We’re on the verge of new payment technology that could make our lives a lot easier. Unfortunately, we may be paying for these convinces with the risk of identity theft. We’ve also included a credit card best practices post that offers great tips for healthy credit use. And we can’t leave out the graduating class of 2011 with a big shout out—and dose of financial wisdom. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorite bloggers, we encourage you to follow them on Twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts.
Person-to-Person Lending Becomes Easier at Big Banks
If you’re buying something on e-bay, paying a friend back or exchanging money with any other person it will soon be much more convenient with clearXchange. Three major banks are offering a new service similar to Pay-pal and it’s simple enough to make transactions with an email address and a cell phone. Find out why identity thieves are going to love this service.
Google Unveils Google Wallet, Google Offers: What’s New
Google Wallet is an App for smartphones that allows users to use their phone like a credit card and Google Offers is a deal and discount coupon bundler that will automatically factor in any discounts when paying with your GWallet at the point of purchase. This is another outstanding convenience for most and yet another reason for identity thieves to be down right giddy
Financial and Career Advice for New Graduates
Congratulations to the graduates of 2011! Now, let’s get down to business. Many new grads are facing student debt and are unsure of their employment options. All new grads have to plan what career they want, how to launch it and how to prepare for the future. Emily from PT Money imparts her post-grad advice to this year’s class of 2011.
“MacDefender” Trojan Tricks Mac Users Into Giving Up Credit Card
Mac users beware! A fake anti-virus program is scamming users into giving up their credit card numbers. Apple is releasing an update to find and remove copies of the program but until then, remember to never give out your credit card information to anyone contacting you. You should be the one seeking out a product a service to pay for, not the other way around.
Experts Share Best Credit Card Advice
Tune up! Going back to basics and listening to new tricks can help you keep and maintain a healthy credit lifestyle. These very adept experts give sound advice and reminders about keeping yourself in good shape with great credit.
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