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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

What to Know About Instant Approval Credit Cards

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When you apply for a credit card , you probably want to know whether you’re approved right away. Thanks to technology, there are many credit cards that can give you an instant approval decision in under a minute. If you apply for a credit card online, chances are, the credit card issuer will be able to tell you right away whether your application is approved. Instant Approval vs. Guaranteed Approval When you’re making an application,...
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Airline Credit Card

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Airline rewards credit cards allow you to earn points or miles that you can accumulate and redeem for free flights. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or you only take an annual vacation, an airline credit card can help you offset the cost of travelling. Here are a few things you should consider when you’re choosing an airline credit card . Look at the signup bonus. A signup bonus is a lump sum of rewards you...
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The biggest rule of thumb is to stick to the airline once you have selected one. Unless you spend a LOT of money, it just doesn't ... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 14:28
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5 Ways to Pay off Your Credit Card Debt

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​Credit card debt is one of the worst kinds of debt you can have. You may have had good reasons to accumulate the high interest debt, but you should try to eliminate the debt as soon as possible. You need to create an action plan to help you reduce and eventually eliminate your credit card debt. Below are several strategies and tips to help you eliminate your credit card debt.  Create a plan of action...
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Unsecured Loans vs. Secured Lines of Credit

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Whichever reason you need a loan there are thousands of different choices to make before applying. The first of which is what type of loan to get, unsecured credit loans or secured credit loans. It's important to understand the difference between the two and how both can benefit or put you at a disadvantage. The first crucial decision is do you want a loan or a line of credit? What's the difference between them? A...
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How To Rate Mortgage Companies

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It may sound really easy to figure out mortgage loan companies, but the task is more formidable than most people expect. As you shop for your loan you may come across terms such as ARM, fixed rate loan, balloon mortgage, points, lock-in period, closing cost, prime rate and others. It's crucial to not only know what those terms represent, but to apply them to lenders. Rating mortgage companies means finding out what they are offering...
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Four Perks That Make a Credit Card Well Worth It

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There are dozens and dozens of credit cards on the market . Some aren’t worth a second look, but there are a handful with perks that are so great, you’d be crazy not to get at least one for your wallet. When you’re looking at credit cards or evaluating a credit card offer, here are a few perks that make the credit card well worth it. Rewards Of all the types of credit cards available,...
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Yes, there are Benefits of Using a Credit Card

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It’s easy to talk about the many potential pitfalls of using a credit card, such as the ability to quickly rack up a large amount of debt. While you need to be careful with your spending, here’s something to remember: with the right approach, you can take advantage of a variety of benefits. Here are three benefits of using a credit card, all of which could change your financial situation for the better: •    Convenience....
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3 Things to Look for in Your First Credit Card

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Are you in the process of searching for your very first credit card? Are you excited about the prospects of finding an offer that will improve your financial situation? As you search for your first credit card, you’ll soon come to find that there are many offers to choose from. Some have more to provide than others, and in the end you will only want to select one. Although every consumer is different, there are...
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How to Keep an Account Out of Collections

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Not only are debt collections one of the most annoying types of accounts to deal with, they’re also terrible your credit score. Collections can stay on your credit report for seven years, making it difficult to get your future applications approved. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep an account from going to collections. Pay Your Bills On Time Accounts are sent to collections only after the original biller is unsuccessful in collecting payment from...
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4 Tips for Donating Money After Natural Disasters

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From hurricanes to tornadoes to earthquakes, there's almost no part of the world that's safe from natural disasters. In the wake of the destruction that comes along with natural disasters, many of us are inspired to help out by making a donation. No matter how big or small, we want our donations to make as much of a real impact as possible. Here are a few tips for donating money after a natural disasters. Check...
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Appreciate the advice. Seems that my phone has found the scammers lately and it is hard to know what organizations are real? Sonet... Read More
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