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Is Chase’s 5/24 rule based on inquiries or new accounts?



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Since credit card sign-up bonuses represent some of the best ways to rack up a large number of points and miles, it’s critical to understand the various application restrictions from major issuers. One of the most important among these is Chase’s 5/24 rule, which says that Chase will automatically reject your application if you’ve opened five or more credit cards in the last 24 months across all issuers (excluding most business cards).

It can be confusing to understand the practical implications of this restriction, and TPG reader Aaron wants to know whether new inquiries or new accounts are used to determine 5/24 status:

I just applied

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Where Can You Invest Your Money?

Savings should be encouraged, but it is better to invest your money and watch it grow. There are minimal benefits of saving money, but with the right investment, you can be assured of excellent financial security. However, investments can be risky, making many people prefer keeping their money than taking these risks.

What factors will reduce these risks, and are there companies that can guarantee safe investments? You must invest with the right companies with excellent services, and they should ensure growth in your finances.

How to Choose an Investment Company

With the right investments, you will make money, and it will put you at ease to know that your payment is secured. But how do we know that a company is the right financial institution to invest and feel safe. Read Silver Gold Bull Reviewsas one of the companies to consider for your investment amongst other great companies.… Read More

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‘What enemies have I indicted?’ Four takeaways as William Barr spars with House Democrats

Attorney General William Barr is sworn in before testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on 28 July, 2020: REUTERS
Attorney General William Barr is sworn in before testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on 28 July, 2020: REUTERS

Attorney General William Barr sustained a number of attacks from House Democrats during a sometimes-contentious hearing on Tuesday, managing to deliver a few shots of his own.

Mr Barr took a rhetorical lashing from the start during a hearing, delayed in dramatic fashion when House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was involved in a minor car accident, as the New York Democrat came out firing. He accused Mr Barr of waging a “war” on his own Justice Department to “protect” his boss, the president.

A two-time Cabinet member and no stranger to the hot seat before a committee controlled by hostile Democrats, Mr Barr toggled between listening to the opposition party’s charges of corruption and presidential interference by sitting stone-faced or raising his voice during several tense exchanges.

Congressman

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Virgin Galactic shows off passenger spaceship cabin interior

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers flying Virgin Galactic on suborbital trips into space will be able to see themselves floating weightless against the backdrop of the Earth below while 16 cameras document the adventures, the company said Tuesday.

Highly detailed amenities to enhance the customer flight experience were shown in an online event revealing the cabin of the company’s rocket plane, a type called SpaceShipTwo, which is undergoing testing in preparation for commercial service.

There are a dozen windows for viewing, seats that will be customized for each flight’s six passengers and capable of adjusting for G forces, and, naturally, mood lighting.

Yet designer Jeremy Brown said the passengers’ most lasting impression may come from a large mirror at the rear of the cabin.

“We think that there’s a real memory burn that customers are going to have when they see that analog reflection of themselves in the back of

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An Expert Guide To Buying & Styling Affordable Art For Your Home

Art is an immense and relative term, making it either a dream or a nightmare for those attempting to navigate it on a buyer’s level. Regardless of if you’re deciding where to hang a print, debating whether or not to pull the trigger on a first acquisition, or still wondering where the hell to even start your search, the artwork-purchasing process can feel like a tremendous endeavor — but, you don’t need to feel intimidated by it. We tapped experts across the online art-space to break down any stigmas still surrounding researching, buying, and home-styling quality pieces as beginners on a budget.

We’ve come a long way from an art world that once felt accessible to insiders only; today the influx of online galleries allows both buyers and artists all around the globe to seamlessly connect across a multitude of mediums, styles, and price points. Ahead, the stylists, curators, editorial

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Destination XL Names Ujjwal Dhoot Chief Marketing Officer

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Destination XL Group Inc. has promoted chief digital officer Ujjwal Dhoot to chief marketing officer, effective Aug. 2.

In this new position, Dhoot will oversee all aspects of DXL’s brand positioning, performance marketing, creative strategy and lifecycle marketing for the company’s 320 stores, e-commerce business and mobile app.

