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Use Credit Cards Responsibly and Increase Credit Score

The last time I checked my credit score was last June and it was 699, largely due to the more than $50,000 0% balance transfers I put on four cards. At that time, I used FICO’s Score Simulator to estimate what my score will be if I pay off all the balances by the end […]

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Citi Elite PremierPass Card Received

A little over a week ago, I applied a Citi Elite PremierPass credit card after seeing some discussion on FatWallet forum. What interested me were the promise of no annual fee, which is usually $75, 15,000 bonus points after 1st purchase, and 0% balance transfer for 12 months At the time when I applied for […]

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Credit Card Companies’ Evil Tricks

A couple of days ago, I read an article on MSN Money with the title “Credit card companies’ evil tricks.” The article is interesting because it reveals what the author, Liz Weston, considers as “foul play” between credit card companies and us, the card holders. Here’s the summary from the article. For details, use the […]

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Citi PremierPass Card with No Annual Fee

This deal is from FatWallet. It seems to be a good deal, with the only question being whether the fee is waived permanently or only for one year. If this is a concern, you can always cancel the card after getting the bonus points. The fine print says the balance transfer is good within 12 […]

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Captial One’s Dirty Trick

Capital One's "What's in your wallet?" commercial already made me sick (that's why I don't have any their no-hassle card), this story on MSN Money about Capital One's dirty trick to collect more fees disgusted me even more. When Brad Kehn received his first credit card from Capital One Financial in 2004, it took him […]

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Fidelity 529 College Rewards MasterCard

When MBNA and Bank of America merged their online access last month, my MBNA AAA credit card has been moved to BoA and I can access the credit card using the same login as my BoA bank account. But my Fidelity 529 College Rewards card, which was also issued by MBNA was left out. What […]

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Best Way to Transfer Balance

In my yesterday’s post, So How Many Credit Cards Can You Have and Still Get a Good Credit Score?, I said that at one time back in June I had nearly $51,000 balance on four credit cards, all due to 0% balance transfers. I LOVE (yes, LOVE) to take free loans from credit cards (new […]

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Study Warns Privacy Risk of No-Swipe Credit Cards

I read an article yesterday on the New York Times website about the potential privacy risk of no-swipe credit cards, those cards that don’t require manually swiping through a machine, therefore, no signature needed. For a customer with a no-swipe card (for example, the Blink card from Chase), all he/she needs to do is waving […]

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