How to get Costco savings without buying the $60 membership

And while buying in bulk can save you money, the warehouse club does have a yearly membership fee of $60. Nationwide, the average price of an eye exam is a little more than $100, according to Angieslist.com. Video by Courtney StithSign up for a grocery delivery serviceBJ’s, Sam’s Club, and Costco grocery delivery service Instacart. Even if you’re not a warehouse club member, you can get items delivered from local clubs through Instacart. Price-match at warehouse club competitorsCheck the pricing


And while buying in bulk can save you money, the warehouse club does have a yearly membership fee of $60.
Nationwide, the average price of an eye exam is a little more than $100, according to Angieslist.com.
Video by Courtney StithSign up for a grocery delivery serviceBJ’s, Sam’s Club, and Costco grocery delivery service Instacart.
Even if you’re not a warehouse club member, you can get items delivered from local clubs through Instacart.
Price-match at warehouse club competitorsCheck the pricing
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How to get Costco savings without buying the $60 membership

With 94 million members and more than 500 U.S. locations, Costco is one of America’s favorite places to shop. And while buying in bulk can save you money, the warehouse club does have a yearly membership fee of $60. Same goes for Sam’s Club, which is $45 per year, and BJ’s, $55 per year. Paying for membership doesn’t suit, or make sense for, everyone. “When a warehouse store isn’t conveniently located or you simply don’t like to purchase large quantities of household products regularly, buying a membership may not be the best bang for your buck,” says consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch. However, there are some ways to take advantage of the kinds of prices you’ll get at clubs such as Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s Club without paying the yearly fee. Here are a few expert-approved suggestions:

Make purchases that don’t require you to be a member

Depending on the club and where you live, you may be able to make certain purchases without paying the annual fee: Eye exam: Making an appointment with the in-store optometrist typically doesn’t require a membership, and exam fees tend to be lower. Nationwide, the average price of an eye exam is a little more than $100, according to Angieslist.com. At warehouse stores, however, the price hovers around $70. For instance, in Southlake, Texas, an eye exam at Costco is $65. At a Sam’s Club in Columbia, Missouri, you’ll pay $59. But only members may be able to buy glasses or contact lenses. Kristin McGrath, a shopping expert at Offers.com, recommends getting the eye exam and then taking your prescriptions elsewhere. Alcohol: Depending on what state you live in, you may be able to buy alcohol at warehouse clubs without a membership. “It can be a great way to save, especially if you’re buying Kirkland-branded alcohol,” McGrath says. “Kirkland has versions of vodka, whiskey, scotch, tequila, and several red and white wines, so you have plenty of options.” For example, a 1.75 liter bottle, usually referred to as a handle, of Kirkland’s vodka is $19.99. The same amount of Tito’s will cost you just over $29 at Total Wines & More. And a handle of Grey Goose from Total Wines & More will run you more than twice as much at just over $51. Prescription medications: Generic prescriptions drugs in some states can also be bought without a membership, McGrath says. Prices are often lower, she says, but it’s best to call ahead and be sure the store can fill prescriptions for nonmembers.

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Sign up for a grocery delivery service

BJ’s, Sam’s Club, and Costco grocery delivery service Instacart. Even if you’re not a warehouse club member, you can get items delivered from local clubs through Instacart. A yearlong membership, which includes free delivery, is $99. Or you can pay a per-delivery fee of $3.99 for orders of at least $35. On Instacart, BJ’s offers a carton of 24 Nellie’s large free-range eggs for $7.49 (31 cents per egg) and a 40-pack of Poland Spring water for $6.99 (17 cents per bottle). Order at grocery chain ShopRite, and you’d pay $10.32 for two dozen eggs (43 cents per egg) and $5.49 for a 24-pack of the same water (about 23 cents per bottle). (Prices calculated based on a Fort Lee, New Jersey, ZIP code.)

Price-match at warehouse club competitors

Check the pricing policies at your favorite stores to see if they will match warehouse clubs’ advertised deals. Stores like Target and Kohl’s “will match Costco’s prices, which means you can get their same savings without a membership,” Woroch says. For example, 30 rolls of Charmin toilet paper from Costco costs $24.49, but 30 rolls from Target costs $29.99, so you should be able to bring proof and buy from Target for what you’d pay at Costco.


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Neuroscientist: Mindfulness ‘is kind of a superpower’ and can help you have ‘a brilliant career’

Sam Harris, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up course. Here’s how Harris and Hunter say mindfulness can help you in your professional life. Recognize where you focus your attention”The ability to notice thoughts and emotions arise and pass away, rather than being merely identified with them, is a kind of superpower,” says Harris. If you’re writing an important email and your attention shifts to searching the internet


Sam Harris, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up course.
Here’s how Harris and Hunter say mindfulness can help you in your professional life.
Recognize where you focus your attention”The ability to notice thoughts and emotions arise and pass away, rather than being merely identified with them, is a kind of superpower,” says Harris.
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Neuroscientist: Mindfulness 'is kind of a superpower' and can help you have 'a brilliant career'

Sam Harris, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up course.

Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff all have something in common besides being successful billionaires. They all practice meditation, and credit it as a tool for their success. Research tends to back up the buzz: A 2018 study in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology found that daily mindfulness training, like meditation, can improve productivity, job satisfaction, work-life balance, and reduce stress. “Mindfulness allows you to experience your life in the present without ruminating about what just happened, what should have happened, what almost happened,” says neuroscientist Sam Harris, a New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Making Sense podcast, and the creator of the Waking Up meditation course for beginners. “It is the ability to pay attention to what actually matters.” Though incorporating mindfulness into your own life can be tricky, the challenge is worth it, Harris says, since it “can be the difference between having a brilliant career, surrounded by creative people you love to work with, and being the scary guy in the office who just got fired (again).” Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., the founding director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, agrees: Mindfulness can give you a “competitive edge at work,” he says, which can help you manage your attention, develop self-awareness, learn to adapt, and regulate your emotional impulses. Here’s how Harris and Hunter say mindfulness can help you in your professional life.

1. Recognize where you focus your attention

“The ability to notice thoughts and emotions arise and pass away, rather than being merely identified with them, is a kind of superpower,” says Harris. But it’s not a superpower we’re born with. Useless mental chatter is the brain’s default and “we never get a moment’s peace for the rest of our lives,” he says. “That is, until we learn to meditate.” We live in an environment that “seduces our attention at every turn … and at the same time we’re using our minds to make a living.” Your capacity to focus your attention is your most valuable asset, but reclaiming our focus requires intention, says Hunter. Hunter tells his students that the first step to becoming more mindful is to observe where attention is being allocated: “Ask yourself, ‘Is what you’re giving your attention to on a daily basis truly meaningful to you?'”

Ask yourself, ‘Is what you’re giving your attention to on a daily basis truly meaningful to you?’ Jeremy Hunter founding director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management

This question led one of his students to recognize she was spending the first 30 minutes of her day in bed scrolling through Instagram. She was shocked to learn that amounted to 3.5 hours a week. After you observe where you’re putting your attention, you start to recognize which routine behaviors may be reducing your productivity, and therefore hindering your success. Outlining your priorities can help you catalog what’s unproductive. If you’re writing an important email and your attention shifts to searching the internet for what you should make for dinner, say, mindfulness helps you recognize you’re being distracted. Instead of letting it lead you away, “ask yourself, ‘Is this the best use of my time?'” says Hunter.

2. Gain insight into your thought patterns

Being mindful doesn’t mean you’ll stop experiencing distraction or no longer entertain negative thoughts or emotions. Instead, it teaches you to assign less value to those thoughts. “The goal isn’t to stop thinking. Rather, it’s to recognize thoughts as transitory appearances in consciousness,” says Harris. Not all negative feelings are counterproductive, he says. He uses exercise as an analogy for how negative feelings can serve as motivation: At the gym, you voluntarily create physical stress by running in place or lifting heavy weights. When you leave the gym, you don’t keep tensing your muscles and elevating your heart rate for no reason. You physically relax. “You want to have a similar relationship to periods of psychological stress. Can you put down your five-year plan so that you can actually enjoy dinner with your family? Not if you’re helplessly identified with every thought that comes lurching into consciousness,” Harris says. Meditate for as little as 10 minutes a day and you’ll slowly start to increase the amount of time you’re able to pay attention to the present. That ability will start to seep into other aspects of life, says Harris. You can then take a step back, categorize the feeling or thought as useless, and avoid manifesting ill feelings or acting impulsively.

3. Apply these techniques at work


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Oprah is giving generously this holiday season — here are 3 creative ways you can be charitable too

Oprah Winfrey has given away millions in donations and prizes over the years. The billionaire’s history of giving to Morehouse College began in 1989 with a contribution that established the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Fund. Oprah Winfrey donated $13 million to continue the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Program, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history. Donate using your spare changeRide sharing app Lyft allows customers to donate a portion of


Oprah Winfrey has given away millions in donations and prizes over the years.
The billionaire’s history of giving to Morehouse College began in 1989 with a contribution that established the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Fund.
Oprah Winfrey donated $13 million to continue the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Program, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history.
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Oprah is giving generously this holiday season — here are 3 creative ways you can be charitable too

Oprah Winfrey has given away millions in donations and prizes over the years. This year, the media mogul and philanthropist increased her contribution to an institution close to her heart. “I was really surprised to learn that it’s been 30 years since I made that $12 million donation to Morehouse [College], so today I would like to add $13 million to that,” Winfrey announced during a visit earlier this month to the historically black all-men’s university. The billionaire’s history of giving to Morehouse College began in 1989 with a contribution that established the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Fund. The recent surprise $13 million gift makes Winfrey’s total contribution to the school to $25 million. Winfrey is far from the only one thinking about philanthropy this time of year. Giving tends to increase around the holidays: About a quarter of Americans make most of their donations during the last three months of the year, according to Charity Navigator. And, experts say, the most effective way to give is to write a check or donate cash directly, like Winfrey did.