Dhoot joined the Canton, Mass.-based big and tall men’s retailer in December 2019, and served as head of marketing on an interim basis during the pandemic.

“At DXL, we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional fit and brand selection focused solely on the big and tall customer, as well as our best-in-class in-store experience and the close personal relationships that exist with our associates and guests,” he said. “As we evolve digitally, we will expand upon those key attributes, leveraging data and insights to build an even greater understanding of our guests to drive focused

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Inside Roy Den Hollander’s War Against Women

Photo credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Photo credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

From ELLE

On July 19, a man disguised as a FedEx driver opened fire on the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, killing her husband and 20-year-old son. The FBI has identified men’s rights attorney Roy Den Hollander as “the primary subject in the attack.”

Den Hollander, who was found dead the same day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, filed numerous “anti-feminist” lawsuits over the years and published thousands of misogynistic blog posts online. He also made derogatory comments about female judges, expressing a “personal grudge against Salas, whom he slandered repeatedly,” according to Buzzfeed News.

Here’s everything you need to know about the case.

Roy Den Hollander was a self-described “anti-feminist” attorney.

The 72-year-old graduated from Columbia University Business School with an MBA in 1997, a school spokesman told NJ.com. He was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New

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National Trust joins victims of Blackbaud hack

The National Trust is a charity that looks after places of historic interest and natural beauty
The National Trust is a charity that looks after places of historic interest and natural beauty

The UK’s National Trust is among more than 80 organisations that have confirmed data breaches resulting from an attack on cloud computing provider Blackbaud.

Others involved include homeless charities The Wallich and Crisis, the terminal illness charity Sue Ryder, and the mental health group Young Minds.

Dozens of British universities have also alerted past and present students.

Museums, schools, churches and food banks have also been affected.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said it is investigating the matter and is therefore limited in what it can say at this time.

Internal investigation

The National Trust said that data about its volunteering and fundraising communities had been involved, but not that of its wider 5.6 million members.

The organisation – which looks after historic buildings and gardens – added that an internal investigation

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A Small Georgia City Plans to Put Students in Classrooms This Week

Jefferson High seniors Hope Terhune and Rylee Meadows, who started a petition drive calling for a mandatory mask rule, in Jefferson, Ga., an hour's drive north of Atlanta, July 24, 2020. (Melissa Golden/The New York Times)
Jefferson High seniors Hope Terhune and Rylee Meadows, who started a petition drive calling for a mandatory mask rule, in Jefferson, Ga., an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, July 24, 2020. (Melissa Golden/The New York Times)

JEFFERSON, Ga. — When Jennifer Fogle and her family moved from Indiana to Georgia 13 years ago, they settled in Jefferson, a small, handsome city an hour’s drive from Atlanta, because they had heard about the excellent schools. And until recently, they had little to complain about. The teachers are passionate and committed, and the facilities rival those found at some private schools.

But in recent days Fogle found herself uncharacteristically anxious, after learning that Jefferson City Schools planned to offer face-to-face instruction in the midst of a resurgent coronavirus pandemic that has seen thousands of new cases reported daily in Georgia.

As other districts around the state delayed their back-to-school days or moved

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Piers Morgan calls Meghan and Harry whiny brats in new rant

Piers Morgan has launched yet another tirade against Meghan Markle. (AP)
Piers Morgan has launched yet another tirade against Meghan Markle. (AP)

Piers Morgan has launched yet another tirade against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, calling them “the world’s most tone-deaf, hypocritical, narcissistic, deluded, whiny brats”.

The Good Morning Britain presenter – currently on holiday in the south of France – hit out in a ranting column for the Mail Online, written in response to a new book published about the royal couple.

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is an upcoming unofficial biography about the Sussexes, which is said to be written in their favour, despite having no involvement from Harry and Meghan themselves.

Morgan declared: “It’s hard to think of anyone in public life right now more relentlessly miserable, angry and negative than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex…. They’ve become serial victims, intent on painting themselves

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