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Merrick Bank’s Preapproved Credit Cards – It’s Ok to Say “No”

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Building credit anew or rebuilding credit after some sort of financial disaster can be a struggle. It’s often a chicken-and-an-egg situation in which you can’t get a good credit card because your credit is so bad – on non-existent – and you can’t build or rebuild your credit because you can’t get a good credit card.
Several credit-card providers have stepped into that void with cards that help you establish credit when you’ve never had it, or which will help you rebuild credit after you’ve destroyed yours originally.

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The Best Luxury Credit Cards to Own – But Think Twice About Applying for Others

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There was a time when the only truly exclusive credit card was the American Express Centurion card – known almost ominously as “the Black Card.” So exclusive was it that American Express never really commented on its actual existence. 
The card was almost mythological and all that was generally known was that one needed to make a lot of money – and spend a lot of money of an Amex card – to even, maybe, be invited to apply.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card – Should You Apply?

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Southwest Airlines has unleashed a new business credit card on the world, and it’s a good one, particularly if you’re a regular flyer on Southwest.
The new card is the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card, which offers an enhanced day-of-travel experience and opportunities for accelerated earning in key business spending categories.

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Save Your Business Time and Money with monday.com

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It’s the most dreaded day of the week. Those Mondays where you have to kiss your fun-filled, relaxing weekends behind, get up early, dress for success and head back to work. So how do you beat a case of the Mondays and ensure you’re heading back to a fulfilling, enriching work environment where teams can collaborate quickly and effectively? Enter a company called monday.com. Matt Burns, head of customer success at monday.com, spoke to RewardExpert about the company’s products and mission. “monday.com is reframing the conversation around work and Mondays by promoting positive, productive work environments and atmospheres,” he said.

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Tractor Supply Credit Card: Think Twice Before You Click “Apply”

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Many large retailers have store branded credit cards. If you are a frequent shopper at Tractor Supply, the credit card may help you save money in certain situations. But if you are looking for a credit card with a robust cash-back or rewards program, there are superior options available from other credit card issuers. 

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Affirm Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Credit Card Purchases

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Are you tired of teaser offers that don’t last, sky-high rates and credit card balances that continue to grow thanks to compound interest? If so, it’s time to take a closer look at Affirm.
RewardExpert spoke with Elizabeth Dixon Allin, Vice President of Communications, about the inspiration behind the innovative micro-lender and how any consumer can take advantage of the company’s alternative to traditional credit card purchases.

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Lincoln Financial Group Helps Your Employees Achieve Retirement Success

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Do you offer retirement planning as part of your small business employee benefit package? If not, you may be in danger of losing good workers to your competitors who do. According to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, retirement savings plans were offered by 67 percent of employers in 2018. Within the companies offering this benefit, 79 percent of employees participated.  
RewardExpert recently spoke with Joseph Mrozek, vice president and national sales manager for Lincoln Financial Group’s retirement plan services, about why a retirement savings plan is an important employee benefit and why employers should choose Lincoln Financial Group to provide it.

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The Five Best Pubs in Prague for Real Czech Beer

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Think of beer, think of Germany.
Think again.
Here in Prague, the Czechs put Germans to shame when it comes to knocking back brews. Czechs drink, on average, 143 liters of beer each year per person, far outpacing the nearest competitor – Namibia, at 108 liters.

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Ann Taylor Credit Card: Only Useful For an Ann Taylor Fans

As with so many retailers, fashion retailer Ann Taylor has its own affinity credit card – the Ann Taylor Comenity Mastercard. If you’re an Ann Taylor fan, the card’s probably not a bad deal because of the exclusive benefit it offers.
But if for the typical credit-card customer, there are far better cards with far better benefits for you to consider.

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TD Cash Credit Card: There are Better Cash Back Credit Card Options

For consumers who frequently dine out or who are stay-at-home wannabe chefs, the TD Cash Credit Card seems like a worthy option, what with its 3% cash back feature on dining and 2% on grocery store purchases. And among cash back cards, those aren’t bad benefits. But … you can do better if you’re looking for a lucrative cash back credit card.

