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Category: Credit Card University

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Pay Rent with a Credit Card – Plastiq / RadPad

  I love hearing the endless drone of people complaining how renting is throwing money down the drain. We here at Thrifty Traveler are huge fans of renting. Reasons why renting is awesome: Flexibility – Move whenever you want Liquidity –...

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Matching a Higher Credit Card Bonus Offer

Many of us have signed up for credit card offers only to find out weeks or months later that a higher bonus has been offered. Don’t get frustrated, generally the credit card banks will match the offer. I’ve had the...

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How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees

If you’ve ever went on an international vacation or purchased something online in a foreign currency, then you’ve probably been the victim of a foreign transaction fee. Most credit card banks levy a 3% fee on international transactions in a foreign currency....

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How to Get Your Free Credit Score

It’s very important for all consumers to check their credit scores periodically. This is especially true if you are getting started in the points game. Luckily access to your free credit score has never been easier. Let me tell you...

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Why You Should Always Apply for Two Credit Cards

Credit card sign-up bonuses are the key to traveling the world for next to nothing, but we don’t want to travel at the expense of our credit scores. Remember to always apply for two credit cards instead of one! This simple trick...

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How to Cancel a Credit Card Online

  When Mrs. TT was introduced to the world of points and miles she loved the benefits and free travel. What she didn’t like was calling in to cancel the credit cards before we got hit with the annual fee 12...