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Balance Transfer Fees: When Do They Make Sense?

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This is the way it too often goes: A consumer is overambitious with her credit card, accumulates a worrisome amount of debt, and then looks to transfer her debt to a new credit card with a low, maybe even 0%, introductory rate on balance transfers.
It seems a wise move.
But is it really?
Sometimes yes; sometimes no. It all depends on the card you’re considering, the balance-transfer fee it imposes, and the balance transfer APR you’ll pay early on and over time.

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8 Habits for Staying Out of Credit Card Debt

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Debt is a four-letter word – it’s both “good” and “evil.”
Which one of those words it depends entirely on how you use debt. Use it judiciously for the purchases you can afford, and debt can be one of the best financial tools in your toolbox – allowing you to save money, accumulate travel rewards and miles, or to simply snap up a bargain when you find it if you don’t have the cash immediately available.

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Capital One Venture is adding JetBlue as a transfer partner

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Capital One is strengthening its credit card rewards program by adding a popular United States-based airline to its growing roster of transfer partners: JetBlue.

Users of Capital One credit cards, such as the Capital One Venture Rewards credit card and the Capital One Spark Miles for a Business credit card can now transfer points to JetBlue’s TrueBlue rewards program.

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How to Pre-Qualify for Best Credit Cards and Get Approved

Keeping a good credit score is important. A high credit score can do everything for you from being approved for a lower loan rate, earning a huge credit card bonus, lowering your insurance premiums, and getting hired for your dream job. One of the ways to keep your credit score high is to limit your inquiries. When you only apply for pre-qualified credit cards and pre-approved credit cards, you are protecting your good credit score by focusing on credit cards that you have the best chance of getting approved for.

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Capital One Savor Credit Card – The Best Cash Back For Dining & Entertainment

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Foodies rejoice! Capital One now offers the highest cash back on dining and entertainment of any credit card available. You can earn an unlimited 4% cash back on every dining and entertainment purchases that you make. The Capital One Savor credit card also offers one of the highest sign-up bonuses I’ve ever seen on a pure cash back credit card. Plus, the annual fee of $95 is waived the first year. This card is definitely on top of my list of best cashback credit cards.

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14 Southwest International Destinations for Your Next Getaway

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Southwest Airlines is my favorite domestic airline due to their awesome customer service, no-frills approach and great benefits, like the Southwest Companion Pass. But did you know that there are 14 Southwest international destinations to choose from?

That’s right, you can get the same excellent service and low prices when flying to select international destinations as you do when flying on a domestic Southwest flight. It’s no wonder that Southwest credit cards are among the most popular credit cards to have in your wallet.

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Getting Approved for a Business Credit Card Is Easier Than You Think

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Although business credit cards are primarily used to keep your personal and business expenses separate, there’s an even better reason to get one. Experts use business credit cards as a way to double up on many of the available credit card bonuses. Read this guide to find out what a business credit card is, why you want one and which card is right for you.

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New Details Leaked About the Amazon Amex Business Credit Card

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Back in June, American Express announced that they were working with Amazon to issue a business card. A launch date still hasn’t been announced, but images of the card’s design recently surfaced, suggesting that it will be available soon.

While I would certainly qualify for a small business card—most people do—I’m not sure I’m going to want the Amex Amazon card. As a Prime member and Chase-issued Amazon Prime Visa Signature cardholder, I’ve been pretty happy.

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How Do Credit Cards Airline Miles Work?

You save up all year to take your family on a vacation. But it just seems to take so long and the tickets keep getting more expensive. Isn’t there a better way? We’re going to show you how to earn airline miles quickly so you can save money by booking your next vacation with those miles.

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New Benefits for the SPG Amex Credit Cards: Huge Sign-Up Bonuses and More

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The new SPG credit card bonuses are now available. And they’re exciting, easily topping any bonus we’ve ever seen for these cards. You’ll get 75,000 points with the SPG personal card and a huge 100,000 points with the business card.

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American Express Starwood Luxury Credit Card Announced

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With the merger of the Marriott and SPG hotel portfolios, there is a new opportunity to earn hotel rewards. Existing American Express SPG and Marriott Rewards credit cards will remain open for current cardholders. The rewards program is changing and so are the credit card benefits, but there are also new credit cards being issued. The American Express SPG Luxury Card is rumored to launch on August 23, 2018, with some really enticing benefits. Read on to learn about the changes to your favorite cards.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score Quickly

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Your credit score is the key to so many important decisions in your life. Landing a job. Renting an apartment or buying a home. Getting insurance. And, for those of us who love to travel, being approved for the premium credit cards we love so much. But, what happens if your credit score needs some help? Here are the best ways that I know to improve your credit health and your credit score.

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Step-By-Step Guide to the Shopping Cart Trick: Get a Credit Card Without a Hard Pull

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Having great credit allows you to apply for all of the best credit cards. But what happens if you have some dings on your credit report? Are you out of luck? There happens to be a way to start repairing your credit  through something known as the Shopping Cart Trick.

Never heard of it? We’ll share what it is, how to use it and which stores offer you the best chance at approval.

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How to Get Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualify for Bank of America Credit Cards

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As a financial journalist, I have to admit something potentially embarrassing: I didn’t know anything about pre-qualifying for a credit card until a few years into my career. In my early  college days when I had no money and no sense (or cents), I actually thought that I could get one of the high-end Amex cards.y

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card: Should You Upgrade?

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It seems that every airline and hotel is launching a premium version of their credit cards. Now it’s Southwest’s turn.

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Chase Refer-A-Friend Bonus: Earn Points the Easy Way

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There are many ways to earn travel rewards, like flying, staying at a hotel or getting a new credit card. Did you know that some credit cards will give you bonus points for referring your friends? Here’s everything you need to know about the Chase Refer-A-Friend bonus.

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Best Credit Cards for Students: How to Get Cash Back and Free Travel

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When you are in college, you’re preparing for both your career and your financial future. On campus or during Spring Break, you may be tempted by the allure of a free frisbee or t-shirt, but don’t fall for these tired marketing tricks. Instead, get one of the best credit cards for students to build your credit so you can eventually qualify for the cards with the best rewards and benefits.

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Citi Price Rewind Program: Tips for Maximizing This Valuable Benefit Based on New Limits

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Price Protection is a valuable benefit because it protects cardholders in case something they buy goes on sale shortly after purchase. Citibank has been one of the leaders in price protection because this benefit is available on almost every consumer credit card they offer.

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British Airways Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

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When I talk to my friends about British Airways, they often wonder why I would focus on an airline that doesn’t fly within the United States.

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The Best Credit Cards to Use For Any Hotel Stay (Including Airbnb)

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It’s satisfying when you can book a hotel room with points. There are literally thousands of hotels around the world where you can use points from hotel cards and other travel cards to stay for free.

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