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When your balance transfer is denied

What to do when your balance transfer is denied

Your balance transfer can be turned down by issuers for a few reasons. Here's how to succeed at a balance transfer request.

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Tax-free weekends for back-to-school shopping

Savvy back-to-school shoppers score cash back and rack up miles with every dip or swipe. If you live in 15 states with a tax-free weekend, you'll save even more filling store (or online) shopping carts with school clothes, shoes, computers and accessories.

With cash back cards and rewards cards, card issuer shopping portals and sales-tax holidays, you can stack your savings on much of what you are spending to get your little ones set for school and send your older ones off to college.

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'Cashing In'
Q&A with Tony Mecia

Is a Disney credit card worth getting before theme park visit?

Cashing In expert Tony Mecia

Unless your family is a huge fan of Mickey, Minnie and their pals, there are more rewarding credit cards.
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Product news

Upcoming changes to the Marriott Rewards Business,
Ritz-Carlton Rewards cards

Several upcoming changes to the Marriott Rewards Premier Business card and the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card will go into effect on Aug. 26, including increased rewards rates and additional bonus spending categories.


AmEx Platinum Card® offers 100K bonus points through CardMatch


Right now, exclusive to CardMatch, the Platinum Card® from American Express is offering select applicants a 100,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months of card membership. Read on for details and instructions on how to use CardMatch.




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New Southwest Priority card
offers 65,000-point bonus

For a limited-time, cardholders who sign-up for the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card can earn 40,000 points when they spend $1,000 in the first three months and an additional 25,000 points when they spend $15,000 in the first year.


Business Profile: Private Label Extensions

Discover how entrepreneur Mikey Moran built his beauty supply business into a multi-million dollar business. He credits smart card usage for part of his success.


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Credit tip of the day

What do to when your Amazon package goes missing. When a package is dropped off at your address, theft protections fall into three general layers of coverage: from the seller and shipper, from your credit card, and lastly from home or renter insurance.



Updated: 07-19-2018