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All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

Regardless of which Apple rumor du jour you choose to believe, all indications are that Apple will unveil its new iWallet mobile payments solution Tuesday. But don’t throw away your real wallet anytime soon.  Cash is still king. Sure, making payments using your iPhone is “cool” – particularly for millennials and those want to prove… Read More

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

One reason many people dislike credit cards is that often, they impose harsh interest rates and fees when cardholders carry debt or miss payments. For example, most cards charge a late payment fee equal to the minimum payment or $25, whichever is less, and up to $35 for subsequent late payments. In addition, cardholders who pay… Read More

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build credit — you can get a credit card even if you have poor credit — but there are plenty of misconceptions about how best to do that. A common myth involves carrying a balance — that’s not paying your statement in full after each billing period, meaning… Read More

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

What’s the best money you’ve ever spent? Research shows that for most of us, money spent on experiences generates the most happiness. But is that worth borrowing money? In some cases, the answer may be yes. We asked people what was the best thing they had ever bought with credit, and got an array of… Read More

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers

Some credit card issuers are misleading consumers about the real cost of balance transfers and low-interest promotions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday. The agency did not name any culprits, but issued a general bulletin alerting banks that they risk inviting an enforcement action if the deceptive marketing continues. In its bulletin, the bureau… Read More

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

Most Americans carry around some sort of credit or debit card, embossed with a 15- or 16-digit card number on the front. But what exactly do those numbers mean? Are they sequential, random or do they follow some other type of pattern? It turns out that there is meaning behind those numbers. Looking at the first… Read More

America’s Favorite Credit Card Issuers

America’s Favorite Credit Card Issuers

America’s Favorite Credit Card Issuers

Consumer satisfaction with credit card issuers is at an all-time high, with cardholders’ opinions heavily swayed by the way an issuer handles fraud and data breaches. These are among the many findings in the 2014 J.D. Power U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study, which named American Express and Discover as the issuers with the most satisfied… Read More

I Got a Credit Card Offer in the Mail. Now What?

I Got a Credit Card Offer in the Mail. Now What?

I Got a Credit Card Offer in the Mail. Now What?

Perhaps you just received a credit card offer in the mail, or were handed one in the airport, or at the cash register in your favorite store. So now that you have this offer, what should you do with it? You may not come by credit card offers every day, but there is no shortage of… Read More

My Biggest Credit Card Mistake: Experts Share Their Stories

My Biggest Credit Card Mistake: Experts Share Their Stories

My Biggest Credit Card Mistake: Experts Share Their Stories

Nobody’s perfect. Even when you spend all day trying to learn everything you can about a subject, you still make mistakes. For instance, even some of the top credit card experts have made some embarrassing moves, yet we were all willing to share them so that you can learn from our experiences. Brian Kelly Brian… Read More

You Can Pay Your Credit Cards & Still Wreck Your Credit

You Can Pay Your Credit Cards & Still Wreck Your Credit

You Can Pay Your Credit Cards & Still Wreck Your Credit

The most important thing that you need to know about credit cards is that they are not free money. You will receive a bill for your charges, and you will be expected to pay it. But just because you eventually pay your credit card debt, it doesn’t mean that you will automatically have a good… Read More

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