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Summer Scams To Avoid

Summer may be the season to relax thieves are in full swing is attempting to rip you off. So here are some very common summertime scams you can avoid because we're going to point them out! While we are always looking for a bargain, especially when planning a vacation, beware of the vacation rental...
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Five Thing Predicted To Be Extinct In Ten Years

Can you imagine a world where there is no iTunes or credit cards? Best-selling author and futurist Michael McQueen, draws upon a decade of research into future trends and makes some pretty bold predictions for our world by 2028. One of them is the elimination of credit and debit cards. Because of...
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App Reports Your Rent Payment To Improve Your Credit Score

Building a positive credit history can be a challenge for those trying to establish credit and those who've had some rough times. Making on-time payments on your loans and credit cards are a good way to get good marks but your credit score doesn’t take into account one big bill you probably pay...
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Woman Mistakenly Tips Server using Her PIN Instead

A momentary slip of the mind has cost one woman over $7,000. A French woman was at a coffee shop and had requested to pay her bill that equals around $23.76 USD. She wanted to include a tip but mistakenly entered her PIN of 7686 in the section designated for a tip. So instead of leaving a $5 tip,...
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A 15 Minute Phone Call Could Save You $2,500

Is 15 minutes of your time worth saving up to $35? It pays to call your credit card company if they’re trying to hit you with a fee. A recent survey found that most creditors will back down if you simply call them out. A CreditCards.com survey found that 84% of major credit card holders who asked...
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When It Comes To Kids, Cash IS Still King

One of the best lessons you can teach your children is the value of money and many offer advice of giving your child a credit card to learn that responsibility. However the best route is to use cash. In an ever increasing cashless society, paper and coin money finite, unlike plastic. But paying...
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How To Remove Bad Marks On Your Credit Report

Nothing can stop the excitement of making a major purchase, like a house or car, faster than getting denied a line of credit. Not to mention if could be a determining factor in getting insurance and even a job! More than one in five consumers have a "potentially material error" in their credit file...
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Credit Card Issuers Ditch The Signature At Purchase

You probably have noticed this more often lately. After inserting your credit card into the reader the signature page never comes up as your transaction is completed. Beginning this month, major credit card issuers, including Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover, will no longer require...
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Some Lesser Known Perks Of Amazon Prime

You may be new to Amazon Prime membership or have enjoyed the benefits for quite some time. But there are more than just free shipping, movies and TV shows and music, there are a few lesser known benefits. For instance, you have virtually unlimited photo storing space. PrimePhotos can be accessed...
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1 In Three Americans Burned By Lending Their Credit Card To Friends And Family

Money might be able to buy you happiness but lending your credit card is a surefire way to end a friendship and cause a family controversy for many years to come. A recent survey by credit cards.com found that more than 36 million people have been burned by lending their credit card to someone...
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