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Online Bank PerkStreet to Close

The online bank offered an attractive alternative to big banks -- but today it announced that it was shutting down after failing to secure funding.

5 Great Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

When it comes to holiday shopping, not all credit cards are created equal. The best card to choose depends on the kind of shopper you are. But no matter how you do your holiday shopping, there's one credit card strategy to avoid.

Credit Card of the Week: A Rewarding Venture for Some

Banks offer all sorts of credit cards. For the savers, there are cash-back cards. For the indebted, there are balance transfer cards. For the shoppers, there are retail cards. And for travelers like me, there are rewards cards.

Citibank Turns Rewards Into 'Social Currency'

Credit card rewards are the new social currency. Citibank customers can now use Facebook to pool their rewards points online. The bank on Tuesday launched a Facebook application that lets users team up to use their points, whether it's for charity, a group gift or a personal goal. Citi says it's the first bank to offer such a feature.

Retailers Buff Up Rewards to Vie for Holiday Bucks

As holiday shopping season kicks into gear, retailers are going into overdrive in the battle for your bucks. And with daily deal web sites like Groupon and mobile shopping apps offering so many deals to online shoppers, the big stores are even more desperate to get you through the door.

Watch Ads, Earn Air Miles? Yes, But It's a Long Trip

Most of us prefer to skip through commercials, or ignore them. At e-Miles, people watch loads of them, on purpose, with no actual TV shows on the schedule. In return, those viewers get airline miles, which allow them to inch their way toward cheaper air travel. So what's the catch? Read on...

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Recently, Wall Street Journal columnist Brett Arends wrote about how he's giving up credit cards and going all cash. He cited some compelling advantages to dumping his plastic, but it may not be right for you. Here are five things you give up by switching to an all-cash lifestyle:

Wells Fargo Drops Debit Card Rewards

The nation's banks are behaving like the airlines these days: As soon as one implements a new policy or program, others pile on. In this case, a mere...

PerkStreet Offers 2% Cash Back Reward

"We can give the average American family $500 a year, spending what they already do on their debit card.", Dan O'Malley, CEO of PerkStreet told...

Best travel reward credit cards

Summer is almost upon us, which means many of you WalletPop readers are probably pondering summer vacation plans. But there's a tougher decision to...