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Archive for May 2012


Slate from Chase

Published 5/30/12  (Modified 12/19/13)

By Doresa Banning

Account Type: Credit Card

Category: 0 Percent Purchase APR

Category: 0 Percent Balance Transfer APR

If you're looking for a credit card with more than a year of no interest on purchases and balance transfers, you'd be hard-pressed to do worse than this card. Slate from Chase offers a 0 percent APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 billing cycles with no balance transfer fee the first 60 days (after that, the balance transfer fee 3 percent of each amount transferred, minimum $5). It also does not charge an annual fee.

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Saying 'I do' to joint checking and credit accounts

Published 5/28/12  (Modified 6/21/12)

Saying 'I do' to joint checking and credit accounts By Justin Boyle

Earlier this year, a couple of my good friends got married to each other. After a a few months and the initial jubilation passed, the time came to turn their attention to the more business-like aspects of sharing their lives -- and their finances...

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Citi Forward Card for College Students

Published 5/16/12  (Modified 3/20/14)

Citi Forward Card for College Students By Doresa Banning

Account Type: Credit Card

Category: Purchase APR Reduction

Category: Rewards

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available.

Along with other perks, the Citi Forward® Card for College Students is a student credit card that rewards users with purchase APR reductions and bonus points for paying their bills on time and remaining under their credit limit.

Fees:

  • No annual fee
  • Balance transfer fee: $5 or 4 percent of the amount transferred, whichever is greater
  • See card offer for full terms and conditions

Citi Forward® Card for College Students

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Hidden information in Fed's report on debit card interchange fees

Published 5/14/12  (Modified 6/29/12)

Hidden information in Fed's report on debit card interchange fees By Justin Boyle

I'm sure you remember the wild uproar among finance bloggers last year, when the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. We went bananas about this! What had us the most in an uproar was a last-minute addition to the Act that focused on debit card interchange fees and promised to swing billions of dollars this way and that at the personal finance level...

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Credit card tips for traveling abroad

Published 5/2/12  (Modified 6/19/12)

Credit card tips for traveling abroad By Marc Pearlman

Traveling to another country can be a really unique experience. The opportunity to see other cultures can really round out a person's perspective. Yes, while people are universally the same, cultures and customs can be dramatically different.

As varied as foreign customs, cultures and languages can be, traveling to a foreign country can be made easier...

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