Credit Card Users Suffer Fatigue From the Rewards Game

A recent poll bears out something I already believed to be true and am happy to see: Consumers are finally losing their enthusiasm for airline and other affinity credit cards. Bankrate (RATE), an aggregator of financial rate information, reports that its Money Pulse survey found that cardholders “express...
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Are Voluntary Benefits Like Pet Insurance Worth It?

NEW YORK — When some 120 million employees start filling out their open enrollment choices this fall, they will be presented with the usual health, dental and vision options. But a slew of other voluntary benefits are now popping up, ranging from critical-illness coverage to pet insurance. Some...
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7 Keys to Successful Price Matching

The best way to get a good deal is to shop around, right? But running from store to store can gobble up time and gas. That’s where price matching comes in: Top retailers from Best Buy to Walmart have pledged to match competitors’ prices, so consumers can get...
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Market Wrap: Dow, S&P 500 Slip as Apple, Energy Weigh

NEW YORK — The Dow and the S&P 500 edged lower Monday as energy shares dropped with oil prices and Apple retreated a day before its quarterly results. Investors were cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting, which begins Tuesday. The market is looking for clues...
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