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Loophole in the Credit Card ACT Can Actually Extend Your Debt

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If a credit card offer looks too good, it usually is! The Credit CARD Act of 2009 went into full effect in February 2010, and it appeared that lawmakers were going to reign-in excessive finance charges. During Congressional debate, legislators looked at the high, double-digit rates that lenders applied to purchases and cash advances along [...]

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Published on July 9th, 2010 - Leave a Comment
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6 Powerful iPhone Credit Card Applications

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If you own an iPhone, it’s probably been a long time since you called your bank to check your credit card status. Apple’s mobile devices help you stay on top of expenses, and a handful of credit card applications are must-haves:
Combination Credit Card Apps
Thanks to apps that mash up information from multiple banks, track all [...]

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Published on July 2nd, 2010 - Leave a Comment
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$10 Prepaid Visa Card for Staying at Hampton Inn

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This isn’t explicitly credit card related, but… Hampton Inn is running a holiday promo where they’ll give you a $10 prepaid Visa card if you stay with them between November 4th, 2008 and January 5th, 2009.
To qualify, visit this holiday promotion page to initiate your reservation. Just be sure that “Hampton Holidays 08” is selected [...]

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Published on November 19th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Use Quicken Online for Free

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If you’re looking for a way to keep track of your credit cards, bank accounts, etc. you might be interested to know that, as of today, you can use Quicken Online for free. Here’s the scoop:
Quicken is excited to announce that Quicken Online will become FREE starting Monday, October 13th. Until recently, Quicken Online was [...]

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Published on October 13th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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WaMu Online CD Offer for 0% Balance Transfer Arbitrage

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If you’re interested in making money with 0% balance transfers, but have been sitting on the sidelines due to generally low interest rates, then check this out…
WaMu is currently offering 5% APY on their 12 month online CDs. This beats the best available online savings account interest rates by a long shot, and creates a [...]

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Published on September 7th, 2008 - One Comment
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Make Money With Vintage Credit Cards

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Did you know that collectible credit cards can be worth hundreds, or even thousands of dollars? While most of the recent eBay listings for vintage credit cards are for much less than this, celebrity cards can actualy be quite valuable. In fact, according to Chuck Jennings of the American Credit Card Collectors Society, Elvis Presley’s [...]

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Published on August 28th, 2008 - 3 Comments
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Get a Discount on Quicken 2009

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This isn’t 100% credit card related, but… Intuit is currently offering a discount on Quicken 2009 and related products. The new version came out on September 3rd, and you can discounts of 20%-36% off their full line of products.
Here are the links to the discounted products:

Quicken Deluxe 2009 ($59.99 $44.99 – 25% discount)
Quicken Premier 2009 [...]

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Published on August 28th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Credit Card Declined? Start a Drunken Brawl

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In case you missed it, former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested yesterday in Osaka, Japan for attacking a bar manager and otherwise wreaking havoc after his credit card was declined. Irabu apparently started the night with twenty “jugs” of beer and finished it by shoving the manager against the wall, pulling his [...]

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Published on August 21st, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Earning Credit Card Miles in Unusual Ways

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Last night, my wife and I were watching a re-run of “Two and a Half Men.” In this particular episode, Alan (who’s a somewhat neurotic divorcee) was asking his playboy brother Charlie for details on how to hire a prostitute. Their exchange was both hilarious and a perfect match for a site called Credit Addict…
Alan: [...]

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Published on August 12th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Free Amazon Prime Trial Membership

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This isn’t strictly credit card-related, but it’s a pretty good deal that I though was worth mentioning. Amazon.com is currently offering a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Prime, it’s their shipping program that provides you with free two-day delivery of just about anything that would otherwise qualify for [...]

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Published on August 11th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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