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The solo traveler's guide to credit cards

The solo traveler's guide to
keep you and your cards safe

If you're traveling alone, this guide will show you what to look for in your credit cards, how to keep your finances safe and more.

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Study: ID theft hits an all-time high again

For the second year in a row, identity fraud has surged to a new high, with identity thieves targeting many more account types than credit and debit cards.

Javelin Research & Strategy reports that in 2017, 16.7 million Americans, or 6.6 percent of the population, were the victims of some kind of identity fraud. That's up from 15.4 million in 2016, when the share was 6.2 percent.

While the share of credit card fraud dropped, nine other types of accounts saw notable increases in fraud rates.

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See related: Poll: Many fear phone theft more than identity theft, Credit cards are top source of ID theft complaints, FTC says, First-time fraud victims likely to be hit again, More infographics.

'Your Business Credit'
Q&A with Elaine Pofeldt

Can a gas station charge
me for using my card?

Your Business Credit columnist Elaine Pofeldt

In many states, the answer is yes. As a business owner, give customers options to avoid surcharges. See Expert Q&A

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Chase Freedom reveals
2nd-quarter bonus category

Chase Freedom cardholders can earn 5 percent cash back on grocery, PayPal and Chase Pay purchases from April 1 through June 30. Freedom cardholders can now activate the second-quarter bonus.

AmEx Delta SkyMiles cards
offer up to 70,000 miles

American Express is running a special promotion from March 1 until April 11, 2018, that doubles the sign-up bonuses for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles and Gold Delta SkyMiles cards.

'Taking Charge' blog

John Egan

Learn from my flurry of
debt consolidation offers

John Egan | 3/19/2018

Many trees were chopped down to make all the debt consolidation offers I've recently received. But I'm hesitant to leap at any of them because they're not all in my best interest. See more

Poll: Lending out your card
often ends up costing you

More than a third of Americans who have lent credit cards to other people ended up getting stiffed, according to a new poll. The key finding: Lending out your credit card is an easy way to help someone – and hurt yourself.

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Credit card tip of the day

Priority Pass expands perks to restaurants, hotels: You can eat free at airport restaurants such as Bobby Van's Steakhouse in New York or Miami's Corona Beach House. Or, you could just take a nap in a small, private room.

Updated: 03-20-2018