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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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Citi Dividend Platinum Card Upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard

Notice in the mail from Citi says that my now little used Citi Dividend Platinum card is being upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard. After the upgrade (well, I don’t expect them to call any change “downgrade” even if it turns for worse like last time what FIA did on Fidelity 529 cards), the card essentially […]

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Citi Professional Card $100 Gift Card

Here’s another bonus offer from Citi card. Apply for a Citi Professional Card and get 10,000 bonus ThankYou Points after your first purchase that can then be redeemed for a $100 gift card. Get 3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend at restaurants, gas stations, on auto rentals and at certain office supply merchants. […]

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Taking the First Step to Simplicity

Last night when I called American Express to dispute the seemingly never ending charges on my Costco card from Netherlands (yes, it came again and AMEX only told me to be [more] patient after 8 weeks of investigation), I took the first step toward simplifying our finance by asking AMEX to close one of my […]

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Reader Question: Is it OK to Get a Business Credit Card when I Don’t Own a Business?

I got this email from a reader this morning regarding Chase business card: I have received multiple pre-approval letters from chase for a business credit card. 3% cash back at home improvement centers, 3% cash back at restaurants, 3% cash back at Staples and such. Being a new home owner the lure of 3% cash […]

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