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Are Joint Credit Cards a Good Idea?

Are Joint Credit Cards a Good Idea?

Are Joint Credit Cards a Good Idea?

It’s exciting for a couple to move in together. All of the sudden, their facilities and utilities are being shared, and it is not uncommon for couples to explore sharing their finances. While most joint bank accounts are a straightforward arrangement, a joint credit card account can be much more complicated. What Are Joint Credit Card Accounts?… Read More

How to Keep Track of Your Spending on Multiple Credit Cards

How to Keep Track of Your Spending on Multiple Credit Cards

How to Keep Track of Your Spending on Multiple Credit Cards

There are some good reasons that credit card users may want to have multiple accounts open at the same time. Often, cardholders are trying to take advantage of the unique benefits of different cards, such as bonus rewards for certain categories of spending. Some earn tremendous amounts of points and miles through generous sign-up bonuses. Others choose… Read More

Why These Millennials Don’t Have Credit Cards

Why These Millennials Don’t Have Credit Cards

Why These Millennials Don’t Have Credit Cards

If you ask a young consumer about the contents of his wallet, there’s a pretty good chance he’ll tell you he has a debit card in it, if a recent survey is any indication. The prevalence of ecommerce and mobile banking practically makes it a necessity to have a payment card of some kind if… Read More

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

When I was 16, my parents sat me down for “the talk.” They told me it was a lot of responsibility, but they thought it was time for me to get my first credit card. I was driving and more independent so they thought it was good for me to have a credit card for… Read More

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

Comenity Bank recently released a rewards credit card for entertainment enthusiasts: the Saturday Night Live MasterCard. Comenity manages more than 125 retail credit programs, according to its website, offering rewards programs for brand-loyal customers. For SNL credit cardholders, the bulk of those rewards points will come from making entertainment-related purchases, and points can be redeemed… Read More

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

One of the UAE’s largest banks, FGB, is offering a credit card with your face on it. Well, you don’t have to put your face on it, but this customizable product gives consumers the option of choosing a selfie for the card design, The National reports. Custom card design isn’t a new concept — for… Read More

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Alaskans have consistently carried high credit card balances for the past few years, possibly due to the high cost of living in the state. According to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports, sorted using Experian’s IntelliView tool, only Alaska residents have carried an average credit card balance greater than $2,000 in the past three… Read More

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay, the new mobile payments service introduced by Apple this week, could ultimately set the security and privacy benchmarks for digital wallets much higher. Even so, the hunt for security holes and privacy gaps in Apple’s new digital wallet has commenced. It won’t take long for both white-hat researchers and well-funded criminal hackers to uncover… Read More

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

Rewards travel enthusiasts love to use credit cards to earn points and miles that they redeem for award travel. Others appreciate cash-back credit cards that amount to a discount on their purchases. But not everyone is happy with their rewards credit cards. Cardholders can lose their hard-earned rewards in a variety of ways, or they might… Read More

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

When you hand your credit card to a cashier, you expect it to work. It’s a reasonable assumption, but plenty of consumers have had the experience of swiping a card multiple times to no avail. For some reason, the reader won’t recognize your card — it might happen once in a while, repeatedly at the same… Read More

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