you repair your bad credit. Be

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Best Student Credit Cards for College Spending 2014
Aug 20

Best Student Credit Cards for College Spending 2014

A young college student such as yourself is constantly swamped with expenses here and there. Make the smarter financial move by  picking up the right student credit card, which will allow you to rack up rewards — and enjoy some perks — while you’re at it. When you should consider a student credit card: You

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Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard and Capital One Platinum Credit Card Compared
Aug 18

Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard and Capital One Platinum Credit Card Compared

Don’t let fair credit — credit score range of 550 to 640 — stop you from finding a credit card that will best serve your financial setup. (Got better credit? Consider other these credit cards.) Two popular choices are the Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard and the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card. I break down the distinct

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Changes Travel Benefits, Cuts Points: Is It Worth Keeping?
Aug 15

Chase Sapphire Preferred Changes Travel Benefits, Cuts Points: Is It Worth Keeping?

The Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card has been heralded as one of the best travel credit cards around. But, changes are coming — some good, some bad. Is it time to start looking for a new travel card? In an official announcement, Chase posted a list of upcoming changes to the card. Here are the major focal

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Best Credit Cards for People With Fair Credit 2014
Aug 13

Best Credit Cards for People With Fair Credit 2014

Not everyone has a pristine credit record and that is fine. Whatever the reason may be that you have fair (or average) credit, you can definitely work on improving it. With the right credit card for people with fair credit, you’ll be on your way to qualifying for some of the best credit cards on

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How Insurance Companies Like Nationwide Are Making a Push to Be Your Next Bank
Aug 12

How Insurance Companies Like Nationwide Are Making a Push to Be Your Next Bank

Insurance companies are telling banks to step aside as they make an aggressive push — you’ve probably seen some of their advertisements — to become your next bank. While big banks have seemingly-recovered from their tarnished reputations following the financial crisis, the entire consumer-banking industry has been booming, especially non-brick-and-mortar financial institutions. Major insurance brands

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Best Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers for Debt Consolidation 2014
Aug 07

Best Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers for Debt Consolidation 2014

Stuck in a pile of debt? Do what many other people are doing to dig themselves out: balance transfers. Pick from one of the best balance transfer card offers around to help you get started. Balance transfers 101 When you transfer a credit card balance, you’re essentially using one credit card to pay another credit.

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How the CIT-OneWest Bank Merger Could Affect You
Aug 06

How the CIT-OneWest Bank Merger Could Affect You

Customers of CIT Bank and OneWest Bank, prepare yourselves. The merger of the two banks will create a financial powerhouse that easily sits as one of the biggest retail banks in the U.S. Changes will happen, and it could affect your finances when the transition process begins. Online-only CIT Bank is set to acquire OneWest

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