CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Miscellaneous'

Selling Debt: Celebrities and Credit Cards

Alec Baldwin and Jimmy Fallon surely carry Capital One credit cards, but do their faces in the commercials sway your decisions in terms of which financial products are best for you?


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Miscellaneous

6 Financial Mistakes That Can Break You

Impulse purchases, inability to save money and making just the minimum payments are all credit traps we can easily fall into. Here are a few reasons why you need to check your self-discipline.


Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Financial Planning, Miscellaneous

New York AG Schneiderman Not for Sale

Politics are often synonymous with “scandal”. For New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, it’s more about doing the right thing – even when the costs are high.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

What’s Going on With Google Wallet?

Google has yet one more image problem on its hands; this time, the problem is with Google Wallet and prepaid credit cards and prepaid debit cards. Here’s what happened.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Miscellaneous

Sweeten Valentine’s Day by Using Your Credit Card

Discover, Chase and all the other credit card companies are offering up sugary-sweet savings for Valentine’s Day. And the best part? If you’re unattached, you can overindulge in all that wonderful chocolate yourself and don’t forget to send yourself a nice bouquet of roses!


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Miscellaneous

5 Tips for Using Your Credit Card for Charity Giving

Giving to charitable organizations is a selfless act that does your heart good. Before you give out that credit card number, check out a few tips so that you’re doing good not only for those in need, but for your credit rating, too.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Miscellaneous

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

The Differences in Visa and MasterCard?

There’s little difference between the two biggest credit card issuers, Visa and MasterCard; but the banks that issue them are the ones that set one offer apart from another. Learn more about those differences and the many similarities.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Miscellaneous

Consumer Credit Laws

Do you know there are numerous laws in place to protect consumers. A few include 2009 Credit CARD Act and The Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Learn more about these protections.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Miscellaneous

Bank of America’s Public Relations Disaster

Bank of America’s brutal week continues with damage control that’s falling woefully short. If you’re a BoA customer, will you maintain your loyalty or opt for a more consumer-friendly bank?


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Card Rewards, Miscellaneous

Steve Jobs & His Effect on Every Aspect of Our Lives

This week marked the sad passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. There wasn’t a single aspect of our modern society that he didn’t influence in some powerful way. We say goodbye to a man who is surely having that afternoon conversation with Socrates by now.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous




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