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  • How I clear $800 a year with my rewards card without trying

    After three decades with the same card, I’ve figured out how to make $800 a year without even trying. Here’s how I do it …

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  • Join our G+ Hangout: Rewards cards for the holidays

    Credit Card Forum’s Ben Woolsey will share his expertise on rewards cards with CCG’s Editor-at-large Erica Sandberg on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. CT …

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  • How to keep your miles alive without buying stuff you don’t need

    I got an email from Southwest Airlines warning me that my miles would be expiring in January. Rapid Rewards points expire after two years. Because I now live in American Airlines territory, it’s been a while since I’ve earned points. I’ve already let my points with AirTran and Frontier expire this year because I had […]

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  • How I picked the rewards card that (I think) is right for me

    I’ve been in the market for a new credit card for a while. My credit history suggests I can probably get a pretty good card, so I’ve been scoping out rewards cards for the past few months. I’m an extreme comparison shopper at heart, and found myself oscillating between cash-back cards and travel rewards cards. […]

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  • How to Leverage Remodeling Costs into Credit Card Rewards

    Soon, my husband and I will start a big house remodeling project. We are going to turn the cramped kitchenette in our little Victorian house/former bed and breakfast into a real kitchen. So, I’ve been doing some research on how to leverage our spending to earn maximum airline miles. Listening to hammering and sawing (and […]

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  • How to Keep Track of Multiple Credit Cards

    If you’re juggling multiple credit cards (and using some of them for different purposes), it can be tricky to keep track of your spending, bill due dates and rewards. When my husband and I were putting all of our expenses on just one rewards card, the ease of spending with plastic lulled us into being […]

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  • Store Loyalty Programs — Worth it or Not?

    Do you ever find the credit cards in your wallet getting lost among all of those store loyalty cards you signed up for? If you’re like me, you probably carry around way too many of these cards. In fact, a January 2013 survey by Edgell Knowledge Network showed that the average U.S. household belongs to […]

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