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How to Finally ‘Instant Transfer’ Your Apple Cash to a Visa and MasterCard

“It’s my money, and I need it now!” You said it, JG Wentworth. The cash back you rack up when making purchases on your Apple Card is yours to do with as you like—but if you want to send it to your bank account, it’ll take one to three business days to get there. That’s […]

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How to Finally ‘Instant Transfer’ Your Apple Cash to a Visa and MasterCard

“It’s my money, and I need it now!” You said it, JG Wentworth. The cash back you rack up when making purchases on your Apple Card is yours to do with as you like—but if you want to send it to your bank account, it’ll take one to three business days to get there. That’s […]

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Why AmEx’s Platinum Travel Card Is Worth the Absurd New $700 Annual Fee

American Express recently raised the annual fee for its Platinum travel rewards card from $550 to a whopping $695. It’s an eye-opening number for sure, but it might actually be worth it—provided you take advantage of the generous statement credits that can easily negate the fee. Here’s a look at the credits and…Read more… Continue […]

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Why AmEx’s Platinum Travel Card Is Worth the Absurd New $700 Annual Fee

American Express recently raised the annual fee for its Platinum travel rewards card from $550 to a whopping $695. It’s an eye-opening number for sure, but it might actually be worth it—provided you take advantage of the generous statement credits that can easily negate the fee. Here’s a look at the credits and…Read more… Continue […]

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Paying Your Rent With Credit Might Actually Make Sense With This New Card

While rent is easily the biggest monthly expense for millions of Americans, rent payments rarely earn rewards or improve credit scores, as most people are forced to pay by check. That’s where the new Bilt Rewards program steps in, offering the first credit card that can pay your rent without the usual third-party…Read more… Continue […]

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Paying Your Rent With Credit Might Actually Make Sense With This New Card

While rent is easily the biggest monthly expense for millions of Americans, rent payments rarely earn rewards or improve credit scores, as most people are forced to pay by check. That’s where the new Bilt Rewards program steps in, offering the first credit card that can pay your rent without the usual third-party…Read more… Continue […]

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Take Advantage of the Latest Credit Card Bonuses Before You Travel

It’s a quirk of post-pandemic travel: Companies are increasing prices for airfare and hotels due to pent-up demand, but they’re also offering record-setting sign-up bonuses for their loyalty credit cards. As these bonuses can offset the increased costs of travel, you might want to consider an airfare or hotel credit…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Take Advantage of the Latest Credit Card Bonuses Before You Travel

It’s a quirk of post-pandemic travel: Companies are increasing prices for airfare and hotels due to pent-up demand, but they’re also offering record-setting sign-up bonuses for their loyalty credit cards. As these bonuses can offset the increased costs of travel, you might want to consider an airfare or hotel credit…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Your Weak Pavlovian Brain From Shopping Impulsively

While most people associate credit cards with temptation and overspending, a new study offers evidence that your brain provides a reward sensation that’s much more active when purchasing with plastic compared to cash. In fact, the study findings reveal that regular purchases with credit cards actually encourage …Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Your Weak Pavlovian Brain From Shopping Impulsively

While most people associate credit cards with temptation and overspending, a new study offers evidence that your brain provides a reward sensation that’s much more active when purchasing with plastic compared to cash. In fact, the study findings reveal that regular purchases with credit cards actually encourage …Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Right Now

If you’re thinking of getting a travel card, this is a good time to get one. With over two thirds of of Americans planning to travel later this year, credit companies have stepped up efforts to capture new cardholders this spring and are offering record-setting (or at least record-tying) welcome bonuses. Here’s a…Read more… Continue […]

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You’re Not Taking Enough Advantage of Your Credit Card Concierge

With vaccinations accelerating and travel restrictions lifted, you might be feeling more confident about dusting off that credit card and leaving the house for restaurants, events, or travel. An often-overlooked—and suddenly relevant—credit card perk is the concierge service, which can help you plan a trip, do some…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You’re Not Taking Enough Advantage of Your Credit Card Concierge

With vaccinations accelerating and travel restrictions lifted, you might be feeling more confident about dusting off that credit card and leaving the house for restaurants, events, or travel. An often-overlooked—and suddenly relevant—credit card perk is the concierge service, which can help you plan a trip, do some…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Is It Time to Start Using Your Travel Rewards Cards Again?

With the end of pandemic travel restrictions seemingly in sight, you might be wondering if it’s once again a good time to sign up for a travel rewards credit card. Some companies are offering bigger-than-ever welcome bonuses, but safe travel may not be a realistic option until the end of 2021. Can you make do […]

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Is It Time to Start Using Your Travel Rewards Cards Again?

With the end of pandemic travel restrictions seemingly in sight, you might be wondering if it’s once again a good time to sign up for a travel rewards credit card. Some companies are offering bigger-than-ever welcome bonuses, but safe travel may not be a realistic option until the end of 2021. Can you make do […]

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Quick and Easy Financial Resolutions for 2021

New Year’s resolutions typically fail when they’re sweepingly ambitious—which can really hurt you when you’re focused on managing your money. Instead, focus on quick, easy-to-manage personal finance tasks that will put you in good shape for 2021—like the ones you’ll find below.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Is the New Visa Bitcoin Rewards Card Worth It?

Visa has partnered with cryptocurrency startup BlockFi to offer the first rewards credit card that pays out in Bitcoin rather than cash, but is it worth applying for? Unless you’re extremely bullish on cryptocurrency and don’t mind getting seriously dinged for an annual fee, it might be more of a novelty card with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Choose a Secured Credit Card

It can be nearly impossible to get credit if you don’t have already have a credit score, or if your score is too low. So what are you supposed to do if you want to show potential creditors that you can use credit responsibly? A secured credit card might be the answer.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Choose a Secured Credit Card

It can be nearly impossible to get credit if you don’t have already have a credit score, or if your score is too low. So what are you supposed to do if you want to show potential creditors that you can use credit responsibly? A secured credit card might be the answer.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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