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Get Better Credit Card Rewards

The new threshold for getting better credit card rewards offers is now 660. Not sure what your scores are? Here’s how to find out and how to improve them if they fall short.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Card Rewards, Choosing Cards

Marrying Your Finances

Are you and your spouse financially compatible? Do either of you hide money or credit card statements? This could mean trouble in marital paradise.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning

Maximizing Small Business Websites

Small business owners work hard to ensure their websites are doing their job – bringing in new customers. Here are a few tips that should help. From accepting credit cards to eliminating typos and grammatical errors, here’s what every small business website should include.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Miscellaneous

Credit Cards Off College Campuses, Is it Enough?

Should there be tighter regulations for marketing credit cards to college students? They may not be setting up tables on campuses, but they’re honing in on places your kids are more likely to be anyway: social media sites.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Choosing Cards, Student

Why Is CFPB Backing Down?

Is the armor on consumer-friendly CFPB showing damage? The federal agency has decided not to pursue an amendment to a law that protects consumers.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Financial Education Resources for Women

Women and men differ significantly in the way they view money, debt and savings. Here are two sites marketed to women, each with many resources for single moms, career women and everything in between.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning

NFL Players & Their Financial Problems

Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy protection in Florida. Do former pro football players face more difficulties after retirement?


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Financial Planning

A Look Back: Credit Card Regulation

Have the changes in the financial sector served their purpose? We have perspective on how the credit card regulation ultimately affected consumers, now take a look back at the arguments for and against.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Basics

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Know Your Rights

The FDCPA was written and passed into law in 1978. Another recession was just kicking in and this law protected consumers who were overwhelmed with debt collection efforts.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Miscellaneous

MasterCard, Visa Report Possible Massive Breach

Is the Global Payments crisis “mushrooming”? Some analysts think so. Here’s the latest on the Global Network breach that could be affecting millions of consumers this very moment.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Financial News, ID Protection

Audits, HUD Suggest Illegal Behavior Among Banks

New audits uncover disturbing decisions made by five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers. Some are demanding felony charges be filed.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Financial News

ID Theft Victims Have Spoken

The Federal Trade Commission releases a report that should make the three major credit bureaus take notice.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: ID Protection




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