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Articles in January 2019

  1. Discover it® Balance Transfer Review

    If you’re in debt and struggling to figure a way out, you are not alone. According to a Northwest Mutual Planning & Progress study from 2018, the average debt per American is up to $38,000 (excluding mortgage debt). Two in every ten people also allocate 50% to 100% of their income to debt repayment, which is a recipe for disaster.

  2. Capital One® Platinum Credit Card Review

    If you’re trying to build credit or repair credit mistakes from the past, the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card may be exactly what you need. Keep reading to learn how you could qualify, the benefits you will receive if you get approved, and where this card comes up short.

  3. HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard®

    The HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card allows you to rack up rewards quickly. You’ll earn 1.5% cash back on every purchase you make, and there’s no limit to what you can earn.

  4. Discover it® Miles Review: Earn 3x Miles for Travel in 2019

    While many travel rewards cards offer complicated redemption schemes and earning categories that are hard to keep track of, the Discover it® Miles takes a totally different approach. Let's go over the biggest benefits of the Discover it® Miles, who it’s best for, and a few potential downsides to consider.

  5. How to Do a Balance Transfer in 5 Simple Steps

    How to Do a Balance Transfer in 5 Simple Steps

    ne way to tackle your debt and save money is to complete a credit card balance transfer. With this approach, you can get a lower rate, so more of your payment goes toward the principal rather than interest. It can help you save money and get out of debt faster.

  6. Best Balance Transfer Cards of 2019

    Best Balance Transfer Cards of 2019

    If you’re like most Americans, you’re burdened by credit card debt. In fact, the average American has $6,354 in credit card debt. With high interest rates, your balance can quickly balloon out of control, and you can end up paying far more than you originally charged.

  7. Chase Freedom® 5% Quarterly Categories for Q1 2019

    Chase Freedom® 5% Quarterly Categories for Q1 2019

    The Chase Freedom® has long been considered one of the most popular cash-back credit cards on the market — and for good reason. This cash-back credit card lets you earn 5% back on up to $1,500 in spending in categories that rotate each quarter (then 1%), plus 1% back on all your other purchases.

  8. How to Get Your First Credit Card

    How to Get Your First Credit Card

    Getting your first credit card is a huge adult milestone just like getting your first car or your first bank account. The problem is, it can be difficult to get approved for a credit card just because you want one.


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