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December, 2013

Best Rewards Credit Cards for Travel, 2014

*Last updated December 2014 There are two kinds of airline credit cards available; those that earn bonus rewards for booking with any airline, including OTA (online travel agencies), and those that will earn you bonus rewards for booking with a specific airline. For those that don't fly very frequently -like those that travel for business- it may be in your best interest to get a credit card that earns rewards that can be redeemed for travel purchases with any airline or car rental agency. If your closest airport is relatively small, too, it's probably best to choose a rewards credit card that…

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18th

December, 2014

FinanceU: Easing the financial burden of college

Obtaining a college degree is a huge financial burden to many students and their parents, and it’s only getting worse. Figuring out how to cover the cost of tuition and additional expenses for college can be a daunting task. However, if you start planning early, it may not be as big of a strain as it seems. CompareCards' FinanceU  There are important steps you can take before, during, and after college that can make paying for your education more manageable. FinanceU offers information and resources tailored to new and existing college students. This information will help them navigate the complicated…

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12th

December, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: December 6-12, 2014

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for December 6-12, 2014. CFPB Proposes New Rules for Plastic The CFPB has been working hard to protect consumers against outrageous fees incurred from prepaid products. The Proposed Rule will include prepaid products such as stored value cards,…

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11th

December, 2014

Why Carrying a Balance on a Rewards Card Defeats the Purpose

Do you race your minivan around a track? Do you try to stuff your kids and their soccer gear into a Ferrari? Of course not, because doing so would be impractical, costly, or even dangerous. Different products are designed for vastly different uses, and it makes no sense to try to use an otherwise well designed thing, for something it was never meant to do. The same principle holds true for credit cards. Those who carry a balance should be using a credit card with the lowest possible interest rate, while those who pay their balances in full should be earning…

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10th

December, 2014

Starbuck’s Card Review  

Although the Starbuck’s Card is not actually a credit card, it does have some similarities to a prepaid debit card. This card works like a prepaid debit card because you can load anywhere from $5.00 to $500.00 onto the card either online, through the app, or at participating stores. What makes the card different from a prepaid debit card, however, is that the Starbuck’s Card has a rewards program for cardholders. Right now, Starbucks is running an excellent contest where 14 lucky winners will win Starbucks for life in the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway* Contest! Here how…

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9th

December, 2014

What’s The Deal With Secured Credit Cards?

Have you ever seen a platypus? It is a small furry brown creature that looks like an odd hybrid between duck and a beaver, and it even lays eggs. Although unusual and somewhat rare, it is ideally suited for the wetland environment of eastern Australia. Secured credit cards are also rare and unusual things that are very well suited to particular circumstances. Some may think of these products as a cross between a debit card and a credit card, but like the platypus, the reality is a little bit more nuanced. How Secured Cards Work Secured credit cards were designed for the consumer that cannot qualify for a standard,…

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