Don’t Forget About Your Credit Card Rewards

Posted May 22, 2017 by Craig Jenkins in

Credit Card Stack

Are you guilty of procrastination? You’re not alone. No matter how productive we are with our time, there are some tasks that we all dread. For me it’s filing my taxes. Since I have self-employment and rental income, it’s quite a time-consuming ordeal.

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Fingerprint Validation: The Future of Credit Card Security

Posted May 12, 2017 by cccadmin in

There seems to be a never-ending game of cat and mouse going on between credit card companies and fraudsters. Technology keeps evolving to keep your credit card protected. In an effort to stay one step ahead of the “bad guys,” MasterCard is testing out a new security feature on its credit cards.

Chip and PIN move over, there’s a new security feature in town. MasterCard is mixing biometrics with plastic. In its new credit cards, they’re validated with the cardholder’s fingerprint and include a sensor to read it. MasterCard boasts fingerprint validation as more secure than chip and PIN, as it’s not easy to replicate.

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Smart Cards are Dead Without Ever Seeing the Light of Day

Posted April 26, 2017 by cccadmin in

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Today there are plenty of technologies with “smart” as part of their title – Smart TVs, smartphones and smart cars, to name a few. But not everything with “smart” in their name is a smashing success. Case in point, the smart card. It looks like the concept of a smart card or a “card full of cards” is totally dead – before it even hit the marketplace.

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Are You Redeeming Your Credit Card Rewards?

Posted April 20, 2017 by cccadmin in

Rewards Cards

Credit cards offer us many benefits: consumer protection, better cash flow management and of course, rewards. Although the first two are important, many people sign up for credit cards based solely on the rewards. While signing up for a credit card with rewards that you value is great, would you be surprised to learn that many cardholders never get around to actually redeeming those rewards?

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Tangerine Card Changes Coming (and why you should read your mail)

Posted April 12, 2017 by Craig Jenkins in ,

Sad Tangerine

After another exhausting workweek, I was recently going through my mail. I’m used to receiving so many unsolicited offers from banks, so when I saw a letter from Tangerine, I assumed it was another special offer I wasn’t interested in, so I almost tossed it in the recycling without reading it. I’m glad I came to my senses and took the time to review the letter because as I soon discovered, it contained important information about changes to the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card.

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American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card Review

Posted April 10, 2017 by CCC Staff in

American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card Review

Looking to go on your dream vacation sooner? For AIR MILES collectors, getting an accompanying credit card is the perfect way to grow your AIR MILES balance. If you’re accustomed to using a debit card for your daily purchases, you’re missing out on rewards, big time! By simply changing your payment method (and sticking to your budget), using a credit card for daily purchases can add to your bottom line.

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