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Ellen Cannon

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36 Top Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Using a credit card when you travel is easy and secure, and you can see everything you spent in one place when you get your monthly statement. But when that statement arrives, you may be shocked to see an extra 3 percent added to each purchase you made in a...

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Surf's Up! Balance Transfers Are Back

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 12:03 PM

Surfing a credit card balance from a high-interest card to one with a lower interest rate has been a common way for those with debt to pay it off more quickly and save money (or even make money) on interest. Balance transfer deals became scarce following the financial crisis of...

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Fed up With Fees? 5 Steps to Switch Your Bank

(5) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 6:33 PM

When Bank of America announced it will charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card use, consumers erupted with a torrent of angry words. Other banks have already begun implementing or testing similar fees: Wells Fargo begins testing a $3 monthly fee on Oct. 14 in Georgia, Nevada,...

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Inside the life of Centurion cardholder Taysha Valez

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 6:13 PM

You probably think the holders of the very best credit cards, such as the American Express Centurion (the "black card"), are all celebrities. But that may not be the typical Centurion member.

Perhaps a better example is Taysha Valez, the 29-year-old founder of myTAY...

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Consumer's Choice Awards: Best Credit Cards of 2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 1:53 PM

American consumers have spoken! They really like some credit cards.

From September through December, asked readers to choose their favorite credit cards or issuer in five key areas. After tallying hundreds of responses, we present the CardRatings Consumer's Choice Awards for the Best Credit Cards of 2010.


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What's in store for credit cards in 2011?

(19) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 12:34 PM

On the heels of the CARD Act implementation in 2010, cardholders using more debit than credit cards, and the Federal Reserve recommending a cap on debit card fees issuers can charge merchants, the world of plastic has been kicked around over the past several years.

To see what...

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