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  • 3 things to know before applying for a travel credit card

    According to a report from Nerdwallet, 83% of consumers miss out on more than 15,000 travel points by simply applying at the wrong time. November is also the best time to sign up for issuer-branded cards from banks like Chase or Citi Bank. Also, many travel cards come with annual fees, up to $100…

    Brittany Jones-Cooper
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    Are Chip Cards Counterfeit-Proof? Not Exactly

    Computer researchers may have found a flaw in chip-based credit cards.

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  • No credit? No problem. Here’s how to build your credit from scratch

    If you’re one of the 19.4 million Americans with no credit score, you’ll likely run into problems if you want to purchase a home or even rent an apartment. You need a credit card to build credit history – and demonstrate that you’re able to pay off your debt on time – but you generally can’t get…

    VANESSA SANCHEZ
  • No credit? No problem. Here’s how to build your credit from scratch

    If you’re one of the 19.4 million Americans with no credit score, you’ll likely run into problems if you want to purchase a home or even rent an apartment. While it may take a few years, it’s never too late to start building or repairing your credit. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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    Debt-collection proposals: Fewer calls, easier to dispute

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing some new rules.

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  • Comparing the Profits of Citigroup and Wells Fargo

    In 2Q16, Citigroup's (C) revenues fell 10% to $17.5 billion, while revenues of Wells Fargo (WFC) grew 4% year-over-year to $22.2 billion.

    Market Realist48 mins ago
  • What Are Bank of America’s Key Earnings Drivers?

    Bank of America (BAC), like most other banks, stands to benefit from an interest rate hike.

    Market Realist48 mins ago
  • How to Turn Big Dreams Into Financial Goals

    By Anna Sergunina Learn more about Anna on NerdWallet’s Ask An Advisor A dream without a plan is just a wish. To make sure you can achieve the big dreams and…

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  • 7 Social Security Myths You Shouldn't Believe

    The complexity of the system, its evolution and a shift in demographics that threatens its solvency have created confusion over what Social Security can and will deliver . Social Security is essentially a pay-as-you-go system. As long as payroll taxes exist, Social Security will never go broke.

    Kiplinger
  • With the Financial Crisis behind, WFC and C Earnings Are in Focus

    Wells Fargo and Citigroup have recovered well from the financial crisis. They have generated steady profits in the last few years and have strengthened their capital.

    Market Realist
  • Lowest Paying Jobs for College Grads

    The benefits of having a bachelor’s degree are many and well documented. Chief among them is the opportunity for higher-paying jobs. While jobs that require training and education certainly tend to a pay ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Labor Day Sales Off to an Early Start

    This Labor Day holiday is an especially good time of year to shop for a bargain on dishwashers and microwave ovens, according to researchers. Other items that get heavy discounts are tablets and strollers....

    24/7 Wall St.
  • 5 Times You Shouldn’t Use a Credit Card

    A credit card used responsibly can be a great tool to build your credit score and a credit history. If you pay off your bill in full every month and…

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  • How Well Do You Know Social Security?

    Social Security is coming under increased scrutiny because of its projected long-term financial problems. So how well do you know Social Security? Take our quiz to better understand this federal program, which provides an important piece of most retirees' income.

    Kiplinger
  • 8 Secrets Wegmans Shoppers Need to Know

    Wegmans stores are bigger and more abundantly stocked than those of rival chains, and its shoppers exhibit a cult-like devotion to its products and service. Case in point: You might need a reservation - a reservation! - to eat at one of Wegmans' in-store restaurants. The shopping experience at…

    Kiplinger
  • Here’s What Analysts Have to Say about Bank of America

    In a report last week, Goldman Sachs (GS) reiterated its “conviction buy” rating on Bank of America (BAC) and shared a positive outlook on the stock.

    Market Realist
  • Easy Money: 5 Simple Ways To Earn Passive Income

    We’d all love to make more money , but we only have a limited amount of time and energy. However, there are a number of ways to supplement your paycheck by earning passive income. Passive income is income ...

    Benzinga
  • 5 Things All Investors Should Know

    Whether you're new at investing or not, be sure to know these principles.

    Motley Fool
  • Fast Business Loans: Best Options for Quick Cash

    Sometimes, your small business just can’t afford to wait for funding. Maybe a major piece of equipment has failed, or your pipes burst. Or perhaps you don’t want to miss…

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