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The Personal Finance Index Card: Book Version Differences

After rediscovering the young adult versions of fitting personal finance advice on an index card, I decided to go back and read the book The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack. (I was able to find it via library eBook.) I noticed that the book version of the “index card” was slightly different. The original card had 9 items, but two of them were merged away into each other (401k/IRAs) and (Pay Attention to Fees/Buy Index Funds...
Tags: Book Reviews, Budgeting, Credit Cards, Insurance, Investing, Real Estate, Retirement


Chase Launches Their First Ever Transfer Bonus: 30% Bonus Points When You Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points Into BA Avios

Chase Launches Their First Ever Transfer Bonus: 30% Bonus Points When You Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points Into BA Avios When Chase launched Ultimate Rewards point transfers to airlines they decided to focus on strong partners and not on transfer bonuses. That changed today when they launched their first ever transfer bonus, a 30% bonus to […]
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India had 46.1M credit cards, 944.5M debit cards in February 2019

In February 2019, the number of debit cards grew to 944.5 million, adding 13.28 million new cardholders. At the same time, a total of 46.1 million credit cards were in operation, with the addition of 0.89 million cards, according to the Reserve Bank of India. Between February 2018 and February... ...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, News, Internet, Finance, India, Debit Cards, RBI, Digital Payments, Reserve Bank of India Between, PoS Machines


Always Carry Cash So You Can Leave Tips

Earlier this year, New Jersey became the second state (after Massachusetts) to ban cashless restaurants. To quote Restaurant Business:Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Massachusetts, Cash, New Jersey, Lifehacks, Tipping


'Earn and Burn' Your Airline Rewards to Maximize Free Flights

Last month, I got an email informing me that one of the benefits associated with my American Airlines AAdvantage credit card would be “discontinued” in May:Read more...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Air Travel, Rewards, Airlines, Lifehacks, Flights, American Airlines, Rewards Cards, Rewards Points, Rewards Travel


This Is Why You Should Have An Ink Cash Card: Earning 5 Points Per Dollar On Amazon+More; Master List Of Gift Cards Earning 5x

Update: The $300 Prepaid Visa gift cards from Staples have been out of stock, but are now back in stock!  The Chase Ink Business Cash Card is one of the most lucrative Chase cards out there thanks to its ability to earn 5 points per dollar spent. Best of all, the card has a highest […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Staples, Chase Ink Business Cash Card


Here’s Why You Should Have The Best Standalone Everyday Mileage Earning Credit Card

DansDeals will receive compensation if you are approved for a credit card via a link in this post. The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express launched in May 2017 and it’s still a winner. It earns 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar everywhere on up to $50,000 of purchases per calendar year. You can have multiple […]
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Here’s Why You May Want To Apply Today For The Best Standalone Everyday Mileage Earning Credit Card

DansDeals will receive compensation if you are approved for a credit card via a link in this post. The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express launched in May 2017 and it’s still a winner. It earns 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar everywhere on up to $50,000 of purchases per calendar year. You can have multiple […]
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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard Review – 65,000 Bonus Miles

The Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard has an improved limited-time offer.  Here are the updated card highlights: Limited-time: Earn 65,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations* Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants* Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases* Earn a $100 Americ...
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Mastercard ruling: almost every UK adult could receive payout

Lawsuit could benefit 46 million people even if they have never owned the credit cardAlmost every adult in the UK could receive a payout of up to £300 from Mastercard after a court ruling paved the way for a £14bn class action lawsuit.The legal action taken by former financial ombudsman Walter Merricks claims that 46 million UK consumers paid higher prices in shops over a 16-year period because of allegedly excessive transaction fees charged by Mastercard. Continue reading...
Tags: Credit Cards, Business, UK, Money, Law, UK News, Banking, Banks and building societies, Borrowing & debt, Credit card fees, Mastercard, Mastercard Continue, Walter Merricks


6 Ways to Travel More on Your Current Income

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Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, General, Travel Industry, Travel Advice, Frequent Flyer Miles, Travel Hacking, Travel Bargains, Vacation Deals, International Living/working, Cheap North America Travel, Budget Travel Tips, Cheap Travel Advice, Cheap Travel, Mileage, Local Travel


Which Airlines Give You Miles for Booking an Airbnb?

If you like both Airbnb and airline miles, a handful of airlines are ready to reward you for booking Airbnb stays through them—or for becoming an Airbnb host.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Airbnb, Lifehacks


Don't Pay Debit on Anything You Can't Afford to Lose

Last week, budget airline Wow Air went out of business, canceling all flights and stranding passengers wherever they happened to be at the time.Read more...
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What to Do If Your Credit Card Application Was Rejected

No one likes to admit that they’ve been rejected for a credit card, but it happens to more of us than you might think.Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Debt, Lifehacks, Credit Score


This Is Why You Should Have A Chase Ink Cash Card: Earning 5 Ultimate Rewards Points Per Dollar On Amazon And Everyday Spending

The Chase Ink Business Cash Card is one of the most lucrative Chase cards out there thanks to its ability to earn 5 points per dollar spent. Best of all, the card has a highest ever signup bonus and no annual fee. Signup offer: The Ink Cash card currently offers a signup bonus of $500 […]
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Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced  a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre-paid debit cards to Branch client networks in Africa, South-Asia, and Latin America.  Branch—which has 150 employees in San Francisco, Lagos, Nairobi, Mexico City and Mumbai—makes loans starting at $2 to individuals in emerging and frontier markets. The company also uses an algorithmic model to determine ...
Tags: Google, Credit Cards, TC, Asia, Money, Indonesia, Mexico, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Mobile Phones


Here’s How United Transformed Their Premium Club Card From Hero To Zero; The Worst Credit Card Devaluation Of All Time?

