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How to Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card—and Why You Probably Shouldn’t

The price of Bitcoin is the lowest it’s been in weeks, and you may want to get in in on the action before its value shoots back up again (assuming it ever does). There’s nothing wrong with investing some money in cryptocurrency—as long as it’s money you can afford to lose—but a growing number of […]

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Use Chargebacks Like an Insurance Policy for Internet Shopping

So you order something from eBay. Or Alibaba. Or some sketchy website you’ve never heard of, because it has the exact sneakers you want when nowhere else does. You know that’s probably a sign it’s too good to be true… but you really want the sneakers, so you foolishly type in your Visa number anyway.Read […]

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Amazon’s Dishing Out Extra Cash Back On Select TVs When You Use a Prime Credit Card

With 5% back on all Amazon purchases, you should probably have one of Amazon’s credit cards anyway. Now though, they’re boosting that to 15% on a variety of Samsung TVs, and 10% on some drool-worthy LG OLED TVs. If you don’t already have a card, you can apply at either of those links for instant […]

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Beware Those Sketchy Loans Advertised on Instagram

We’ve warned readers before about new, slick credit companies like Affirm, which want to replace credit cards with on-the-spot loans integrated right into online purchase pages. For all their talk of helping consumers, these companies aren’t much more than friendly loan sharks, re-branded to offer a “premium…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Book ‘Secret’ Flights with Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Many people like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve credit cards for earning travel rewards, myself included. You can use the points you accumulate to purchase plane tickets through a ton of different airlines, but some of them won’t show up on their site. In those situations, here’s what you do.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Request a Refund if Your Credit Card Has Price Protection

Let’s say last week you caved and bought that fancy espresso machine you’ve been eyeballing. You’re happy and caffeinated, but then you see it’s $50 cheaper this week. Bummer. The good news is, if you paid with the right card, you might be able to enjoy that price drop after all.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s What to Expect from Uber’s New Credit Card 

Rewards enthusiasts, we know you love your Chase Sapphire credit card. We also know you love hopping on new cards with excellent perks, and now that Uber has jumped into the credit card world, you’re probably wondering if they’re worth your time (and the hard pull on your credit report).Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to “Credit Surf” to Score Huge Rewards Bonuses

Credit card companies want you to use their rewards cards. They lure you with points, you rack up debt, they make enough money off of interest to make the whole venture worthwhile. Play it right, though, and you can beat them at their own game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Upgrade Your Travel Status to Platinum With American Express

The American Express Platinum is the original premium travel credit card. Not to be outdone by increasingly stiff competition, recent additions and upgrades to Platinum membership offer amazing value to the right travelers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Don’t Need to Worry About RFID Shielding

You may have seen wallets or backpacks advertising RFID shielding, a protective covering designed to keep malicious ne’er-do-wells from scanning any items that contain embedded wireless receivers, like certain credit cards and passports. Sure, RFID shielding does prevent unwanted wireless transmissions, but with so…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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