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Should You Accept a Settlement for Credit Card Debt

Debt settlement programs might not be the best option for consumers with credit card debt. FCC has some recommendations.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Debt Consolidation

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.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Reform

Foreclosure Rising in Some States

New trends are troublesome, including the triple digit foreclosure increases in several states. More than three dozen states are seeing some kind of rise in foreclosure.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Financial News

Smart Newlyweds Carefully Choose Credit Cards

Wedding season is quickly approaching. We can’t force newlyweds to learn the importance of APR and late payments, but there are some great credit card offers that can help them as they begin their new lives.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Choosing Cards, Special Offers

Does Any of the $917M in Unclaimed Funds Belong to You?

Before the weekend is over, you might discover a financial windfall. Check your state treasurer’s website. Many use their funds for paying off credit cards, savings or weekend getaways.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Banking, Financial News

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Strike Again

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters promised they would begin their denial of service attacks again this spring. True to their word, they’ve already hit one big bank this week.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, ID Protection

Bank of America: Winning or Losing?

It seems like one step forward and two steps back for Bank of America as it tries to avoid negative public relations.


Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Credit Card News

Long Overdue: Credit Bureau Overhauls

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


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Report & Score

6 Financial Mistakes That Can Haunt You

You save, put money to your retirement and make your credit card payments on time. Here are six common sense rules you might not have incorporated.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Uncategorized

Financial Literacy Day Empower Consumers

Council for Economic Education, Junior Achievement, and the Jump Start Coalition prepare for their annual financial literacy day.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Financial Planning

UK Solution for Financially Prepared Young People

Kids in the UK are already ahead in the financial game – they must be financially literate before graduating high school. Why can’t the U.S. step up to the plate?


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning, United Kingdom

Fifth Third Bank Making Incredible Strides for Unemployment

Fifth Third is setting the example for helping its unemployed bank customers with mortgages. Here’s how it’s accomplishing that.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Special Offers




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