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A Look Back: Credit Card Regulation
Have the changes in the financial sector served their purpose? We have perspective on how the credit card regulation ultimately affected consumers, now take a look back at the arguments for and against.
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?
Credit Card Rules to Take Into 2012
We’re all focusing on New Year’s resolutions. Pay attention to your financial situation to ensure better credit card deals and interest rates for your 2012.
Using Balance Transfer Credit Cards
Balance transfer credit cards are designed to help you save money. By not reading the terms and conditions. you might end up paying an even higher AR.
Credit Card Companies & Your Loyalty
The credit card companies are vying for one thing: your loyalty. They’re doing this with impressive bonus programs, free flights and cash back. Do the research to be sure your choice is right for your needs.
Changing Careers? Expect a Credit Check
Foreclosures, bankruptcies and missed credit card payments are all part of many Americans’ credit reports these days. Changing jobs can double your problems if you’re required to sign a consent form for a routine credit check.
Prioritizing Debt & Savings
Many of us are wondering what we should be focusing our attention on these days: paying down our credit card debt or working on building our savings. Here are a few questions you should be asking yourself.
Your Credit Card’s Best Kept Secret
Reading the small print can mean big savings for you. Your terms and conditions may offer perks you weren’t aware of.
Kids, Credit and Culpability
How much is too much when it comes to sharing your financial information with your children? Here, we have a few tips for parents struggling with the right words.
The Silver Wars
The silver lining exists in any of these silver credit card offers. We’ve reviewed several of the popular silver and platinum credit card offers.
Why Terms and Conditions Matter
Think that small print serves no real purpose? It could make a big difference in your monthly budget. Here’s why you should always read the terms and conditions with your credit card offers.
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.