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How to Pay Less then 0.5% APR for a $15,000 Loan in 10 Years

Extinguishing credit card debt is one of the most grueling debt-management processes imaginable. The high rates of interest most credit cards charge can make the process seem never-ending. And it’s demoralizing to see so much of your monthly payment go toward interest and so little go toward paying down the balance.

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4 Questions Answered to Help You Choose the Right Credit Card for You

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Perhaps when you were young, people warned you about the dangers of a credit card. Whoever thought a small plastic card could lead to so much debt and potential financial prison?

Those warnings didn’t come without reason though, as just over 40% of families in the United States have some sort of credit card debt. Add that with $1200 of average annual interest and a credit card can look scary from the outside.

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Keeping the Home Away from Home

Whenever you travel, you sometimes try to forget whatever is at home. The work emails, the busy calls, rush hour traffic or your upstairs neighbor who vacuums at 3 A.M.

But that’s the point of a vacation, you’re supposed to get away, chill out and just relax. Want to sit on the beach all day? Do it. Want to go see every art museum in town? Do it.

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Create Engaging Animated Video at a Budget-Friendly Price with Vyond

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Whether you’re onboarding new employees, training a current workforce, educating customers or marketing to prospects, video is the next best thing to communicating face-to-face. RewardExpert recently spoke with Stacy Adams, head of marketing at Vyond, to learn how the company’s easy-to-use platform is putting the power of engaging animation within reach of every business budget.

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Citi Balance Transfer Cards: The 3 Best Options

I have a pretty good idea that if you’re reading this, you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of credit card debt and you’re looking for the best card you can use for 0% APR balance transfers.
Numerous credit card companies offer this, and Citi has some of the more popular ones. But is Citi the best?
Let’s take a look at what Citi offers…

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Companies Save Money on Software Development with Topcoder

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Whether you’re a small startup or a Fortune 500 company, you want quality and predictability from the designers and developers you enlist to create mobile apps, websites and software for your business. Of course, finding those professionals can be time-consuming, and projects don’t always go as planned—leading to delays and bigger-than-budgeted invoices. Unless, that is, you use Topcoder to crowdsource solutions to your technology needs.
RewardExpert spoke with Mike Morris, CEO of Topcoder, about how the growing global community of design, development, and data science experts is delivering affordable digital solutions fast.  

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Voices.com – Save Time and Get Talent All on One Platform

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Connecting businesses with voice talent has never been easier than with Voices.com. If you are a business needing a voiceover done quickly, or if you’re a professional artist looking to make extra money from home, Voices.com is the place to help save you time and money. RewardExpert had the privilege of connecting with David Ciccarelli, co-founder and CEO of Voices.com to discuss his business, and how it has really impacted the voiceover industry.

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Stay Secure and Save Money with Yubico

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Security is one of the most pressing issues on the internet today. After all, cyber breaches and malware attacks can cost companies billions of dollars and can break trust with customers. With so much at stake, companies need to stay ahead of the curve to stay secure.  One company at the forefront of security is Yubico. Jerrod Chong, chief solutions officer at Yubico, spoke to RewardExpert about how Yubico is making the internet safer. “We believe that the time for everyone to embrace strong authentication is now,” said Chong.

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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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Drive Business Growth While Reducing Costs with Magento

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According to Internet Retailer, a premier online business information resource, consumers spent $517.36 billion online at U.S. merchants in 2018, a 15 percent increase over the prior year. B2B online spending is also increasing, with one expert resource predicting U.S. B2B ecommerce will reach $1.8 trillion by 2023. What does this mean for you? If you’re not already doing business online, you’re leaving potentially significant revenue on the table.

Of course, developing your ecommerce sales channel requires a financial investment. But it doesn’t have to be a huge one. We spoke to Andy Barker, head of payments and digital experience at Magento, an Adobe Company, about how the leading provider of cloud commerce innovation is helping merchants drive business growth without breaking the bank.

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