21 years ago legendary Continental CEO Gordon Bethune wrote “From Worst to First” about how he turned Continental from the worst US airline into the best US airline. He took flak for calling United “HIV positive” when asked about merging with them and his hand picked successor, Larry Kellner, was forced out when he refused […]
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The Best Android and iOS Apps to Keep Your Data Private and Secure

Large corporations collecting our data and resetting passwords after every major data breach can feel like inevitabilities we just have to accept in 2019. But there are ways to protect your data and privacy.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Firefox, Android, Security, Credit Cards, Facebook, Privacy, Imessage, Whatsapp, Browsers, Vpn, Apple Pay, Lifehacks, Password Managers, Lastpass


Chase Freedom Unlimited Review – 3X Ultimate Rewards Points Per Dollar On Up To $20K In Spending During First Year

The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card is a no-annual-fee rewards card which earns a flat 1.5% cash back on all purchases (or a possibly more valuable 1.5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent). This is a different card from the popular Chase Freedom, which has 5% cash back on rotating categories every quarter and then 1% cash back on all other purchases. Here are the highlights: Earn 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $20,000 spent. After that earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on...
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Final Day To Register Your Marriott Bonvoy/Former Starwood Consumer AMEX To Earn Up To 3 Points Per Dollar Once Again, But Should You?

Update: Today is the final day to register for this promotion. I was able to successfully register, but my wife was not able to register and has not been able to register via chat or calling either as they claim the offer is targeted. She tried messaging AMEX on Twitter and they too responded that […]
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Airline And Hotel Program Devaluations Prove Why Transferable Point Currencies Are Critical

As airlines and hotels continue to devalue their programs again and again, it becomes more and more obvious that putting your everyday spending on a co-branded card, like a Citi AA card, Chase United card, or Delta AMEX card, is foolish. Those cards offer nice benefits like free checked baggage and more that make them […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Citi, Delta Amex, Chase United, Miles & Points


Chase Freedom Unlimited: Earn 3 Points Per Dollar On Up To $20K In Spending In the First Year

The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card is an amazing all-around no annual fee credit card. It’s marketed as earning 1.5% cash back, but it actually earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere. As each point can be worth 1.5-2 cents (or more) each, that’s like earning 2.25%-3% back everywhere. As I reported might happen, the card no longer offers […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Miles & Points


Chase United Explorer Card Review – 60,000 Bonus Miles Limited-Time Offer

New limited-time offer. The United Explorer Card is a co-branded Chase credit card that offers unique perks on United Airlines including free checked bags and expanded award seat availability for redeeming miles. Right now, there is also a limited-time offer bump up to 60,000 bonus miles with no annual fee during the first year. Here are the highlights: Limited time offer – Up to 60,000 bonus miles. 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is ...
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The Basics of Borrowing: Find the Right Balance

Borrowing money gives you more spending power to buy a car, a house, or to finance a college education. Borrowing money also puts you in debt which limits your future spending power. If you’re shopping for a loan, balancing these two realities can help you maintain a healthy financial life. When You Should Get a Loan Some people believe in avoiding debt at all costs. On the surface you can’t really argue with this premise. Debt can be debilitating, especially high interest credit card debt. Wh...
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Earn Up To 60,000 Miles On The United Explorer Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous Awards

Limited time signup bonus Until 5/16, you can earn 40,000 bonus miles for opening a Chase United Explorer card and spending $2,000 within 3 months plus you can earn another 20,000 bonus miles for spending another $6,000 within 6 months. That means you’ll have at least 68,000 miles if you spend $8K in 6 months. The […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, United, United Explorer Card


1 Hour Remaining: Is The Chase Freedom Unlimited Signup Bonus Going Away?

Update : The current offer for this card will be ending at 11:29am today!
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Is The Chase Freedom Unlimited Signup Bonus Going Away?

The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card is currently offering $150 cash back in the form of 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after $500 of spending within 3 months. Used correctly, those points will be worth $225-$300. There is no annual fee. The card markets itself as earning 1.5% cash back, but really it earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere. That’s a […]
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Rumor: Changes Coming To The Lucrative Chase Ink Card Offers

Update: The current offers for the Chase Ink Cash Card and Chase Ink Unlimited Card will end soon.
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1 Hour Left! Rumor: Changes Coming To The Lucrative Chase Ink Card Offers

Update: The current offers for the Chase Ink Cash Card and Chase Ink Unlimited Card will end today at 4:29pm EDT.
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Chase Ink Unlimited Card


Guide to the Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards of 2019

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. While this may be true, 0% balance transfer credit cards come very close. These special types of cards enable you to transfer high interest debt to a new credit card without paying interest during the introductory rate period. In this guide, we cover the best balance transfer cards of 2019. I f you’re trying to pay off debt, a 0% balance transfer credit card could save you hundreds–even thousands–of dollars in interest payments. I took advantag...
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