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Using credit cards can lead to mindless purchases.

I stopped using credit cards completely in an attempt to get out of debt — here’s what happened

Credit cards play a large role in debt for Americans. Laura McCamy stopped using credit cards to pay off her debt — but without revolving credit, her credit score evaporated. Though giving up credit cards can reduce debt, there are some unexpected problems that come with cutting the cards.
Members of online communities of credit card super users have been sweating over reports of cardholders having all their credit card accounts shut down by JPMorgan Chase.

Credit-card super users are searching for answers amid a string of shutdowns from Chase, as billions in costs on lavish rewards pile up

Members of online communities of credit-card super users have been sweating over reports of cardholders having all their credit card accounts shut down by JPMorgan Chase.
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, owned by Darden Restaurants, is the latest retailer to disclose it was the target of a data breach.

If you shopped at these 16 stores in the last year, your data might have been stolen

Data breaches continue to be a threat to consumers. Many companies were hacked and likely had information stolen from them since January 2017.
The average credit card debt in the US is increasing.

The average credit card debt in every state, ranked

Credit card debt is on the rise in the US, with the average American household carrying a credit card debt of $5,700, according to a new report by by ValuePenguin. However, location accounts for differences in credit card debt. See which states have the highest credit card debt.

Kroger is considering a ban on one of its most common forms of payment

Kroger is not accepting Visa cards at its Foods Co. stores, and it may expand the ban to the chain's 2,778 stores. Kroger executives say the fees Visa charges are "out of alignment."
Plastiq founders Eliot Buchanan and Dan Choi.

Two Harvard alums built a payment app so people can pay for rent, tuition, and even taxes with a credit card

Plastiq enables users to pay bills with a credit card, but charges a 2.5% fee. Plastiq can help you rack up credit card points, but if you're not careful, the fees could outweigh the rewards. Here's how to know if Plastiq is worth it.
American Express charges higher swipe fees than other cards, such as MasterCard and Visa.

Credit card rewards lovers just scored a huge win in the Supreme Court — but it could cost them more in the long run

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of American Express' anti-steering provisions, which prevent merchants from offering customers incentives to use other credit cards that charge lower swipe fees. Here's what that means for your credit card rewards and the cost of merchandise.

More Americans are struggling to pay their credit cards, and what’s holding them back is only getting worse

It's getting more expensive to borrow from banks in America, and some credit-card holders are struggling to keep up because interest rates are rising.

Walmart and Target are quietly killing one of the most annoying things about shopping in stores

As credit-card companies kill customer-signature requirements, retailers like Walmart and Target are following suit.
Cheap flights can be made possible by signing up for the right credit card rewards programs, Alex and Erin Miller of Upgraded Points said.

The 6 best credit cards for travel rewards, according to a couple who flew around the world for just $1,000 each

The key to cheap flights aboard luxury airlines is cashing in the right credit card rewards.