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Should you get the United Airlines rewards prepaid card?

If you want to earn United miles on purchases but don’t want to open another credit card, the airline is giving you another option — a prepaid card. It’s called the MileagePlus GO Prepaid card and is issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company. It’s an interesting option because it’s extremely rare that prepaid cards earn rewards at all — and rarer for an airline to offer such a product.

But a rare opportunity is not always a good opportunity, and there are a few things to be aware of before you sign up for this card. We’ll even go as far to say that it’s a good option only for a few specific types of consumers.

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If you store your card info on various online-shopping sites – and have countless bills set up for autopay – a data breach can be a huge pain. The issuer will refund any fraudulent charges and mail you a new card. But then it’s up to you to swap that new card number in to all your favorite online shopping sites and services on autopay. If you miss, say, a gym-membership payment in the shuffle, the consequences are on you.

A new card aims to solve that problem. It’s called the Final Card (no annual fee), issued by First Bank & Trust.
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PayPal 2 percent cash-back card review

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PayPal is replacing its long-standing category-rewards card with something that’s perhaps a bit more compelling – a card that offers a straight 2 percent cash back. According to the new card’s terms, it will be called the PayPal Cashback MasterCard.

Current cardholders have already gotten emails notifying them of the new product, and according to Dr. of Credit, the new 2 percent version should be available to all starting in late June 2017.

Is the card worth signing up for? Our review will help you decide.

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