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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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