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The AMEX CEO BootCamp for Women

American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, just announced OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking

Small Business Credit When Credit Scores are Low

A recent study released by MBO Partners provides an interesting look into the state of the American work force. Is small business credit really that difficult to secure?


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Bad Credit, Business, Financial Planning

Is the Financial Crisis Really Behind Us?

From the gross mishandling of the $700 billion TARP bailout to the greed shown by the banks that instead of being punished for, continue to be rewarded instead.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial News, Financial Planning

Mastercard Stand Up To Cancer Campaign

Every year, the MasterCard Stand up to Cancer Campaign leads the charge in the fight for cancer. And every year, it seems to double in size – from its message to its supporters to its presence in the media.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Miscellaneous, Special Offers

New Prepaid Cards Data

Seems as though there are new offers for prepaid cards being unveiled on a daily basis. Make no mistake, these financial products are here to stay and fortunately, the costs associated with using these financial products are dropping, too.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card News, Prepaid

Cordray is Confirmed CFPB Chief

It’s been a long few years, but after politicians did their song and dance, complete with holding a confirmation hostage and no shortage of bickering, Richard Cordray is confirmed as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief.


Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Financial News, Miscellaneous

Business Travel Rewards – US Bank & AMEX Business

If you think consumer credit card companies are competitive, the companies that offer business credit cards bring competition to a new level. Not only that, but with the economy slowly making a bit of recovery, banks and card networks are really targeting businesses of all sizes in an effort of speeding up that recovery.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Business, Card Rewards

Personal Finance and Same Sex Marriages

Today’s historic Supreme Court Case ruling has many immediate effects for same sex couples. Some of these effects include their personal finance decisions.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning

Are Banks Still Relevant?

Have you ever wondered if the classic American bank is even necessary these days? Millions have no access to them anyway, courtesy of a battered credit history, job losses and a host of other reasons.It’s interesting because there are a few more trends that are beginning to emerge when it comes to consumers and their finances.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Uncategorized

Customer of ‘Big Banks’? You Pay More Banking Fees

Just like Mom tried to teach a lesson in money management, we now are learning that the big banks are charging their customers more banking fees for the privilege of the brand.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking

Worst Banks for Transparency

Pew Charitable Trust, known for its brutally factual reports, has just released its latest effort on the worst banks for transparency and what it discovers might be troubling to some.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Financial News

Why an Emergency Fund Should be a Financial Goal

Sometimes, life just simply gets in the way. An emergency fund is a practical decision that will affect your finances – hopefully, forever.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Financial Planning, Saving Tips




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