CreditCardsCo Blog Author - Carolyn Spiel

Carolyn (74 Posts)

Carolyn Spiel is the owner of a finance blog. She mostly focuses on credit card reviews. She helps the public to decipher some of the more difficult to understand terms and conditions of many credit cards. Her ability to put information in a plain and easy to understand article is a gift that benefits many readers. Also at: Credit Card News.

Carolyn Spiel

The AMEX CEO BootCamp for Women


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





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.





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.





Prepaid Debit Cards: the Pros and Cons


When it comes to prepaid debit cards, there are usually two schools of thought: they’re the ideal alternative to a bank account or they’re risky financial products with too many fees. Both are accurate, for the most part.





What Does Legal Battle Over Swipe Fees Mean for Consumers?


Eight years and millions spent over credit card swipe fees – and it amounts to very little change for American credit card users.





The Dark and Unexpected Pre-Account Opening Fees


It took several years, but First Premier is free to charge its consumers high pre account fees before sending out that credit card.





Long Overdue: Credit Bureau Overhauls


A new FTC and CFPB report reveals it’s time for an overhaul in American credit bureaus.





Charge it! – Paying Your Taxes


The IRS accepts credit cards as payment options for your tax bill, but should you charge it to satisfy Uncle Sam?





MasterCard Profits Up Courtesy of Credit Card Use


MasterCard just might be the credit card company to watch this year as it pulls together great leaders, admirable charitable efforts and global partners.





How Does Google Wallet Virtual Card Fare?


Google Wallet doesn’t have quite the following it’d hoped for, despite allowing Visa, Discover and Amex. Does it stand a chance?





Double Duty Credit Cards


Don’t fill up the landfills with those expired credit cards. Here are several great options that let you do good for the environment.





New Year, New Credit Card Fees


All of the bickering between major credit card companies and merchants could soon land in your lap every time you use your debit card or credit card.








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