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Awhile back, I told you that Barclaycard had started offering free FICO credit scores to holders of their Arrival World MasterCard. If you have this card, you can see your credit score whenever you want via their online interface. Not only that, but new customers could (and still can) get […]

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Looking ahead, it’s time for Discover cardholders to enroll in the new bonus reward categories for Winter 2013. Full details can be found below. As a reminder, Discover (and others) adopted rotating reward categories a few years ago. This means that you can get 5% cash back on select purchases, […]

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As a quick followup to my earlier post about the Discover it card offering free access to your FICO credit score, I also wanted to point out that this same card is currently offering 0% on balance transfers for up to 18 months. That long promo period makes the Discover […]

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Free FICO Credit Score from Discover Card

by Michael on Jan 27, 2014

There was a time when your credit score was a closely guarded (and costly) secret. But that’s been changing. For example, as I noted awhile back, the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard started offering free access to your FICO score via their website. These scores are updated monthly. And now Discover […]

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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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How to Save Money on Currency Conversions

by Michael on Sep 18, 2013

When traveling overseas, it’s often helpful to have at least a bit of the local currency in your pocket. This, of course, begs the question… What’s the cheapest and easiest way to get your hands on foreign currency without getting ripped off on the conversion from US dollars? Today I […]

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As with Citi and Chase, it’s time for Discover cardholders to enroll in the new bonus reward categories for Fall 2013. Full details can be found below. As a reminder, Discover (and others) adopted rotating reward categories a few years ago. This means that you can get 5% cash back […]

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Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards

by Michael on Jul 12, 2013 · 1 comment

Today I want to share with you a quick tip for maximizing your credit card rewards… You know how some card issuers offer bonus rewards for purchases in certain categories? Well, have you ever wondered how they keep track of which merchant is which category? The secret is in something […]

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