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The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge
Sep 02

The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge

The US Open Tennis Championships 2014 will be held from August 26 through September 9 at Flushing Meadows just outside of Manhattan. Along with appearances by big tennis pros like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, major credit card companies like Chase and American Express also have a huge presence throughout the tournament. In

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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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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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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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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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Benefits of the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard to Reduce Your Interest Payments
Aug 05

Benefits of the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard to Reduce Your Interest Payments

Interest is the financial phenomenon that keeps you in credit card debt. So, avoid it like the plague. Understandably, it is difficult for many people to pay off all debt at once, which is why the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard deserves a mention. The card’s benefits get you on a path towards a debt-free life, mostly

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Capital One® Platinum Prestige and Citi Simplicity Compared
Aug 01

Capital One® Platinum Prestige and Citi Simplicity Compared

During your search for the most suitable low-interest credit card, you surely must have come across the Capital One® Platinum Prestige Credit Card and Citi Simplicity. They are two of the popular credit cards that many people will consider when they want to cut down on the interest paid on their credit card balances. But,

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Will CIT-OneWest Merger Deliver More Bank for Your Buck?
Jul 29

Will CIT-OneWest Merger Deliver More Bank for Your Buck?

As last week’s proposed acquisition of OneWest Bank by CIT Group illustrates, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the banking sector is on a tear, no matter how you parse the numbers. Through mid-May of 2014, there were 87 bank deals, a 32 percent leap over the same period a year earlier and more than double

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Try These 3 Easy Tricks to Avoid the American Express Serve Monthly Fee
Jul 28

Try These 3 Easy Tricks to Avoid the American Express Serve Monthly Fee

To consumers like you and me, monthly fees are the bane of financial accounts. If we’re not paying those fees, we’re jumping through hoops to avoid them. Even for an extremely consumer-friendly prepaid card such as American Express Serve, there’s a pestering $1 monthly fee ($0 in NY, TX and VT). Frankly, it’s not much.

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