Here is video from today’s surprise announcement. Oprah Winfrey donated $13 million to continue the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Program, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history. pic.twitter.com/5tcs6Pfu5m — Morehouse College (@Morehouse) October 7, 2019

“People have been programmed to donate using a check or cash,” says Avani Ramnani, director of financial planning and wealth management at Francis Financial in New York, New York. “It started with things like Girl Scouts, you buy cookies with cash and then give a little extra dollars towards the cause.” Now, however, there are more ways to get creative with your giving. Even if you have a lot less to work with, here are three ways to tap into the spirit of the season, like Oprah, and donate to a cause that matters to you.

1. Raise money for charity on social media

Rather than having your friends and family give you material gifts this year, ask that they donate to your charity of choice using Instagram stories. The photo sharing app has a new feature that allows eligible nonprofits and their supporters to raise money directly from the application. You create the Instagram story, add the donation sticker and start raising money. For now, Facebook says, fees are waived, so 100% of the proceeds go to the charity you choose.

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Black Girls Code, No Kid Hungry, ASPCA, St. Jude, and the American Cancer Society are just some of the organizations currently accepting donations through Instagram. And any U.S. nonprofit can join the app’s database, as long as it is signed up to accept donations on Facebook and its Facebook is connected to their Instagram account.

2. Donate using your spare change

Ride sharing app Lyft allows customers to donate a portion of their fares using their Round Up & Donate feature. To opt in, turn on the feature using the “Donate” button in the “Menu” section of the app. Once on, Lyft will automatically round up each ride payment to the nearest dollar: A $7.75 fare rounds up to $8, for instance, with the 25 cents difference donated to an organization of your choice. As of 2018, Lyft passengers had rounded up the cost of 20 million rides to donate over $10 million to causes, the company announced. Food delivery apps Grubhub and Seamless also offer customers the option of rounding up to the nearest dollar as a way to donate to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

3. Shop online for a cause


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What an expense ratio is and why it’s important

Expense ratios cover a fund’s expensesAn expense ratio relates to the costs associated with running a mutual fund or ETF. An expense ratio of 1% means $10 of every $1,000 you invest goes to fund costs each year. Overall, the average expense ratio is 0.48%, according to Morningstar’s 2018 fee study. Where to find a fund’s expense ratioTo find your fund’s expense ratio, check its prospectus or fact sheet. You can also quickly find your funds’ expense ratio on investment resources like Morningstar,


Expense ratios cover a fund’s expensesAn expense ratio relates to the costs associated with running a mutual fund or ETF.
An expense ratio of 1% means $10 of every $1,000 you invest goes to fund costs each year.
Overall, the average expense ratio is 0.48%, according to Morningstar’s 2018 fee study.
Where to find a fund’s expense ratioTo find your fund’s expense ratio, check its prospectus or fact sheet.
You can also quickly find your funds’ expense ratio on investment resources like Morningstar,
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What an expense ratio is and why it's important

In recent weeks, brokerages including Charles Schwab, E-Trade, and TD Ameritrade have cut trading fees, or the expense charged just to buy into a fund. But even without that upfront expense, investing typically still isn’t a totally fee-free endeavor. A key fee to be aware of: expense ratios. You’ll see this figure on an ETF or mutual fund’s fact sheet or prospectus, often without any kind of further explanation. Here’s what you need to know about expense ratios, and how they apply to your money.

Expense ratios cover a fund’s expenses

An expense ratio relates to the costs associated with running a mutual fund or ETF. To cover those costs, funds tend to charge a percentage of any money you invest, kind of like how you tip on the total amount of money you spend at a restaurant. This ratio or percentage can seem pretty abstract on its own, so it may be helpful to think of it in terms of cost per $1,000 invested. An expense ratio of 1% means $10 of every $1,000 you invest goes to fund costs each year. Overall, the average expense ratio is 0.48%, according to Morningstar’s 2018 fee study. That’s equivalent to $4.80 per every $1,000 invested. But expense ratios can vary widely depending on what kind of investments you have.

Video by Jason Armesto Active funds, which are those that are continuously managed and curated by investment professionals, have average expense ratios of 0.67%, or $6.70 per $1,000. These funds tend to be pricier because there are simply more costs associated with running them. They require larger staffs to research investments aimed at beating average market performance and must cover taxes and fees associated with regularly buying and selling component investments. Even passive index funds have some overhead: They still require someone to perform periodic maintenance when shareholders add or withdraw money, or the index the fund tracks reevaluates its holdings. But their costs tend to be very low, with average expense ratios of 0.15%, or $1.50 per $1,000. That means those investing in active funds pay over four times more in fees than those who invest in passive funds.

