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6 ways to boost your credit card rewards this holiday season

apnews.com Get your wallet ready — it’s that time again with the holidays right around the corner. An estimated 91% of Americans will celebrate in some form this holiday season, a…

U.S. consumer debt jumps as credit card interest rates surge, Fed report shows

latimes.com U.S. consumer debt jumps as credit card interest rates surge, Fed report shows U.S. household debt climbed at its fastest annual pace since 2008 in the third quarter, with…

Worried about identity theft? What to do to minimize your risk

latimes.com Worried about identity theft? What to do to minimize your risk I’m a victim of identity theft. Thieves stole my wallet out of my purse and were able to find out everything…

After Years of "Stimulus" Come Surging Debt and Falling Wages

mises.org Mises Wire After Years of "Stimulus" Come Surging Debt and Falling WagesTags U.S. History As interest rates rise on everything from mortgages to car loans to Treasurys,…

What Are All the Credit Score Ranges? Here's Your Go-To Guide

entrepreneur.com What Are All the Credit Score Ranges? Here's Your Go-To Guide Is your credit score good enough to lead the life you want? We explain the various credit score ranges and how…

These 4 tips can help you dig out of debt after record Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending

cnbc.com So far this November, consumers have spent $107.7 billion online, up nearly 10% from last year. - To make their holiday purchases, more shoppers are relying heavily on…

How to avoid credit card surcharges

fortune.com What are credit card surcharges and where are they legal? The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a variety of changes in our daily lives, including a further shift away from using…

Retail braces for wave of holiday phishing, ransomware scams

axios.com Hackers are ramping up their phishing and ransomware campaigns targeting the retail sector as the holiday shopping season kicks off. The big picture: The ongoing economic…

Average Credit Card Debt In The U.S. Is Rising

forbes.com Key Takeaways - Over the past year, credit card debt has increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic. - Credit card debt is attributed to pandemic…

U.S. crypto exchange Bitfront to shut down

theglobeandmail.com Bitfront, a U.S. crypto exchange backed by Japanese social media firm Line Corp, said it has suspended new sign-ups and credit card payments and will cease operations in a…

US-Based Exchange Bitfront To Shut Down As Crypto Winter Shows No Signs Of Thawing

bitcoinist.com Bitfront – a cryptocurrency exchange platform launched in 2020 by Japanese social media company LINE – will now cease its operation following the announcement that was made…

Bitfront Becomes Latest Crypto Exchange to Cease Trading

asiafinancial.com Bitfront has become the latest crypto exchange to close in the wake of shockwaves rocking the sector after the stunning FTX collapse earlier in November. A US crypto…

Crypto exchange Bitfront shuts down

reuters.com Nov 28 (Reuters) - Bitfront, a U.S. crypto exchange backed by Japanese social media firm Line Corp, said it has suspended new sign-ups and credit card payments and will…

Crypto exchange Bitfront shuts down By Reuters

investing.com (Reuters) - Bitfront, a U.S. crypto exchange backed by Japanese social media firm Line Corp, said it has suspended new sign-ups and credit card payments and will cease…

Most Homeowners Aren't Using This Refinance Option -- and That's a Good Thing

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3 Mortgage Refinance Strategies to Consider in 2021

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Without Going Into Debt

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Today only: Save up to 50% on United award flights to Asia, Australia and Europe

thepointsguy.com Today only: Save up to 50% on United award flights to Asia, Australia and Europe Listen up United cobrand credit cardholders: you can save big on award flights if you book…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals could leave shoppers with a money hangover in 2023

fortune.com The hottest holiday gifts are actually more affordable this year, but could hit you with a massive money hangover to kick off 2023 Americans’ good intentions around holiday…

Inflation replaces pandemic as biggest holiday spending stressor, survey says

foxbusiness.com Inflation has replaced the pandemic as the top reason influencing how consumers spend money this holiday season, a recent Morning Consult survey said. Ninety percent of U.S.…

Shopping tips: How to be financially smart this season

foxbusiness.com It's the time of year when shoppers can get caught up in holiday deals and spend beyond their means. Emily Irwin, managing director and senior director of advice at Wells…

How to save money and score rewards on holiday travel

cbsnews.com The holiday travel season is upon us, and it's already late in the game to book trips and make reservations. But there are still ways to save on flights and hotels, as well…

This Week In Credit Card News: Black Friday Spending Up 12%; What Influences Your Shopping Habits?

forbes.com Black Friday Spending Up 12% Despite Inflation In spite of inflation, American consumers spent the day of Thanksgiving shopping, both online and off, and dining out, leading…

