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Bank of America’s Public Relations Disaster

Bank of America’s brutal week continues with damage control that’s falling woefully short. If you’re a BoA customer, will you maintain your loyalty or opt for a more consumer-friendly bank?

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Card Rewards, Miscellaneous

Steve Jobs & His Effect on Every Aspect of Our Lives

This week marked the sad passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. There wasn’t a single aspect of our modern society that he didn’t influence in some powerful way. We say goodbye to a man who is surely having that afternoon conversation with Socrates by now.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Credit Card Apps: Useful Financial Tools

Are you taking advantage of the apps available on your iPhone or smartphone? Credit card budgeting has gone high-tech – and these apps are receiving rave reviews from consumers.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Financial News

Credit Card Payment Insurance: Cure-All or Anything But?

Credit card payment insurance sounds like a good idea – until you realize it might be unnecessary and worse, it may not kick in when you need it most. Here’s why some experts discourage these credit card disability policies.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Bill My Parents & MasterCard Team for Prepaid Card

The new MasterCard, Bill My Parents campaign offers powerful tools for parents to guide teens and young adults into responsible money management. Learn more about this offer.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card News, Prepaid, Student

Discover Claims Top Spot in ID Fraud Prevention

Discover claimed the number one spot for the second year in a row for its many checks and balances for fraud prevention. Learn more about those checks and balances.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card News, Financial Planning, ID Protection

American Express: Find a Job and a Credit Card

In a bold move, American Express announces new avenues for recent college grads struggling in a tough economy. These bootcamps and other opportunities provide resources free of charge and you don’t have to be an AMEX card holder.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Changes in Disputing Process for Credit Card Charges

We all know the sense of dread that hits when we realize our credit cards have been stolen or used without our knowledge. Here’s what to do to keep the headache factor down.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Reform, Credit Card Tips, ID Protection

Free from Credit Card Debt? Yes, Really

Everyone’s finances are different, though their desires to be debt free are always universal. A balance transfer credit card might be your solution while for others, it makes sense to tap into their savings to meet their goals.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Credit Card Companies & Your Loyalty

The credit card companies are vying for one thing: your loyalty. They’re doing this with impressive bonus programs, free flights and cash back. Do the research to be sure your choice is right for your needs.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

Responsibility, College & Credit Cards

College is an exciting time for anyone; parents can play a big role in how well their young adults handle these new “grown-up” responsibilities. Student credit cards and prepaid cards are an ideal way to start.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Choosing Cards, Student

A Surge in Shopping Cards

Is a shopping card right for you? It just might be if you’re looking to build or rebuild your credit. Requirements aren’t as strict as traditional credit cards, either.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Choosing Cards

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