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5 Steps to Greater Online Payment Security

Take these steps to greater online payment security to reduce the risks of your falling victim to identity theft and fraud. Prevention is better than cure.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Banking, ID Protection

Reducing Credit Card Debt in the New Year?

For everyone with credit card debt, reducing such debt to minimal amounts should be made priority throughout the New Year. A debt profile is hardly manageable for a single mom struggling to send the kids to school, but following a few steps each day helps get the debtor on the right part within no time.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Financial Planning, Saving Tips

Charge Cards vs. Credit Cards – Identifying the Differences

The terms “charge card” and “credit card” are commonly used interchangeably however there are small differences between both cards. For one charge cards require monthly payments in full while credit cards give room for minimum payments of outstanding balances usually ranging from 2% to 5%.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics

How Credit Card Balance Transfers Affects your Credit Score

Believe it or not, credit card balance transfers take a toll on your credit score but to what depth depends on your situation. This post explains the general concept behind balance transfers and gives information on how reckless balance transferring may affect your credit score.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Balance Transfer, Credit Card Tips, Report & Score

IberiaBank Pricing Changes

IberiaBank has announced pricing updates for its credit card products. As per IberiaBank message, the bank will no longer charge penalty pricing or over the limit fees on any of its products.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics

How to Avoid Common Balance Transfer Mistakes

Balance Transfers… Balance Transfers… Balance Transfers!!! These infamous means to clearing up your credit card debts is a double edged sword that could work for or against you. Here are the most common balance transfer mistakes and how you can avoid them.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Balance Transfer, Choosing Cards, Financial Planning

Consumer Credit Card Protection Law 2010′ – A Blessing or Curse?

Analyzing the consumer credit card protection law to take effect in February 2010, the new law poses many blessings to the consumer but a point of annoyance for card companies bent on increasing profits.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Credit Card News, Credit Card Reform

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

The question of how many credit cards becomes too much to have is constantly on the lips of American consumers. The die has been cast with financial experts aligning themselves for and against the multiple credit card issue. Here’s what we think, plus a few tips to manage your finances should you already own multiple credit cards.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

BBB Warns – Robocalls Promising to Lower Credit Card Interest Rate

Consumers across the U.S. have been sounding about incessant automated telemarketing calls. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on September 1st these prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls (robocalls) to consumers will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Financial News, Low Interest

9 Attractive Benefits of a Business Credit Card

These 9 benefits of business credit cards are in fact pointers you should be careful to watch out for when searching for the right business card. The article explains each benefit in detail and hopefully at the end you’d see reason why it’s always a better idea to fund your business with a business credit card no matter how small an establishment it is.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Business, Choosing Cards, Credit Card Tips

How to Reduce Risks of Identity Theft?

With an estimated 16 million U.S. victims in 2006 and 2007, Identity Theft has grown gradually to become one of the most penetrative crimes leaving every American venerable to. Not one technique will stamp out ID theft or prevent one’s identity from being abused but a number of measures taken by every American will go a long way in preventing and promoting an ID theft free society.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Financial Planning, ID Protection

Protecting your Earnings from Inflation

Just like erosion will erode particles from a previously sandy area, inflation if left unchecked can wipe away the value of your earnings. Consumers cannot directly affect the inflation rate, but at least a number of measures to protect their earnings from inflation should be carried out.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Financial Planning, Saving Tips

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