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4 Ways to Stop Swiping Credit Cards So You Can Get Out of Debt

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One of the first pieces of advice you’ll likely run across when you are looking for help getting out of credit card debt is to quit using your cards immediately. This is excellent advice and should be followed to a T. Some suggest cutting up your cards and canceling your accounts as ways to help you stop swiping plastic so you ... Read More »

5 Hidden Benefits of Credit Cards

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Credit cards can be a valuable financial tool – when they’re used properly. As long as you don’t abuse the credit line that you have been extended, and make sure you use your card in a responsible fashion, you can enjoy many benefits that credit cards have to offer. By simply only buying things you can afford to purchase, and ... Read More »

The Wrong Way To Control Your Credit Card Spending

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The following is a contribution from Jerry over at Repaid.Org. If you’d like to contribute to Wise Dollar, please contact us.   From time to time I come across a question that needs to be answered. Recently, this question was posed over at my home blog, Repaid.org: Should I have my credit card limits lowered so I can avoid having high ... Read More »

Should You Be Afraid of Churning Credit Cards?

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Churning credit cards is something people seem to either love or want to avoid at all costs. I get the apprehension, on many levels, as it’s playing with a tool that if used unwisely can lead to overspending and potentially debt. That makes total sense. However, for some there is a genuine fear of credit card churning. My wife has had ... Read More »

Want to Go to Hawaii for Free? Here’s How

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My wife and I have been thinking over our travel hacking plans for next year and are in the middle of discussing some exciting options. One place we keep coming back to (well, at least my wife does) is Hawaii. I wouldn’t mind going to Hawaii at some point, but I’ve got other places I want to see first. Seeing ... Read More »