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Think You Won Your Credit Card Dispute? Not So Fast

Think You Won Your Credit Card Dispute? Not So Fast

Think You Won Your Credit Card Dispute? Not So Fast

When Carlo Deslate successfully disputed a credit card charge after a major travel mishap, he thought he had put the problem behind him. But five months later he received a bill from the online travel company through which he booked the tickets. If he didn’t pay, he was told, the balance could be turned over… Read More

Why Are Retailers Taking So Long to Upgrade Credit Card Readers?

Why Are Retailers Taking So Long to Upgrade Credit Card Readers?

Why Are Retailers Taking So Long to Upgrade Credit Card Readers?

Like a teacher dealing with a procrastinating student, it is tempting after all the delays with the implementation of new chip-enabled credit cards to say, “That’s it, no more extensions!” And that’s what it sounds like when the financial industry criticizes merchants for requesting yet another extension for them to convert to new-fangled EMV chip… Read More

Which Kind of Credit Card Should You Have in Your Wallet?

Which Kind of Credit Card Should You Have in Your Wallet?

Which Kind of Credit Card Should You Have in Your Wallet?

Some credit card users rely on a single card, while others have dozens. Thankfully, its easy to find a middle ground where you have a few cards that meet their essential needs, but not so many as to be difficult to manage. If you are striving to carry just the cards that you truly need, and are looking to… Read More

8 Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

8 Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

8 Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

Are you one of those people who refuse to pay an annual fee for a credit card? Although some of the best cards offered have steep annual fees, not all of them do. And while paying an annual fee can be a good value for big spenders, those with more modest spending requirements may not… Read More

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

Few credit card users (if any) get through life without making a financial misstep or two when using plastic. Even something that seems like an innocent oversight could seriously damage your credit standing, but in many cases, a single mistake isn’t a big deal. Before you start kicking yourself, find out if there’s a simple… Read More

4 Signs Your Credit Card Debt Is Getting Out of Control

4 Signs Your Credit Card Debt Is Getting Out of Control

4 Signs Your Credit Card Debt Is Getting Out of Control

It’s easy to dig yourself deep into credit card debt, but with a little attention to detail and self-discipline, you can catch yourself before a small problem becomes a life-altering debacle. If you’re ever carrying a balance on your credit card, instead of paying the statement in full each billing cycle, you need to closely watch… Read More

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

When you have bad credit, it can feel like no one will give you a loan, even though you can’t rebuild your credit history without one. Secured credit cards can offer a way out of this conundrum because issuers typically approve nearly all applicants for these kind of cards, regardless of credit history. But in order to open… Read More

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