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Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?
Sep 03

Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?

Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier this month, I covered some of the major changes that were coming to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, one of the more popular travel rewards credit cards. Recently, I got an email notice that my Chase Freedom card will be experiencing some changes as well… and they’re not good

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What You Need to Know About the Latest Bank Security Hack
Sep 02

What You Need to Know About the Latest Bank Security Hack

Big banks experience cyber attacks nearly every day, according to JPMorgan Chase Bank. That scary admission comes in response to the latest banks security hack on Chase and other big banks. The raiders are said to have used sophisticated and unique malware to get deep enough into the banks’ computer systems to delete and manipulate

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Checking Account Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks
Aug 31

Checking Account Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks

Free checking accounts have been non-existent at major U.S. banks for quite some time now, but you can still get your checking accounts for free. Many banks are willing to waive the cost of these pesky monthly fees when certain requirements are met — typically by maintaining a minimum balance or by posting direct deposits

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5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score
Aug 30

5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score

Learning how to boost your credit profile is never a bad thing, as many of us try to stretch our dollars by using credit. Most consumers that have excellent credit habits have established solid financial routines that we can all learn from. Here is a look at the best habits of consumers with excellent credit.

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Shopping
Aug 28

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Shopping

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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Will Banks Open on Labor Day?

Will Banks Open on Labor Day?

Labor Day commemorates the incredible economic and social achievements of American workers — and it’s also a much-needed holiday that provides a three-day weekend for many. Businesses and financial institutions will be affected. Find out which banks are open on Labor Day — we break it down for you in our holiday schedule for the

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Student Checking Account Comparison at the Top 10 U.S. Banks
Aug 27

Student Checking Account Comparison at the Top 10 U.S. Banks

September is quickly approaching — which means your high school graduates will finally become college students. There’s a saying that goes: “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It’s up to you now to teach your college-bound child

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6 Likely Reasons Why You Experienced a Credit Score Drop
Aug 26

6 Likely Reasons Why You Experienced a Credit Score Drop

A sudden drop in your credit score can come as a shock. Often it’s not clear to you why it happened. What’s worse, you may have done something you thought would improve your credit score. But because of the perverse logic of credit reporting and evaluation, it backfired instead. It’s important for you to understand

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

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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How to Negotiate Credit Card Retention So You Can Dodge Your Annual Fee

How to Negotiate Credit Card Retention So You Can Dodge Your Annual Fee

It seemed like a good deal. That credit card you signed up for had great terms, it came with a gift of bonus points to boost your account, and even a waiver of the first year’s annual fee. But now that the card’s anniversary is coming around you’re having second thoughts because, for this year,

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