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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

Public Credit Card Complaint Database

The Consumer Protection Agency, which was founded as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, is considering a public credit card complaint database. Good idea or maybe not?


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Reform, Miscellaneous

Credit Card Rules to Take Into 2012

We’re all focusing on New Year’s resolutions. Pay attention to your financial situation to ensure better credit card deals and interest rates for your 2012.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Using Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Balance transfer credit cards are designed to help you save money. By not reading the terms and conditions. you might end up paying an even higher AR.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Balance Transfer, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

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

Changing Careers? Expect a Credit Check

Foreclosures, bankruptcies and missed credit card payments are all part of many Americans’ credit reports these days. Changing jobs can double your problems if you’re required to sign a consent form for a routine credit check.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card News, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Prioritizing Debt & Savings

Many of us are wondering what we should be focusing our attention on these days: paying down our credit card debt or working on building our savings. Here are a few questions you should be asking yourself.


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

Your Credit Card’s Best Kept Secret

Reading the small print can mean big savings for you. Your terms and conditions may offer perks you weren’t aware of.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Card Rewards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

Kids, Credit and Culpability

How much is too much when it comes to sharing your financial information with your children? Here, we have a few tips for parents struggling with the right words.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Card Rewards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

The Silver Wars

The silver lining exists in any of these silver credit card offers. We’ve reviewed several of the popular silver and platinum credit card offers.


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

Why Terms and Conditions Matter

Think that small print serves no real purpose? It could make a big difference in your monthly budget. Here’s why you should always read the terms and conditions with your credit card offers.


Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

Why Do You Have a Credit Card?

How do you use your credit cards? Is it used for dinner a few nights a week or maybe to offset rising costs of living? You might want to rethink your spending habits.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Debt, Financial Planning




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