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How to find out what’s on your public record used by banks and credit card companies for approvals

Traditionally, applying for a line of credit involved showing up in person to a bank or credit union and having an interview. Today, we’re inundated with online credit card offers touting enhanced sign up bonuses and extra perks. As a safeguard, the banks often will ask you security questions in order to verify that the…

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American Express Small Business Saturday as we knew it is no more

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American Express Small Business Saturday was one of the most lucrative annual promotions out there. In the beginning, American Express offered a $25 credit for spending at least $25 at local merchants. The best part of the promotion was that you could get a credit per authorized user so my family would get $300+ in…

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Make money with the American Express checkout offer

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American Express in entering the digital payment arena with the launch of American Express checkout. American Express checkout allows you to use your login and password through participating merchants to pay for your items without having to enter your card details. It is autofilled once you authenticate. To celebrate the launch, American Express is…

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Citibank really wants me to keep the AAdvantage Platinum Card

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I currently have two AAdvantage cards issued by Citibank. Each year the annual fee comes due and as I never use either card, I always call the cancellation line to cancel. Surprisingly each and every year, I’m given a retention offer to stay. I don’t even ask for it, I fully intend to cancel. The…

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American Express Small Business Saturday registration open now

Registration for American Express Small Business Saturday where you can receive 3 – $10 statement credits on each card by shopping at a small business on November 29, 2014 is live now. Tweet #AmexShopSmall to enroll with your synced Twitter account. If you haven’t set it up before, you can do that here. UPDATE: The…

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American Express OPEN card offer – $150 off $150 on your AT&T bill

A couple of months ago, I was debating whether the $195 annual fee for the American Express Delta Business Card was worth it. I actually decided it wasn’t, called to cancel, and was offered 25,000 Delta Skymiles to keep the card. That made it an easy decision because not only was I going to get…

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Did you receive your mystery check from American Express yet?

Has anyone else receive an unexpected check in the mail from American Express? My wife was surprised to open an envelope this weekend and see a $200 check from American Express. She was expecting a card offer or advertisement. The letter said the enclosed check was “reimbursement for the value of Starwood Starpoints that we…

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