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Credit Card Debt Drops in Early 2013

TransUnion reported today that the average credit card debt fell to $4,878 in the first quarter of 2013. This is great news and ideally will reveal a more confident consumer heading into the summer months.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Credit Card News, New Credit Cards

What is Really Driving Credit Card Debt?

Credit card debt is down, but it could be lower – except for the fact more of us are charging our medical expenses.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Debt

Yes, Fiscal Cliff Could Change Your Credit Card

One week left and the president and Congress have bailed – which was the one thing all parties agreed on. Here’s how it affects your credit cards.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Debt

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

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

Help For Overwhelming Credit Card Debt

Many Americans find themselves overwhelmed with credit card debt. There are ways to find yourself back to rosier financial health. It requires patience and homework – but it can make a world of difference for your finances.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation

Qualify for Tax Exemption on Forgiven Credit Card Debt?

You may not know, but there are ways to gain a tax exemption on old credit card debt. Here’s more information on this little known IRS rule.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Taxes

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

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

The Credit Card Industry’s Well Kept Secret

Struggling with your credit card payments? Have you asked your credit card company about its hardship program? Here are a few tips on this little known option.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Financial Planning

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

Retail Sales Up, But Credit Card Balances Down

The news out of the financial sector is confusing – unless you understand the contradictions. Here’s why retail sales are up while credit card balances are down.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Financial News




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