Video by Courtney Stith And that higher expense doesn’t necessarily translate to bigger returns. It’s very hard even for experts to consistently beat the market — and, by extension, for active funds to outperform passive funds. While select actively managed funds may outperform their benchmarks, and their related index funds, over the short term, less than 10% manage to do so successfully after more than 15 years, according to data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Where to find a fund’s expense ratio

To find your fund’s expense ratio, check its prospectus or fact sheet. You can also quickly find your funds’ expense ratio on investment resources like Morningstar, Kiplinger or the Securities and Exchange Commission websites.

How an expense ratio affects your bottom line


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Capital One Venture vs. Capital One VentureOne: Which is the best for your needs?

The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card, for example, are both travel rewards cards, but that’s where the similarities end. If you fall within this description, you have the best chances of qualifying for one of the Venture cards. Welcome bonusThe Venture card offers a larger bonus than the VentureOne card, but the effective rewards return is lower. Winner: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers a better return on your spending and has a


The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card, for example, are both travel rewards cards, but that’s where the similarities end.
If you fall within this description, you have the best chances of qualifying for one of the Venture cards.
Welcome bonusThe Venture card offers a larger bonus than the VentureOne card, but the effective rewards return is lower.
Winner: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers a better return on your spending and has a
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Capital One Venture vs. Capital One VentureOne: Which is the best for your needs?

Signage is displayed on the exterior of a Capital One Financial Corp. cafe branch in Walnut Creek, California, U.S., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Capital One offers several pairs of cards with similar names but slightly different rewards, perks and annual fees. The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card, for example, are both travel rewards cards, but that’s where the similarities end. Frequent travelers looking to receive some of the benefits found with luxury travel cards, will find more value with the Venture card. VentureOne is a better choice for consumers who want to avoid an annual fee while taking advantage of special financing. Capital One states on its website that both cards are for people with excellent credit, which is defined as someone who has never declared bankruptcy or defaulted on a loan; hasn’t been more than 60 days late on any credit card, medical bill or loan in the last year; and has had a loan or credit card for three years or more with a credit limit above $5,000. If you fall within this description, you have the best chances of qualifying for one of the Venture cards. Below, CNBC Select reviews both cards, so you can choose the one that provides the most benefit for your spending habits.

Capital One Venture vs. Capital One VentureOne Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card Annual fee $0 for the first year, $95 after that $0 Variable APR 17.49% to 24.74% 13.74% to 23.74% Intro APR None 0% for the first 12 months on purchases only Rewards Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day — plus 10X miles on thousands of hotels at hotels.com/venture, through January 2020 Earn unlimited 1.25X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day — plus 10X miles on thousands of hotels at hotels.com/venture, through January 2020 Welcome bonus Earn 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening Earn 20,000 bonus miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening Credits Receive up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee every four years None

Annual fee

The Venture card has a $95 annual fee that’s waived the first year, while the VentureOne card has no annual fee. Before you choose a card, it’s important to do the math to see which card makes the most financial sense for your lifestyle. While $95 pales in comparison to other travel rewards cards that can have annual fees up to $550, it’s still something to consider. Venture cardholders receive a statement credit worth up to $100 for a Global Entry or TSA Precheck application, valid every four years. This perk can help effectively cancel out the annual fee, but only once every four years. Otherwise, you would need to spend approximately $4,750 a year (after the first year) to break even on the fee by earning enough rewards. This should be manageable considering the average American spends approximately $21,852 annually, according to consumer spending data from location intelligence firm Esri. But if you have other credit cards that charge an annual fee, you might not want to add another to your wallet. Winner: It’s a toss-up. The Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card has no annual fee, but if you take advantage of the higher rewards rate and Global Entry/TSA Precheck credit on the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, you can help offset the $95 annual fee (which is waived the first year).

Rewards

Both cards offer a flat-rate rewards program, which means all purchases earn the same amount of rewards. The VentureOne card earns unlimited 1.25X miles per dollar on every purchase, while the Venture card earns a higher 2X miles per dollar on all spending. And through January 2020, both cards offer 10 miles per dollar on thousands of hotels at hotels.com/venture. CNBC Select used the $21,852 sample budget to break down how much money you could earn (less than annual fee) if you optimized using each card over the course of five years. We found you could earn an estimated $2,451 after five years with the Venture card, which is $835 more than the VentureOne card’s $1,616. While the five-year estimates we’ve included are derived from a budget similar to the average American’s spending, you may earn a higher or lower return depending on your consumer habits. Winner: The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card earns you more rewards over the course of five years, even with the $95 annual fee (waived the first year).

