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Tips & Hacks

Rejected! What To Do When Your Credit Card Application Gets Declined

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So you saw one of the many tempting credit card promotions in the marketplace and decided to bite. To your complete surprise your credit card application was declined. Don’t panic. There are many reasons why your credit card application may get rejected. Sometimes it’s strictly because of your score, other times it can be based on an issuer’s specific underwriting ... Read More »

How NOT to Transfer a Credit Card Balance

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Balance transfers are one of the most effective ways to lower the cost of your credit card debt. Where else can you access a 0% interest rate for 12 months? However, there’s a right way and wrong way to do a balance transfer. Do it the wrong way and credit card issuers have a sneaky trick that can cost you ... Read More »

The Best Credit Cards in Canada For 2016

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Whether you’re looking for massive welcome bonuses, abundant rewards, generous cashback or 0% rates, GreedyRates’ round-up of Canada’s Best Credit Cards for 2016 outperform the rest. Far too many Canadians leave hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the table, simply by using the wrong credit card. We challenge everyone to open their wallets and compare their cards to those ... Read More »

How To Pay Off Credit Cards Fast And Cost Effectively!

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Having too much credit card debt can be stressful, suffocating and debilitating. Whether you’re in debt because you had an unexpected expense or simply lost track of your budget, we’re not here to judge. The fact is, you need a practical solution. We’re here to help. The good news is, whether your credit card debt is large or small, with ... Read More »

12 Things Credit Card Companies Do You Probably Don’t Know About

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We all know how credit card companies deliberately write unintelligible legal mumbo jumbo a seasoned lawyer might have difficulty understanding. However, cardholders need to be wary of more than just the fine print. Without a keen understanding of credit card trade craft, you leave yourself exposed to some counter-intuitive fees, penalties, charges, and rules that can leave your pocket a ... Read More »

8 Tips To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

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Despite everyone’s best intentions, many of us end up carrying credit card debt from time to time. In fact, in aggregate, Canadians owe around $85 billion in credit card debt at any given moment. That’s not an insignificant number. If you’re carrying high interest credit card debt, don’t panic. There are plenty of options to help you get control and ... Read More »

Avoid hidden currency exchange rate fees and save big

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*Please note: As of 09/11/2017 it appears that Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Visa. We’ve sent an inquiry to Chase in an attempt to confirm or correct our presumption. We will continue to update this article as we learn more, but for now we can only recommend the Rogers Mastercard and Home Trust Preferred Visa for avoiding ... Read More »

Travel Tip: Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees On Your Canadian Credit Card

Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

*Please note: as of 09/11/2017 it appears that Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Visa. We’ve sent an inquiry to Chase in an attempt to confirm or correct our presumption. We will continue to update this article as we learn more, but for now we can only recommend the Rogers Platinum Mastercard and the Home Trust Preferred ... Read More »

Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs?

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Knowing whether you need to buy car rental insurance is confusing in the best of times. It’s even more so, when the rental agent gives you a hard sell at the counter, and asks “are you sure you’re credit card covers that”? The truth is, credit card car rental insurance alone probably won’t cover all your needs. But, for most, you ... Read More »