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The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards

Food is the third-biggest expense for American households, which means if you’re not maximizing your cash-back rewards on groceries and dining out you could be missing out on a not-insignificant amount of money.

Don't Bank Airline Miles and Reward Points for Too Long Don't Bank Airline Miles and Reward Points for Too Long

If you like to travel and you’re not saving up airline miles or credit card reward points, you should. If you already are, be careful with how long you hold onto them. Saving up points for that dream vacation might sound exciting, but I know one word that will ruin all your plans: devaluation.

How Your Credit Card APR Could Double How Your Credit Card APR Could Double

Credit card APRs are ridiculously high, averaging 16.75 percent, according to the latest data from CreditCards.com. (That’s a record high, by the way.) But make a payment misstep, and you could face almost double that astronomical rate for months afterwards.

What to Do When Your Credit Limit Is Lowered What to Do When Your Credit Limit Is Lowered

Creditors can lower your credit limit at pretty much any time and for any reason, as long as it’s allowed in your user agreement. It happens to people with good credit and bad credit, to people who have been with their bank for a decade or less than a year. In other words, it can happen to anyone, but you’re …

Should You Use a Debit Rewards Card? Should You Use a Debit Rewards Card?

Debit rewards cards aren’t as common as they once were, but they’re still an option for people wary of using credit cards.

When Should You Close an Old Credit Card? When Should You Close an Old Credit Card?

If you opened credit cards for certain purposes (like, say, an extra 20 percent off at the Gap), then you may have a few extra lying around that you’re wondering what to do with. You don’t use them—you’re more of Club Monaco girl now—but is closing them the smartest solution?

Store Credit Cards That Are Actually Good Store Credit Cards That Are Actually Good

IKEA has a new credit card, but consumers should think twice before applying.

What You Don't Know About Foreign Transaction Fees What You Don't Know About Foreign Transaction Fees

More than half of credit-card holders don’t know if their credit card charges a foreign transaction fee, according to a survey performed by personal finance website WalletHub. And that can be one costly mistake.

Give Your Kids Cash Instead of a Credit Card  Give Your Kids Cash Instead of a Credit Card 

There’s a lot of advice about giving your kid a credit card. Find one with a low interest rate. Don’t cosign for the card because you might ruin your own credit. Make it extremely clear to them that yes, it’s real money and yes, they must pay it back on time and in full.

Delta, Best Buy, and Sears Customers May Have Had Personal Info Stolen in Hack Delta, Best Buy, and Sears Customers May Have Had Personal Info Stolen in Hack

Hundreds of thousands of online shoppers may have had their name, address, and credit information stolen by hackers thanks to a security issue with the online customer service software from [24]7.ai.

You Don't Have to Sign Your Credit Card Receipts Anymore You Don't Have to Sign Your Credit Card Receipts Anymore

If you’ve used your credit card today or yesterday, you may have noticed that you no longer need to take the extra 10 seconds to scribble an illegible signature on your receipt.

More Than 5 Million Card Numbers Stolen From Lord & Taylor & Saks Fifth Avenue More Than 5 Million Card Numbers Stolen From Lord & Taylor & Saks Fifth Avenue

If you’ve used your credit or debit card a Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, of Saks Off 5th store lately, you may want to start paying close attention to your statements (really you should be paying attention anyway, regardless of where you shop).

What Is 'Good' Debt? What Is 'Good' Debt?

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.

Get Cash Back For Things You're Already Buying With Dosh Get Cash Back For Things You're Already Buying With Dosh

At some point in my transition from being a free-spirited 20 something to an old lady, I because obsessed with cash back opportunities. I’m definitely not as into it as some people, but if there’s a punch card or point system I can use for a retailer that ends in me getting a discount or something free in the end, you…

The Money Questions You Should Be Able to Answer The Money Questions You Should Be Able to Answer

Americans are really stressed out about money. That’s understandable: Savings are low, expenses are high, we’re taking on increasing amounts of debt and some days it seems like we’ll just never make enough money to retire or take that vacation we’ve been dreaming of.

What to Know About Contactless Payment Limits What to Know About Contactless Payment Limits

If you’re sick of waiting for your EMV chip card payments to process, you’ll be happy to know contactless credit cards and payment systems are gaining popularity in the U.S.

When to Consider a Balance Transfer When to Consider a Balance Transfer

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.

Get 5% Cash Back at Whole Foods with Your Amazon Prime Rewards Card Get 5% Cash Back at Whole Foods with Your Amazon Prime Rewards Card

Amazon’s recent takeover of Whole Foods is getting sweeter for Prime members, who will now receive five percent cash back on grocery purchases if they have the Amazon Prime Rewards credit card.

How to Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card—and Why You Probably Shouldn't How to Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card—and Why You Probably Shouldn't

The price of Bitcoin is the lowest it’s been in weeks, and you may want to get in in on the action before its value shoots back up again (assuming it ever does). There’s nothing wrong with investing some money in cryptocurrency—as long as it’s money you can afford to lose—but a growing number of people are using their…

Why Your Credit Score Suddenly Dropped by 200 Points Why Your Credit Score Suddenly Dropped by 200 Points

There you are, minding your own business, when you get a notification from one of your finance apps. “New Credit Score Available” it says, and you open the app, ready for a midday distraction, only to see that your score has dropped by 200 points since you last checked a month ago.

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