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For those of you with a Chase Freedom card, it’s time to look ahead to their 5% reward categories for 2014. As a reminder, Chase (and others) adopted rotating reward categories a few years ago, offering 5% cash back on select purchases, but you have to re-enroll quarterly.

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A couple of years ago, many of the best reward credit cards adopted rotating reward categories with quarterly re-enrollment. This is a great business model for them because they can offer relatively generous 5% cash back rewards without necessarily having to pay them because people may fail to re-enroll. Since […]

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Credit Card Travel Notifications

by Michael on Sep 3, 2013 · 2 comments

I’ve always heard that it’s a good idea to notify your credit card issuers when you’ll be traveling outside the United States. If you don’t, the story goes, you run the risk of having your credit cards locked down as a fraud prevention measure. Not good. Is it really necessary […]

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I’m heading to Europe in a couple of weeks and have thus been tying up some loose ends in advance of my departure. One of these tasks has been to get a credit card that’s more likely to be compatible with European card processing systems. In case you weren’t aware, […]

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