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What do I need to know about an “affinity” credit card?

So-called “affinity” credit cards can be a good deal for collecting miles and points — but not always. I outline […]

Did Starbucks steal $167 from this woman?

When Marianne Finnigan’s Starbucks cards are frozen, the fast-food retailer wipes out her store credit. Can it do that?

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  • Can Capital One really “erase” my debts? And while you’re at it, could you do another rant about loyalty programs?
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    Can Capital One really “erase” my debts? And while you’re at it, could you do another rant about loyalty programs?

Can Capital One really “erase” my debts? And while you’re at it, could you do another rant about loyalty programs?

When Capital One offers to "erase" part of her debts with award points, Kate Morrical calls on a points skeptic to clear things up. See what happens next.

Is your phone card phony? 5 ways you can tell

When is an hour just 36 minutes? When you buy some phone cards, apparently. That's the conclusion of a recent Federal Trade Commission investigation, which found certain pre-paid calling cards offered an average of just 40 percent of call minutes customers thought they were buying — and some, significantly less.

“I feel like Starbucks is stealing money from me”

Peter Volpe's Starbucks account is frozen, and he doesn't understand why. Is the company allowed to just confiscate his credits?

Ridiculous or not? Oops, I forgot to check my credit card statement

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