Category: Offbeat

How to Ruin Your Credit in 6 Easy Steps

Posted March 7, 2018 by cccadmin in

How to Ruin Your Credit

If you’re headed off the grid, or just want to make your life difficult, then this article is for you. We explore the best ways to hurt – and ultimately destroy – your good credit. Who wants a good credit score anyway? Without further adieu, here are 6 ways to ruin your credit:

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How One Man Used “Manufactured Spending” to Travel Around the World

Posted January 10, 2018 by cccadmin in

How would you like to use your credit card reward points to travel around the world? That’s just what Avery Campbell, a 24-year old law student from Montreal, did. He used something called “manufactured spending” to fund his travels worldwide. His story is the talk of the town these days. Let’s take a closer look at how he pulled off the impressive feat and whether it’s a good idea to follow in his footsteps.

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Big purchases on your credit card – are they worth the effort?

Posted October 15, 2017 by CCC Staff in

Have you ever considered making a major purchase on your credit card? You’re not alone. Purchasing a good or service on your credit card offer many benefits – cash flow management, consumer protection and of course, rewards.

In some industries like the travel industry, using a credit card to make your purchase is standard (you’ll have a tough time booking a flight without a credit card). But in other industries like home renovations and automobiles, you’ll have a tougher time.

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May the 4th Be With You

Posted May 4, 2016 by cccadmin in

In honour of the worldwide observance of Star Wars day we bring you the best possible way to show your inner nerd – with Star Wars branded credit cards.

These cards, issued by Chase, are part of the Disney Visa series. Sadly, these cards are not available in Canada.

Star Wars Credit Cards

Sex Pistols Credit Card Designs Launched in UK

Posted June 11, 2015 by CCC Staff in ,

Sex Pistols MasterCards

Credit cards are definitely not punk rock, but that didn’t stop Virgin Money from wrapping two new credit cards with iconic Sex Pistols artwork. The UK financial services company is owned by the Virgin Group and founded by Sir Richard Branson. The unlikely pairing does make a little sense, considering it was Virgin Records that signed the Sex Pistols. Virgin Money explains the move on their website:

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My Cat Received a Better Credit Card Offer Than Me!

Posted January 17, 2014 by CCC Staff in

Multiple Credit Card Offers

For the most part, when people turn 18 years of age, they begin to receive their first credit card offers in the mail. Occasionally the type of offers being received are ever-so-slightly out of the ordinary, whereby the offer arrives for a member of the family who is far too young, or for family members who are not even human.

Here are some examples of cases where credit card offers are verging on the outlandish.

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