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Learn about the very best credit card offers. Save money on fees and earn more money by finding the best rewards to match your purchasing habits. Avoid common credit card mistakes. Get the LOZO on credit card deals, whether your monthly routine is to carry a balance or to pay in full. Learn how to get the most value out of prepaid debit cards that you buy or receive as part of a rebate. Also find out how to get deals on gift cards, and how to cash out ones you already own.

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  • While getting approved for a credit card is harder than it used to be, there is still a wide variety of offers out there. If you want 0% balance transfers and no annual fees, you can find that. If...
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  • This tip is not appropriate for someone with bad credit scores, lots of debt or a shaky loan, or who has trouble keeping their spending in line. But for the brave and credit strong who have...
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  • Many retail stores will offer you a percentage off your total purchase when you sign up for a store credit card on the spot (10% is common). Stores often get paid by credit companies for every new...
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  • There is no one "perfect" credit card for everyone. In fact, a trick in the credit card industry is to offer an exciting promotion on a very specific category of purchases, say 5% on gas or 3% on...
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  • Helpful source of blog posts and articles to help you make financially sound decisions about investing, spending, and more. Good selection of unique content from staff writers as well as hand-picked articles from across top advice websites.
  • Sign up for the Schwab Visa while you can. Their outstanding 2% rebate on all purchases may be reduced in the near future according to this blog in the NY Times (LOZO Editor Note: As of May, 2010 Schwab does not appear to be taking new applicants for their Visa card. Current cardholders are still able to enjoy the 2% benefits at the present time.)
  • Use this simple credit card payoff calculator to figure out how many months it will take you to pay off your credit card. Enter your credit card balance, interest rate, and monthly payment to calculate how many months it will take to payoff. Or, set a goal for how many months until you want to be debt free, and it will figure out what [...]
  • While getting approved for a credit card is harder than it used to be, there is still a wide variety of offers out there. If you want 0% balance transfers and no annual fees, you can find that. If you want cash (or airline miles or points) back on each purchase, you can find that too.

    Here are some of our favorite resources to help [...]
  • Prepaid gift cards and one-time use credit cards are becoming increasingly common as payouts for mail-in rebates and other promotional offers. They are often used in incentive programs for new cell phones (e.g., "$100 mail-in rebate via Visa Check Card"), other electronics and more.

    Unlike traditional prepaid cards which you can [...]