Store Credit Card Sign Up Discount

Should You Open a Store Credit Card Just to Get a Discount?

If you’ve ever been shopping at a major retailer, you’ve probably had a cashier offer to sign you up for a store credit card with the promise of saving you money on your purchase. These offers are hard to miss because most stores are trying to meet a quota of new credit card sign-ups, and cashiers are required to offer them to you. Some of the sign-up discounts can be pretty appealing, as can the regular rewards, but should you sign up for a store card just to get a discount? 

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Gen Z Credit Card Use

A New Generation of Credit Card Debt: Gen Z and Credit Card Use

As Gen Z-ers enter their twenties there has been a dramatic increase in their credit card use. At 31.4 million strong, credit-eligible Gen Z-ers make up 40% of all consumers in the United States. This influx of new spenders has reinvigorated the credit card industry after the lull it experienced when millennials were coming of age during the 2008 recession. 

Why is this new generation so eager to use credit cards and will they learn from struggles of their parents and millennial counterparts?

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Unemployment Benefits and Taxes

Unemployment Benefits Are Taxable: What You Need to Know

Between February and March of 2020, the number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits rose from 6.5 percent to an unprecedented 14.7 percent. This is an all-time high for the nation, and although unemployment rates have started to come down, everyone who received benefits will have to take them into account when they file their taxes. That means that more than 60 million Americans will report unemployment insurance benefits as income on their 2020 tax return.

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Debt Relief: Settlement vs. Making Minimum Payments

Debt Relief: Settlement vs. Making Minimum Payments

Juggling multiple debts, in addition to paying for your other living expenses and bills, can be incredibly difficult to handle. If your funds are already stretched thin, you may only be able to make minimum payments toward your debts every month. While this can satisfy your creditors and maintain your credit score, it can take years to pay off and cost you much more in interest.

A debt settlement program could help to cut your debt in half, but is it worth pursuing? Let’s compare the key aspects of a debt settlement program and a minimum monthly payment strategy so that you can determine what’s best for you.

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Debt Relief: Settlement vs. Debt Consolidation Loans

Debt Relief: Settlement vs. Debt Consolidation Loans

Working your way out of debt can be difficult to manage, but balancing multiple debts can seem nearly impossible. Many have found that combining multiple debts into one debt helps to streamline monthly payments and reduce the number of creditors that they’re dealing with. You can accomplish this through a debt consolidation loan or customized debt settlement program offered by Accredited Debt Relief, but which one is the most effective?

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