Redemption

Both cards allow you to redeem rewards in a variety of ways, from travel to statement credit to gift cards. Cardholders can redeem rewards for travel in two ways: as a statement credit for past travel purchases using the Purchase Eraser or to book future travel through Capital One’s rewards center. Keep in mind statement credit redemptions must be made within 90 days from the date your travel purchase posts to your account. Miles can also be transferred to over 10 travel partners including JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Aeromexico and Air France KLM. Winner: Tie. Both cards offer the same redemption options.

Welcome bonus

The Venture card offers a larger bonus than the VentureOne card, but the effective rewards return is lower. Venture cardholders earn 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening, which is like earning about 17% back. The VentureOne card offers 20,000 bonus miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening, which is about 20% back. Winner: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers a better return on your spending and has a lower spending requirement than the Venture® Rewards Credit Card, making it the winner.

Added perks

Both cards offer many of the same perks with a few differences. Here’s a breakdown of the perks offered by both cards: Consumers with either card can benefit from: No foreign transaction fees

24-hour travel assistance services

Roadside assistance

Auto rental collision damage waiver

Travel accident insurance

Extended warranty

Exclusive access to premier culinary, music and sports events

Purchase protection

Extended warranty protection

Trip cancellation/interruption insurance Venture Rewards cardholders enjoy this added perk: Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee every four years Winner: Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card since it offers the added benefit of Global Entry/TSA PreCheck application fee credit.

Bottom line

The Venture Rewards credit cards offer similar rewards programs and nearly identical card benefits, but differ in the amount of miles you earn per dollar spent and annual fee. If you’re looking to earn the most rewards, the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card is the better option with 2X miles on all spending versus the Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card’s 1.25X miles. Plus if you fly often, you can benefit from a credit up to $100 for a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee once every four years. However, if you don’t want to pay an annual fee, the VentureOne card is a better fit since the Venture card has a $95 annual fee after the first year. Despite the Venture card’s annual fee, it’s worth pointing out that the average American would still net approximately $835 more in rewards than the VentureOne card. While both of these cards are good options for travelers, there are alternative options that may be a better fit for your needs. Check out CNBC Select’s round up of the best travel credit cards. If travel isn’t one of your major expenses, you might want to consider our lists of the best cash-back credit cards and best rewards credit cards.

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the CNBC Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.


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Don’t want to pay your credit card’s annual fee? Here’s how to ask for a retention offer

However, your spending habits can change over time, which might lead you to second-guess whether the high annual fee is still worthwhile. I decided to reevaluate whether the $250 annual fee was worth the dent in my wallet. 1The first time I tried to get my annual fee waived, I opted to use the live chat feature on the Amex app. Bottom lineIf you have a credit card with an annual fee and are no longer receiving enough value to make the fee worthwhile, consider asking for a retention offer before


However, your spending habits can change over time, which might lead you to second-guess whether the high annual fee is still worthwhile.
I decided to reevaluate whether the $250 annual fee was worth the dent in my wallet.
1The first time I tried to get my annual fee waived, I opted to use the live chat feature on the Amex app.
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Don't want to pay your credit card's annual fee? Here's how to ask for a retention offer

Some credit cards come with pretty steep annual fees upwards of $500. While these fees might seem high, they can often be offset if you take full advantage of all the benefits the card offers, such as annual statement credits, generous welcome bonuses or exclusive cardmember perks. However, your spending habits can change over time, which might lead you to second-guess whether the high annual fee is still worthwhile. I found myself in this situation as the one-year anniversary of my American Express® Gold Card was fast approaching. I decided to reevaluate whether the $250 annual fee was worth the dent in my wallet. Originally, I opened the card for its rewards program, travel perks and a targeted welcome bonus of 50,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 within the first three months of card opening. Currently, American Express is offering 35,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases within the first three months from opening a new Gold Card. (See rates and fees, terms apply.) However, over the course of the past year, I’ve opened several other credit cards, and I’ve been using the American Express® Gold Card less, as some of the other cards in my wallet offer rewards that better suit my spending needs. As a result, I wasn’t so excited to fork over $250 for the American Express® Gold Card. In my work as a reporter at CNBC Select, I had heard that retention offers and fee waivers exist, and I know people who have lucked out multiple times, so I figured I’d give it a try. After all, it never hurts to ask. Little did I know when I started out, it would take multiple tries to get an offer close to what I was looking for.

Attempt No. 1

The first time I tried to get my annual fee waived, I opted to use the live chat feature on the Amex app. I didn’t feel like speaking to a representative — typical millennial right? I quickly learned live chat wasn’t the way to go. The customer service representative told me the annual fee is something that can’t be waived, as it supports the features and benefits of my card. Then the rep asked if I wanted to downgrade my card to the American Express® Green Card, which has a lower $95 annual fee but offers fewer rewards — 2 Membership Rewards® points per dollar on travel booked at amextravel.com and 1 point per dollar on everything else. I declined because it doesn’t suit my spending habits and asked the rep if there was a way I could receive bonus points to help offset the fee. The rep said there was “no such provision,” which I knew wasn’t true. I ended the chat and did some Google searches to see if there was a better way to get my fee waived. Nearly every article recommended calling customer service. As much as I didn’t want to pick up the phone, I knew it would better my chances.

