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Is a Home Equity Loan Right For You?

Thinking it might be a good time to rethink a refinance on your home? Maybe there’s some credit card debt you want to take care of? Carefully consider all of your options before you sign on the dotted line.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Miscellaneous

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.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Card Rewards, Choosing Cards

PayPal and its New Credit Card Reader

Look out Square, PayPal announced it’s ready to unveil its new PayPal Now app and card reader. Is there anything for Square to worry about? Maybe – and here’s why.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Thieving and Skimming: Protect Your Credit Cards

You might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to skim your credit card or bank information from gas pumps and other places you swipe. Here’s how to protect yourself.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Tips, ID Protection

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Before heading out for the summer vacation, check out some of these travel rewards credit cards.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Card Rewards, Choosing Cards

CFPB Expands Authority

Last July, the CFPB began taking consumer complaints regarding their credit cards. By December, it had grown to accept mortgage complaints. Now, the agency expands once again and covers banking complaints and student loans.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Miscellaneous

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.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: ID Protection, Miscellaneous

Stolen Credit Cards and The Idiots Who Steal Them

There are tons of stories about people convinced they can get away with credit card theft. No one gets away with it every time, but there are some who squeak by from time to time and are never apprehended.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: ID Protection

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

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.


Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Choosing Cards, Financial Planning

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

Chase: 4thQ & Credit Cards

Chase had a banner 2011, but how does that mesh with the credit card offers for consumers? Here’s a look at both Chase earnings and a few of those credit card offers.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Choosing Cards






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