CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Financial Planning'

Hotel Rewards Credit Cards

Ready for the summer months and vacation? Get it started off the right way and choose your hotel rewards credit card carefully.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Card Rewards, Choosing Cards, 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

Not All Prepaid Debit Cards Are Created Equal

The prepaid or re-loadable sector of the financial industry is the fastest growing of all financial products. Learn more about these convenient tools designed to help you manage your money.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Financial Planning, Prepaid

Choose Your Credit Cards Wisely

Many credit card offers can overwhelm anyone. Decide which benefits you prefer and then select the best credit card for your needs.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Choosing Cards, Financial Planning

Reconsider Your Debit Card

Using your debit card may no longer be the convenient way to buy groceries, fuel or anything else if banks have their way and begin capping charges at $50 or $100.


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

Written Off Credit Card Debt

Remember the settlement you made with your credit card company last year? You now must claim the amount that was written off as part of your taxable income on your tax returns.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Debt Consolidation, Financial Planning

The CareCredit Card

Medical procedures are being targeted by some credit card companies. But are they a feasible payment option?


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Financial Planning, New Credit Cards

Credit Cards and Mortgages

Preparing to buy a new home takes a lot of preparation. Do you know you should be doing even five years before you begin your search for a new home? Your credit card history plays a significant role.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning, Report & Score

Celebrities Influencing Your Credit Card Choices

Celebrities influence nearly every aspect of daily life, but do you really want them to influence your financial choices? Some are definitely better than others, but a healthy dose of common sense and making choices right for you is always the way to go.


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

Strange Bedfellows: Uncle Sam and Visa

This year, Americans without access to a traditional checking account now have a new – and affordable – alternative to expensive rapid refund loans. The IRS is announcing a pilot program that allows taxpayers instant access to their income tax refunds.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Financial News, Financial Planning, Prepaid, Taxes

The CARD Act: One Year Later

Now that the CARD Act is one year old, has anything changed and if so, have the changes been good or bad for consumers? You might be surprised at what we learned.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Reform, Financial News, Financial Planning

A Credit Card that Charges 79.9% APR?

How high is too high when it comes to credit card interest rates? One company is charging nearly 80% APR – and consumers are flocking to it!


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




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