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Five Credit Cards for Back-To-School Savings

While the days of summer get a little shorter and that school supply list gets a little longer, here’s five credit cards that will help you save on those inevitable back-to-school expenses.
 
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
 
 

Saving Money On Game Day Expenses

Football season is right around the corner and whether your favorite team is in the college or pro ranks, you’re probably pretty excited. Your checking account might not share your enthusiasm, however.
 
But fear not, there are definitely ways to enjoy your team while cutting down expenses.
 
Where to watch

Mythbusting: Carrying a Balance Helps Your Credit Score

The internet is a big place full of a lot of information, but like most of us know (hopefully all of us will know someday) not all of that information is always true. Today we'll look at the myth that carrying a balance on your credit card can actually boost your credit.

The question "Does carrying a balance help your credit?" brings up almost three and a half million search results, so obviously a few people are curious about if that rumor has any truth.

Balance Transfer Cards for Climbing Out of Debt

You never thought you’d need a lengthy promotional zero interest period on a balance transfer credit card, but you signed up for one of those infamous store credit cards to try to rack up some rewards, but before you could say triple-points three times fast, you’re a couple grand in debt on a card with ridiculously high interest.
 
Don’t worry, you aren’t the first.
 

What's the Best Zero Interest Credit Card Offer Right Now?

We talked about the new improvements to the American Express line of Blue Cash credit cards last week. Namely, we were most impressed with the addition of a 15-month zero interest introductory period applied to both purchases and balance transfers.

American's Debt Falling, But The Number Is Still Out Of This World

I wrote a couple weeks ago about how Americans were starting to pay their credit card bills on time. Although this is a great sign, it's also good to remind ourselves that the amount of debt we're in to begin with...is a lot.
 

Americans' Late Credit Card Payments Lowest Since 1994

The biggest news circulating on the cyber news stands this week was the fact that late payments on credit cards are at their lowest point since 1994.

According to the Fox Business report by Kate Rogers, "payments that are at least 90 days overdue fell in the second quarter 0.57%..." That would be the second-lowest rate in almost 20 years. When grunge was king and pogs were still a thing, the rate was 0.56%.

Blue Cash Offers from AmEx Now Offering 15-Month Interest-Free Intro Periods

Yesterday, American Express announced some serious upgrade to their Blue series of credit cards, including the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and the Blue Sky from American Express® offers.

The Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard® is Now Paying YOU For Your Balance Transfer

Update: This offer may have changed since this article was published. However, you can check out the Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard® page for the most up-to-date card details.

Here's something we haven't heard of before: a credit card that pays YOU for transferring your balance.

American Express and Wells Fargo to Team Up in 2014

We wrote last month about a report from the Wall Street Journal detailing Wells Fargo's plan to push their credit card offers even further on existing bank members. According to USA Today, Wells Fargo is already moving forward with the new strategy, and they've partnered up with American Express to make it happen.

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