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Best Travel Credit Card for 2017
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Airline cards, hotel cards, travel rewards cards… frequent travelers have many options when choosing a new card. While some travel cards offer redemption options like gift cards, merchandise, etc., you’ll usually get the most favorable redemption rate when redeeming points for travel. Some travel cards also offer a higher rewards rate on travel-related purchases. The […]

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Here’s How Much Your Insurance Goes Up After an Accident
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Planning to file a claim with your auto insurance? If so, you should brace yourself for higher premiums. This warning comes courtesy of a joint study between InsuranceQuotes and Quadrant Information Services. According to the data, drivers who made claims in 2016 saw their policy premiums increase by an average of 44.1%. The study looked at the […]

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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2017
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If you want to earn rewards quickly (who doesn’t?), it’s important to choose a card that aligns with your spending habits and goals. With the number of cards out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the options — but don’t worry. We’ve done the research to make finding your ideal rewards card quick […]

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Questions About Taxes, Pepper Mills, Career Choices, Buying Cars with Cash, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Career, marriage, and life crossroads 2. Taxes for disabled veterans 3. Paying off a lease early? 4. Queen of Versailles 5. Buying a […]

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Three Things Nobody Tells You About Your Credit
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If you’re like most Americans, you probably learned absolutely nothing about credit as a part of your high school or college education. As a result, many young adults enter the “real” world grossly unprepared when it comes to their credit management skills. This is very unfortunate since credit can have such a profound impact on […]

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Why Your Credit Score Could Get a Big Boost This July
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It’s doubtful many of you know what the CDIA or the NCAP are, but you need to know, and you need to know right now. People who have tax liens or civil judgments appearing on their credit reports are about to get a huge Christmas present… in July. The credit bureaus this week announced they’re going to […]

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Three Common Credit Mistakes and How to Fix Them
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If credit was easy, then everyone would have a VantageScore or FICO score of 850. But it’s not easy, and mistakes happen. Your challenge as a consumer of credit is to be smart enough to distinguish between what’s right and what’s a mistake, so you can avoid them at all costs. Credit Mistake No. 1: Co-Signing […]

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An Advanced Degree Can Help You Earn More Money – and Spend It All, If You’re Not Careful
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For many college graduates, an advanced degree is a one-way ticket to earning more. By working beyond a bachelor’s degree, new graduates can climb the corporate ladder, move into middle or upper management, and perhaps score a higher-ranking position at a new firm. While not all jobs that require advanced degrees pay enough to justify […]

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Unpaid Taxes and Your Credit
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“…but in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.”  –Benjamin Franklin Welcome to tax season. For many people in the U.S., filing taxes can be something to look forward to, namely those who will receive a refund. For other people, filing taxes can also be a stressful experience if you know you’re going […]

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Don’t Fall for These Credit Repair Scams
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Have you ever struggled with credit problems? If so, chances are you’ve probably wished, at least once, for a solution to erase all your credit troubles. After all, bad credit can cause your life to be quite stressful and more expensive. It can lead to the denial of loan applications, difficulty finding an affordable place […]

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How Late Can I Make a Payment Before It Shows Up on My Credit Report?
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One of the more commonly misunderstood and misreported aspects of credit reporting is exactly when a late payment will show up on your credit report. And, taking it one step further, when a late payment will potentially harm your credit scores. Safe to say, it’s complicated — because of the voluntary nature of the credit reporting […]

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