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9 travel rewards tips
for cash back cardholders

If you'd like to earn travel rewards but prefer the simplicity of a cash back card, we have you covered. These tips will help you save on travel by using the right cash back cards.

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Millennials go mobile to manage their money – and check their credit scores

Nine out of 10 Americans aged 18-37 use their smartphones to look up personal finance information, and 8 in 10 make financial transactions with their devices.

The findings come from a new report by the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at George Washington University. The study found that a vast majority of millennials use their phones to compare prices (82 percent), and two-thirds (67 percent) track spending on their phones.

About half of the respondents (47 percent) said they frequently or sometimes check their credit scores with their phones, with women edging out men on this behavior (51 percent for female millennials versus 44 percent for males).

The TIAA Institute and GFLEC conducted their study in January 2018, among 1,007 U.S. adults age 18 and older. The findings were released Sept. 15.

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Millennials go mobile to manage their money and check their credit scores

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'Your Business Credit'
Q&A with Elaine Pofeldt

Calculate 'total revenue' when
your business accepts cards

'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt

If your business accepts credit cards, credit card processing fees won't affect the "total revenue" of a transaction – but they do affect your "profit." Here's how to enter card processing fees in your books.
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Chase unveils its cash back
category for Q4 2018

Chase has announced the 5 percent cash back category for the fourth quarter of 2018. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, Chase Freedom cardholders can earn 5 percent back at wholesale clubs, departments stores and Chase Pay purchases up to $1,500 in combined purchases upon enrollment.


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Coming soon: Earn 60,000 points
with Chase Sapphire Banking

To celebrate the launch of a new premium checking account known as Sapphire Banking, Chase has unveiled plans to launch an exclusive offer to Chase Sapphire cardholders in October 2018. The promotion will give Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card members – who open or upgrade to a Sapphire Banking account and make $75,000 in qualifying deposits and investments – 60,000 bonus points.




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Discover's new business card pays
1.5% cash back on all purchases

Discover has introduced a new, no-fee credit card designed for business owners – the Discover it® Business Card. In addition to not charging an annual fee, the flat-rate card offers unlimited 1.5 percent cash back on everything you buy.


Marriott Rewards Guide

With the merger between Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton hotels complete, Marriott is officially the world's largest hotel company, and, with this move, Marriott Rewards may have cemented its place as the ultimate hotel rewards program. Read on to learn how to earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points.


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Credit tip of the day

How to keep your rewards points from being stolen: Your credit card, airline or hotel rewards could be a target for theft. Here's how to protect your rewards points and what to do in case they are stolen.



Updated: 09-25-2018