Attempt No. 2

I called Amex customer service and made my case to the representative. I leveraged that I’ve been an Amex cardholder for over five years, frequently use various Amex cards and have perfect payment history. I also explained that since recently opening the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, which offers 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%), I no longer use my American Express® Gold Card because the rewards rate isn’t quite as good (Amex Gold Card members earn 4X Membership Rewards® points, on up to $25,000 per year in purchases at U.S. supermarkets, then 1X). The representative reiterated that there are no such retention offers available to cardholders and listed the benefits provided by my card, also noting that I recently took advantage of some, such as the monthly $10 dining credit at select restaurants and annual $100 airline fee credit. I was again offered to downgrade to the American Express® Green Card. Since the representative was firm on that being the only option, I declined again and ended the approximately 15 minute call.

Attempt No. 3

After my second attempt, I was quite discouraged, but decided to reach out to a few friends who I knew have had better luck receiving retention offers. They encouraged me to call again and said that it can take several calls. But they also warned that I may still not get an offer, no matter how many times I call. They also gave me a really helpful tip: Ask for the retention department. This was great advice as it ensured the right party heard my request. When I called the second time, I immediately asked for the retention department. Before I was connected, the general customer service representative asked why I wanted that department, and I provided a quick overview of my reasons. Additionally, I mentioned I was considering closing my Gold card in favor of a card with lower fees and similar rewards offered by competing issuer. Before connecting to the retention department, I was yet again asked if I wanted to switch to the American Express® Green Card, and I politely declined. The general customer service representative put me on hold and spoke to the retention representative on my behalf. A few minutes later, I was told there was an available offer on my account for 10,000 Membership Rewards points after I spend $1,500 on my card within the next three months. To determine the dollar amount of the offer, I used AmEx’s helpful points value calculator. The value of points varies based on redemption method, with 10,000 MRP worth $100 towards flights or gift cards, $70 for prepaid hotels and $60 as a statement credit. I was then connected directly with the retention rep and asked whether I’d like to accept the offer. While I didn’t receive a fee waiver, I accepted the offer since it was better than nothing. Before it was official, the rep read through some terms and mentioned that the three-month time period starts immediately. At the end of the call, I asked if I would receive an email confirmation of the offer, but was told that wasn’t an option. If I want to check my progress toward earning the offer, I’d have to call back to inquire. All in all, the call took about 20 minutes, and I walked away with the ability to earn 10,000 points. It may not have been the offer I was hoping for, but it was sufficient to make me feel OK about paying the annual fee for another year.

Bottom line

If you have a credit card with an annual fee and are no longer receiving enough value to make the fee worthwhile, consider asking for a retention offer before downgrading or closing your account. If you receive an offer, it may offset the annual fee for another year. If you don’t receive an offer, you can ask to be downgraded to an alternative no annual fee credit card or a card with a lower annual fee. Financial experts don’t recommend closing credit cards since it can potentially have a negative impact to your credit score, but there can be exceptions if the cost of the card outweighs its benefits. While I walked away with a retention offer, it wasn’t the waiver or lump sum of points I was hoping for, but still better than nothing. Next year I’ll be sure to try again and may luck out with a better offer! For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here. For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card, click here.

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the CNBC Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.


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The US and China made ‘substantial progress’ at trade talks, Chinese vice premier says

“Stopping the escalation of the trade war benefits China, the U.S and the whole world. It’s what producers and consumers alike are hoping for,” Liu said in a rare public speech about the trade war. China and the United States reached a limited deal last week toward ending the trade war that has roiled global markets and hammered world growth. China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed to an annual 6.0%, its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising trade war hit factory production a


“Stopping the escalation of the trade war benefits China, the U.S and the whole world.
It’s what producers and consumers alike are hoping for,” Liu said in a rare public speech about the trade war.
China and the United States reached a limited deal last week toward ending the trade war that has roiled global markets and hammered world growth.
China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed to an annual 6.0%, its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising trade war hit factory production a
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The US and China made 'substantial progress' at trade talks, Chinese vice premier says

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Liu He, China’s vice premier, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Saturday that will work with the to address each other’s core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and that stopping the trade war would be good for both sides and the world.

“The two sides have made substantial progress in many fields, laying an important foundation for the signing of a phased agreement,” Liu, also the chief negotiator in the trade talks, told a virtual reality conference in Nanchang, the capital of southeastern Jiangxi province.

“Stopping the escalation of the trade war benefits China, the U.S and the whole world. It’s what producers and consumers alike are hoping for,” Liu said in a rare public speech about the trade war.

China and the United States reached a limited deal last week toward ending the trade war that has roiled global markets and hammered world growth. Both sides are working toward a written agreement.

