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Chase Freedom Card $200 Bonus: It IS Real

In March, I applied for a Chase Freedom card after seeing their $250 bonus after first purchase ads. It sounds like a pretty sweet deal. However, when I received the card, I was a little bit confused about exactly what was offered as incentive. It wasn’t clear to me whether I will have to spend […]

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Did I Misread Discover Miles Card’s Promotion?

A year ago, when I opened a Discover Miles card to use their 12-month 0% balance transfer, I thought I also get 12,000 bonus miles, except that that bonus never came. As the promotion period is expiring, I called them last week to confirm the exact date that I will have to pay off the […]

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My Continued Problem with AMEX and the Unauthorized Charges

Since last December, I kept getting a $37.90 charge on my American Express TrueEarnings card. The charge was from an internet payment company in Netherlands for a monthly subscription fee. After I noticed it in February, I called AMEX immediately to report the unauthorized use of my card and was told there will be an […]

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Two Unexpected New Credit Cards

I got two new credit cards , but I really didn’t apply for any of them . Last night I received two new credit cards in the mail. One is from Bank of America and the other one is from Lowe’s. They are both replacements of the cards I already own. However, both of them […]

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Credit Cards with Fat Rewards

A couple of days ago CNNMoney has an article with a list of seven credit cards that give cardholders generous rewards (well, that’s just relative to the 1% reward that I can pretty much get from any card). Out of the seven cards mentioned in the article, I own two of them, Discover Miles card […]

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American Express to Allow Cardmembers Pay Mortgage with Their Cards

News is out this morning that American Express (announcement from AMEX) will soon allow its card members to pay monthly mortgage with AMEX cards and earn rewards at the same time. According to MarketWatch, American Home Mortgage Corp. will be the first lender to offer the Express Rewards Mortgage program for eligible prime loans. American […]

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Is the New Discover Motiva Card Encouraging Credit Card Debt?

Last night when I was checking my Discover card statement, I browsed their site and found a new card they are offering: the Discover Motiva Card. I don’t know exactly when this card was first available, but since I didn’t notice it last time I checked my account early this month, I guess it’s fairly […]

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No Pre-Set Spending Limit Credit Card: Is It Bad?

I recently received a notice from Citibank regarding upgrading my Dividend Platinum card to Dividend World MasterCard. Among the changes that come along with the new card, the “No Pre-Set Spending Limit” is one features I don’t have with any of my existing cards. At first, I thought it’s pretty cool to have a card […]

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