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Can you really win
the balance transfer game?

Many consumers turn to balance transfer offers to work their way out of debt. Unfortunately, they don't always pan out the way we want. Here's how to win the balance transfer game.

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Millennials most candid when discussing money with future spouses

Recent survey data shows millennial couples consistently reported greater transparency and more candid discussion with their future spouses on a number of financial fronts than did Generation X or baby boomer couples.

Take debt, for instance. Forty-four percent of married millennials said they had discussed their existing debt with their partner before the wedding.

This is in comparison to 39 percent for married Gen Xers and just a third (33 percent) of married boomers.

This survey was conducted online by the Harris Poll and administered by SunTrust Banks. The survey's results were released Jan. 7.

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Millennials most candid when discussing money with future spouses

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'Your Business Credit'
Q&A with
Elaine Pofeldt

Can a business offer discounts
to customers who pay with cash?

'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt

A few states still ban credit card surcharges, but discounts for paying with cash are allowed under federal law. Here's what you need to know.
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Southwest cards' new sign-up bonuses are the ultimate perk: The Companion Pass

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Guide to the Hotels.com Venture® portal

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Is choosing bonus categories the next big trend in credit cards?

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Updated: 01-22-2019