CreditCardsCo Blog Author - Carolyn Spiel

Carolyn (73 Posts)

Carolyn Spiel is the owner of a finance blog. She mostly focuses on credit card reviews. She helps the public to decipher some of the more difficult to understand terms and conditions of many credit cards. Her ability to put information in a plain and easy to understand article is a gift that benefits many readers. Also at: Credit Card News.

Carolyn Spiel

Debt Collection Credit Cards: Deceptive Move or New Start?


Debt collection credit cards are controversial. Consumers see a way to improve their credit, but collection agencies and banks see a way to start the clock again on debt that’s past the statute of limitations.





Solid Credit Card Choices for Recent College Grads


You’ve earned your college degree and now you’re thinking it’s time to start building your financial history. The right credit card can help you achieve your goals – but choose wisely.





Is a Recession Possible in 2013?


Things aren’t looking so good for the economic outlook in 2013. Politicians are too busy with the upcoming election to pay attention to things like the very real possibility of another recession in 2013.





Welfare Debit Card Fraud


The welfare system in this nation has historically been plagued with problems. The EBT cards most states now use also present unique problems, some of which plague the credit card industry.





Chase Sapphire Preferred


In a world where credit card perks are constantly updated to keep pace with the competition, it just might be the Chase Sapphire Preferred leads the pack.





Maximizing Small Business Websites


Small business owners work hard to ensure their websites are doing their job – bringing in new customers. Here are a few tips that should help. From accepting credit cards to eliminating typos and grammatical errors, here’s what every small business website should include.





MasterCard, Visa Report Possible Massive Breach


Is the Global Payments crisis “mushrooming”? Some analysts think so. Here’s the latest on the Global Network breach that could be affecting millions of consumers this very moment.





Sign On Bonuses Raise the Ante


Credit card companies have for quite some time competed for our business. Once again, they’re upping the ante – and once again, we’re benefiting.





International Fraud Prevention Month


March is International Fraud Prevention month. There are things you can do to keep from becoming a victim to credit card and identity thieves.





5 Credit Cards for Single Parents


There is nothing more rewarding than being a parent. There’s also nothing more frightening and overwhelming. If you’re a single parent, those fears are amplified. Take charge with these 5 credit card choices that work well with single parents everywhere.





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.





Visa, MasterCard: Contests & Sweepstakes


Wouldn’t it be great for our credit card companies to reward us with impressive contest winnings? A trip to the Grammy Awards and cold hard cash during tax season are up for grabs.








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