China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed to an annual 6.0%, its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising trade war hit factory production and investment sentiment.

Liu said on Saturday that China will step up investment in core technologies to accelerate economic restructuring, adding economic prospects remain “very bright.”

“We’re not worried about short-term economic volatility. We have every confidence in our ability to meet macroeconomic targets for the year,” he said.

Liu said improved relations between China and the United States benefited the world.

“Growth in Sino-U.S. economic and trade cooperation is connected to peace, stability and prosperity of the whole world,” he said.

“China and the U.S. can meet each other half way, based on equality and mutual respect, addressing each other’s core concerns, striving to create a good environment and achieving both sides’ common goals.”

The International Monetary Fund estimated that a tentative trade deal reached by Washington and Beijing last week could reduce the harm done by tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by both countries over the past 15 months.

Instead of dragging global growth down by 0.8%, the impact might be limited to 0.6%, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday.


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Brexit: Boris Johnson set for showdown in historic day for UK politics

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson gives a press conference at European Parliament on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. It is the greatest single restoration of national sovereignty in parliamentary history,” the prime minister added. By proxy, this would activate the “Benn Act” forcing the prime minister to request an extension to the October 31 deadline. What Johnson needsThe prime minister needs roughly 318 votes to pass the motion, but there are only 288 Conservativ


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson gives a press conference at European Parliament on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
It is the greatest single restoration of national sovereignty in parliamentary history,” the prime minister added.
By proxy, this would activate the “Benn Act” forcing the prime minister to request an extension to the October 31 deadline.
What Johnson needsThe prime minister needs roughly 318 votes to pass the motion, but there are only 288 Conservativ
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Brexit: Boris Johnson set for showdown in historic day for UK politics

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson gives a press conference at European Parliament on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Jean Catuffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images

LONDON — After Theresa May’s three failed attempts to win over lawmakers, current U.K. leader Boris Johnson will put his own Brexit deal to the test during a historic Saturday sitting of the British Parliament. The House of Commons began sitting from 9.30 a.m. London time and will continue “until any hour,” according to the latest agenda paper. The House is sitting on a Saturday for the first time since 1982, when the U.K. was at war with Argentina. Addressing the House prior to the vote Saturday morning, Johnson said the new deal “allows the UK whole and entire to leave the EU on October 31 in accordance with the referendum whilst simultaneously looking forward to a new partnership based on the closest ties of friendship and cooperation.” “This agreement provides for a real Brexit, taking back control of our borders, laws, money, farming, fisheries and trade. It is the greatest single restoration of national sovereignty in parliamentary history,” the prime minister added.

Aside from key changes in how Northern Ireland is treated, there appears to be little difference from May’s failed deal, but Johnson will be banking that lawmakers, tired of the Brexit deadlock, will switch to support his withdrawal deal. Some reports suggest Johnson has persuaded hardline Brexiteers that by voting for his deal, the government can keep the threat of a no-deal on the table when trade negotiations begin during the Brexit transition period. Responding to Johnson’s opening remarks, main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the new deal “risks people’s jobs, rights at work, our environment and our National Health Service.” “We must be honest about what this deal means for our manufacturing industry and people’s jobs. Not only does it reduce access to the market of our biggest trading partner, it leaves us without a customs union which will damage industries all across this country in every one of our constituencies,” Corbyn added. Corbyn also said the new arrangements would inevitably lead to a trade deal with the Trump administration, “forcing the U.K. to diverge from the highest standards and expose our families once again to chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef.” Johnson will take at least 90 minutes of questions about his talks that led to the agreement between the U.K. and 27 other EU leaders.

Amendments

Amendments to the vote have been made possible by a Commons victory on Thursday which saw remain MPs and opponents to a no-deal Brexit vote in unison. If any amendment is selected by the Speaker of the House John Bercow and approved by lawmakers, it could mean the outcome of Saturday’s vote is altered significantly. One possibility is a stiffening of existing legislation that prevents no deal at all, while another possible vote is on whether a second public referendum is needed to confirm Johnson’s Brexit deal. The most significant of these is the “Letwin amendment” which would withhold approval of the deal until the legislation is in place to enact it. By proxy, this would activate the “Benn Act” forcing the prime minister to request an extension to the October 31 deadline. Meanwhile, Sky News has reported, citing a source from Downing Street, as suggesting the government will sit out the vote on the deal, effectively cancelling it, should the Letwin amendment pass. CNBC has not been independently verify this information. The Letwin amendment is expected to curry favor with MPs who want a deal but do not trust the current government to avoid a no-deal exit by enacting the Benn Act properly. In the afternoon, the government motion is expected to ask lawmakers to approve the deal. The vote is expected to be tight with more “hard Brexit” supporters in his Conservative Party now ready to back Johnson after rejecting May. If MPs (Members of Parliament) do approve the deal unamended on Saturday, the government is expected to table the Withdrawal Agreement Bill as soon as Monday, freeing the U.K. to leave the European Union on October 31. The U.K. then enters into a transition period until the end of 2020. During this time, the EU and U.K. would attempt to resolve future trading terms. Should Johnson lose the vote, U.K. legislation means he has until 11 p.m. London time to send Brussels a letter requesting an extension to the Brexit deadline.