Rihanna’s lingerie company Savage X Fenty fined $1 million for allegedly defrauding buyers

siliconvalley.com Pop superstar Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie company will pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit by Santa Clara County and four other California local governments alleging…

LINE’s Crypto Exchange Bitfront to Shut Down Amid Bear Market

cryptopotato.com Bitfront – a cryptocurrency platform operated by internet company LINE Corporation – announced it will cease its services as of March 31, 2023. The entity asserted that its…

Everything in Amazon's Secret Warehouse Outlet Is Even Cheaper for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

menshealth.com LIKE EVERYONE with a smartphone and a credit card these days, we’re huge fans of Amazon. Ordering from the world’s largest online retailer has become second nature for…

Can Nu Holdings Replicate Its Success in Brazil in Other Latin American Markets?

fool.com By many accounts, the Brazilian digital bank Nu Holdings (NU 0.23%) has been a tremendous success story in Brazil. Since 2014, the bank has acquired more than 70 million…

Residents of this state have the worst average credit score

cnbc.com No one wants to see their state on the list of worst anything, be it food, standardized test scores or road rage incidents. But being among the worst when it comes to credit…

How CISOs Can Close The Door On The ‘Office Of No’

forbes.com Though perhaps less recognizable in name than a CEO or CFO, a company’s chief information security officer—or CISO—has a critically important role: developing and…

Social Media Giant LINE Closes Its Crypto Exchange Bitfront

coindesk.com LINE will now shift its focus from the exchange to its native blockchain and token. "Despite our efforts to overcome the challenges in this rapidly-evolving industry, we…

Kimberly Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

apnews.com For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy…

Save more on your holiday shopping by learning the finer points of price matching

marketwatch.com Shoppers are looking for ways to score the best deal to fight the impact of rising and fluctuating prices on their budgets. With fierce competition among retailers, some…

Analysis-Australian buy-now, pay-later sector faces fresh hurdle: regulation By Reuters

investing.com By Byron Kaye and Lewis Jackson SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Melbourne barista Melinda Elliott had to cut back on casual work shifts this year, she asked her buy-now, pay-later…

Analysis: Australian buy-now, pay-later sector faces fresh hurdle: regulation

reuters.com SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - When Melbourne barista Melinda Elliott had to cut back on casual work shifts this year, she asked her buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) provider,…

Recession Signal: Consumers Need Credit Cards to Get By

moneyandmarkets.com Recent retail sales data was greeted with relief by analysts. “U.S. retail sales rose sharply in October, a sign of economic strength that leaves the Federal Reserve likely…

Empty downtowns, booming suburbs, pension trouble and why after-work drinks are a bad idea: Must-read business and investing stories

theglobeandmail.com Getting caught up on a week that got away? Here’s your weekly digest of The Globe’s most essential business and investing stories, with insights and analysis from the pros,…

Understanding the complex relationship between love and money as Canadians' debt levels rise

cbc.ca 'Dirty debt secret' guides couple out of the red, others struggle to stay afloat As Canada's debt-to-disposable income ratio rises, it can bond or break relationships:…

Nearly half of Americans earning more than $100K now report living paycheck to paycheck

yahoo.com Americans are still grappling with high inflation — the consumer price index was 7.7% in October — and even the wealthy are teetering on the edge. About 6-in-10 Americans…

Consumer Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Delinquencies, and Collections: Free Money Still Doing the Job

wolfstreet.com Powell said many times consumers can take tightening because loan distress is at historic lows. What consumers cannot take for long is raging inflation. By Wolf Richter for…

Student loan payments may not resume until August. Here's what borrowers need to know

cnbc.com It's been almost three years since those with federal student loans have had to make a payment, and the White House has now given them more time. - Here's what borrowers…

Here's how inflation is changing holiday deals and shopping

npr.org Kena Betancur/Getty Images toggle caption A shopper browses Black Friday sales at a Macy's store in Jersey City, N.J. Kena Betancur/Getty Images A shopper browses Black…

Residents of this state have the highest average credit score

cnbc.com Earning a high credit score isn't just a matter of bragging rights. Because it's a number that tells creditors how to assess your ability to pay them back, the higher your…

Did you receive a gift card you don't need? Here’s how to sell it for cash

cnbc.com The holiday season is approaching — the most intoxicating, adrenaline-inducing time of year for shoppers. As always, you should be prepared to maintain a smile while…

The surprising way Capital One designed its hit Venture X travel credit card

fastcompany.com When Capital One rolled out its Venture X credit card last November, it took a different approach from other premium travel-rewards cards. While American Express, Chase, and…

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