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Tips for a long layover

Long airport layover?
Card perks and tips can help

Who said getting stuck at an airport for a few hours in between flights has to be a drag? These expert tips, and your cards, have you covered.

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Written financial plans correlate with smart money moves

Only about a quarter of Americans have a written financial plan, according to new research from Charles Schwab. But among those who do, it's far from their only healthy money habit.

For example, while about 1 in 4 nonplanners (26 percent) said they never carry a credit card balance and always make any loan payments on time, or have no debt at all, 42 percent of planners were able to say the same.

Similarly, only about a quarter of nonplanners (24 percent) reported having an emergency fund. But those with a written plan were more than 2.5 times as likely (65 percent) to say they had funds at the ready for an emergency.

Schwab's 2018 Modern Wealth Index survey was released May 15, 2018.

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'To Her Credit'
Q&A with Sally Herigstad

Why you shouldn't assume
adult son's debts on new card

To Her Credit columnist Sally Herigstad

It's natural to want to help, but putting your own finances in jeopardy is not the answer. See Expert Q&A

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New Chase Ink Unlimited
offers $500 sign-up bonus

Beyond the sign-up bonus of $500, the Chase Ink Business Unlimited credit card includes 1.5 percent cash back on every purchase, similar to the Chase Freedom Unlimited, but for business owners. Also, see our review of the Chase Ink Business Unlimited card.

Earn Southwest miles
by dining at restaurants

Airline dining programs are a great way to ring up points when you eat out (or carry out). Our guide shows you how to get the most of Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards Dining program.

Capital One Quicksilver
vs. Capital One Platinum?

The Capital One Quicksilver card and the Capital One Platinum card share the same issuer, but the two cards are a world away from the benefits they offer. We compared the Capital One Quicksilver vs. Capital One Platinum to help you decide which is right for you.

'Taking Charge' blog

Jeff Herman

Cut meal kit costs
using your rewards cards

Jeff Herman | 5/25/2018

Meal kits from Plated, Blue Apron and others are showing up in stores. This shift from kitchen-to-door to kitchen-to-store means savings for rewards card shoppers. See more

Poll: Millions of cardholders
are clueless about APRs

Millions of U.S. consumers are unaware of what it's costing them to carry balances on their credit cards, according to a new survey. The problem: As credit card interests rates rise, cardholders are footing a bigger bill.

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Credit card tip of the day

Applying for a mortgage soon? Don't open new credit cards! Lowering balances on your existing cards is a better strategy to get your credit in good shape.

Updated: 05-25-2018