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How to Maximize Rewards During Southwest Flash Sale

Southwest flyers and spontaneous travelers have a reason to celebrate — at least until Thursday. As part of a limited-time fare sale, Southwest Airlines is

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Best Premium Credit Card for 2017

Premium credit cards are generally geared toward frequent travelers. So, those who travel several times a year should consider paying the $450 annual fee for

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Debit vs. Credit: How to Earn Cash Back from Discover

Whether they prefer cold, hard cash or a thin piece of plastic, a large portion of Americans are still making purchases with some form of

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How Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

It’s no surprise that a bankruptcy can take a toll on your credit reports and scores. Furthermore, when you file for bankruptcy the unfortunate reality

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How to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

The temptation to ignore your credit during a divorce can be strong, and unintended. After all, divorce generally brings stress and grief into your life,

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Fan-tastic NFL Experiences

Last week, Marriott International announced the kickoff of their 2018 Courtyard Super Bowl Sleepover Contest. The contest gives one lucky fan the opportunity to wake

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Best Credit Cards with Rental Car Insurance for 2017

Are you aware of all of the benefits of your credit cards? While most people just use their cards to make purchases, others seek out

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6 in 10 Americans don’t check their credit report regularly – which is a bad idea.

To check your credit report, or not to check your credit report – that is the question. And for 59% of Americans, the answer is

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Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away from Credit Cards

Anywhere you look, you’ll find financial horror stories about people who found themselves deep in credit card debt. They tend to highlight factors that contributed

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How to Handle Your Finances During a Disaster

On Google-X, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of credit history and building good credit. It tends to look good on your

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Nine Ways to Say the Same Thing: How Long Derogatory Information Stays on Your Credit Report

The world of credit is positively chock-full of terms, acronyms, and industry-related jargon that might not make much sense to the untrained eye. Many terms are

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American Express and Delta Offer Advances on Travel Miles

You’ve heard of Buy Now, Pay Later? Some American Express-Delta cardmembers have the option to Fly Now, Earn Later. The Fly Now, Earn Later feature

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Planning Ahead for the 2018 Olympics

Believe it or not, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are a mere five months away. Opening ceremonies will be held on February 9th, and the games

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I Was Possibly Hacked in the Equifax Data Breach. Here’s What I Did.

Update: This post was edited on Sept. 18 to clarify the types of fraud alerts. By now you’ve probably heard that more than 143 million

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Get Exclusive Groupon+ Access with a Visa or MasterCard

Earlier this month, Groupon announced new savings service Groupon+ (Groupon Plus), exclusive to Visa and MasterCard holders. Eligible cardholders can enroll for free and access

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What You Need to Know About American Express’s New Delta Card

American Express and Delta enjoy a strong partnership. We consider the to be one of the strongest airline cards on the market today, offering cardholders

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Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points in 2017

There’s a reason why so many fans of credit card rewards go out of their way to get a card to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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When You Overspend: Five Steps to Recover from a Spending Spree

Have you ever spent more money than you planned? If you’re a human who has had money at any point in your life, the answer