CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Financial Planning'

Before You Charge Those Medical Bills

Unexpected medical expenses are a part of life. But before you reach for your credit card, be sure you’ve explored all other options for repaying the hospital or doctor’s office.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning

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

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

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

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

No Annual Fee Credit Card Offers

No annual fee credit card offers are a great way to save money. Here are a few of the latest offers for consumers and small businesses.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Going Digital with Your Credit Cards

Ready to move into the financial digital age? Visa and Google just might be able to help you achieve that goal by the end of the year.


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

Financial Resources for Service Members

The Office of Servicemember Affairs was founded to serve as a financial advocate for military members, their families and veterans. Learn more about it here.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial Planning, Special Offers

Woman’s Best Friend: the Right Credit Card

Think all credit card offers are the same? Think again; today’s credit-savvy woman knows what’s best for her needs and future and can recognize the best perks in a credit card offer.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Credit Card Budgeting & Lessons Learned from S&P

With the S&P choosing to lower the nation’s credit rating, there are lessons to be learned from what our elected leaders didn’t do. Here’s how you can apply those lessons to your own budgeting efforts.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card News, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Avoid Vacation Blues: Smart Credit Card Tips

Your vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, whether you travel by air or prefer the scenic route when traveling by car. Check out our credit card tips on these rewards cards.


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




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