What Johnson needs

The prime minister needs roughly 318 votes to pass the motion, but there are only 288 Conservative Party MPs. On these calculations, which assumes all Conservatives vote for the deal, Johnson is 30 votes short. His former reliance on 10 votes from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has now evaporated with the Northern Irish party, angry at the deal struck with Europe, now vowing to oppose the government. Further opposition can be expected from the Scottish National Party (SNP), Plaid Cymru (Welsh national party), Liberal Democrats, one Green Party MP and of course, the main rump of the opposition Labour Party. But all is not lost for Johnson and there are three sources he can plunder for support: Conservative rebels who the prime minister previously sacked, but haven’t yet defected to another party.

Labour lawmakers whose constituencies voted heavily to leave in the 2016 referendum.

A small number of MPs sitting as independents. Some pro-deal Labour MPs have already confirmed they will defy their party to vote with Johnson while, conversely, some rebel Conservative lawmakers are set to reject Johnson’s proposal.

Now watch: Scottish lawmaker says Johnson should be “taken out of office”


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Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital is rocked by riots

Pinera spoke to the nation in the early hours of Saturday, declaring an emergency lockdown as sirens filled the night air downtown, and police and firefighters rushed to contain the damage. Chile ‘s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered. Enel Chile, a subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, said vandals


Pinera spoke to the nation in the early hours of Saturday, declaring an emergency lockdown as sirens filled the night air downtown, and police and firefighters rushed to contain the damage.
Chile ‘s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.
Enel Chile, a subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, said vandals
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Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital is rocked by riots

Pinera spoke to the nation in the early hours of Saturday, declaring an emergency lockdown as sirens filled the night air downtown, and police and firefighters rushed to contain the damage.

Black-hooded protesters enraged by recent fare hikes on public transportation lit fires at several metro stations, looted shops, burned a public bus and swung metal pipes at train station turnstiles during Friday’s afternoon commute, according to witnesses, social media and television footage.

Chile ‘s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

In the coming days, our government will call for a dialogue … to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the increase in fares.

The center-right Pinera said he would invoke a special state security law to prosecute the “criminals” responsible for the city-wide damage, while at the same time saying he sympathized with those impacted by the rate hikes.

“In the coming days, our government will call for a dialogue … to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the increase in fares,” Pinera said in the broadcast address.

Chile is one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations, but also, among its most unequal. Frustrations over the high cost of living in Santiago have become a political flashpoint, prompting calls for reforms on everything from the country’s tax and labor codes to its pension system.

Enel Chile, a subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, said vandals had set fire to the company’s high-rise corporate headquarters downtown. Local television footage showed flames climbing up the side of the building as fire crews struggled to break through growing crowds of protesters.

The company said in a statement posted on Twitter that workers had been evacuated safely from the site.

High school and university students began the protests after the government hiked fares on Oct. 6 to as much as $1.17 for a peak metro ride, blaming higher energy costs and a weaker peso.

The protests turned increasingly violent on Friday afternoon, however, and by early evening, officials had closed down all of the city’s 136 metro stations, which connect more than 87 miles of track.

The metro system will remain closed through the weekend, with officials saying “serious destruction” made it impossible to operate trains safely.

Demonstrators clanging pots and honking horns clashed with police armed with batons and tear gas all across the normally subdued city late into Friday evening.

Metro management said there had been more than 200 incidents on Santiago’s subway system in the previous 11 days, mostly involving school children and older students jumping barriers and forcing gates.

Earlier on Friday, after a meeting with the metro chief and interior minister, Transport Minister Gloria Hutt told reporters the fare hike would not be reversed. She said the government subsidizes almost half the operating costs of the metro, one of Latin America’s most modern.

“This is not a discussion that should have risen to the level of violence that we’ve seen,” she said.


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Trump says he hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by mid-November

US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas on October 17, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. “I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House,


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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.
“I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House,
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Trump says he hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by mid-November

US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas on October 17, 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will provide Beijing’s perspective on the progress of the talks in a speech on Saturday, according to a tweet from editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a tabloid published by the People’s Daily of China’s ruling Communist Party.

“I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House, without providing details.

“We’re working with China very well,” Trump also said.

The White House has announced that China agreed to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. farm products annually, as part of the first phase of a trade deal, although China seems slow to follow through.

The so-called phase 1 deal was unveiled at the White House last week during a visit by vice premier He as part of a bid to end a tit-for-tat trade war between Beijing and Washington that has roiled markets and hammered global growth.

U.S. officials said a second phase of negotiations could address thornier issues like forced technology transfer and non-financial services issues.


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