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News You Can’t Use

Did you know that

  • Every Visa card starts with the number 4
  • Every Mastercard starts with the number 5
  • Every American Express starts with the number 3

???

I just learned that — and I’m not quite sure what to do with the information. I’m also not sure why I’m just now learning this bit of finance trivia; a colleague says she first learned this 15 years ago. Any other credit card arcana?

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