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Garrett Yarbrough is a NextAdvisor.com writer covering a range of personal finance and technology topics, including credit cards. Garrett is a graduate of East Carolina University with a dual B.A. in English and History, including a minor in Creative Writing with a specialization in Business and Technical Communication.

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Best Credit Cards to Plan a Wedding

Weddings are getting more expensive each year, and the average cost of just the rehearsal dinner ($1,297), transportation ($856) and invitations ($386) can turn more heads than the bride. Unfortunately, debt might weigh on newlyweds’ minds as they start their new lives. What if there was a
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Can a Balance Transfer Improve My Credit?

Credit is important in many aspects of life, both financial and otherwise, and if you are dealing with less-than-perfect (or downright poor) credit, chances are you’ve been looking for new ways to improve it. We’ve talked about the fact that using credit cards responsibly is a good
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Pay It Plan It from American Express: Is It Your Best Option?

“Out of sight, out of mind” might as well be sneaky interest’s calling card once it gnaws a chunk out of your budget. In recent years, qualifying American Express cardholders have been able to chase off unwanted interest by managing their credit card purchases with the Pay
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After Student Credit Cards: Best Options for Recent Grads

College graduation brings the promise of countless opportunities and paths to explore. The only limits are the options you couldn’t dream of. Out of every life-altering decision on the horizon — “Am I going back to school? Am I going to work? Am I moving?” —  “Do
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Discover it Business vs. Capital One Spark Cash Select: Which Card is Right for You?

After the headache of exhaustively researching straightforward cash back credit cards for your business, you’ve finally narrowed it down to two flat-rate cards: and . It’s hard to go wrong with either, but if you’re like us, you’re going to pore over the fine print to be
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Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Do all of your unused credit card benefits make you wonder what you signed up for? You may want to look into cards from Discover, American Express, Capital One and Chase. These four card issuers top the nation in customer satisfaction according to J.D. Power’s 2019 Credit
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Capital One Quicksilver: The Best Flat-Rate Cash Rewards Card

Learn More Whether you’re deciding on your first cash back credit card or you’re tired of owning a credit card you don’t utilize, you’ll want a reliable card without red tape. If you just want to save money without memorizing a revolving door of rotating categories, the
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Tax Season is Here: What to Know About Tax Identity Theft

On the heels of the holidays, Jan. 27 rang in everyone’s (least) favorite winter season: tax season. Although cozying up around your W-2s with accountants isn’t as beloved as huddling around a fireplace with family, stealing hard-earned tax refunds is an annual tradition that identity thieves can’t
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