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If you fly frequently, an airline card with a robust rewards program can save you a lot of money. But you want to make sure you pick a card that’s a good match for your needs. Let’s take a look at five cards and maybe you’ll see one that works for your lifestyle. Capital One® VentureOne… Read More
When you’re traveling overseas and you use your credit card to pay for dinner, you’re probably being charged a foreign transaction fee. What’s this fee for? Credit card issuers charge this fee for any transaction made in a foreign currency or on purchases that involve a foreign bank. It used to be called a currency conversion fee. … Read More
There’s no reason why you can’t make 2011 your best credit card year ever. What does that mean, exactly? It means that 2011 is the year you take control of your credit cards. It sounds so cliche to say that knowledge is power. But when it comes to credit cards, truer words were never spoken…. Read More
Over the last few months, millions of consumers received offers for rewards credit cards. The cards were pitched as a way to earn back some of the money people spend anyway on the holidays, plus save up for vacations and other fancy gifts. But rewards cards may actually be bad news for many consumers. According… Read More
As 2010 drew to a close, Credit.com’s experts took a look at the year ahead to give consumers some idea of what to expect from 2011 in the realms of credit, personal finance and the mortgage industry. Check out what they have to say: 2011: A Look Ahead Will we see a credit thaw before… Read More
Question: How do secured credit cards work? Answer: This is a question I hear all the time. One reason is because so many consumers’ credit scores took a big hit during the recession. As a result, many people are having trouble qualifying for an unsecured credit card. Another reason this is a common question is because the… Read More
“Foreign Transaction” means any transaction made in a foreign currency, and any transaction made in U.S. dollars if the transaction is made or processed outside of the United States. Foreign transactions include, for example, online purchases from foreign merchants.
Letting the credit card company keep that $200 safe for me just didn’t seem right. So I called into the MBNA customer service line to see if I could get the credit returned to my account. After 20 minutes on hold, I gave up and tried calling again later that night. When I finally got through to a representative, a nice woman informed me that the $200 could be sent back to me via paper check at the end of my billing cycle. What a hassle. Instead, I decided to leave the credit on my account. I’ll use up the $200 balance over the next few weeks worth on groceries and other expenses.
ABC’s primetime law drama, Boston Legal, took on the credit card industry during their December 13th episode. CreditBloggers.com posted about this wild criticism the next day and we have been patiently waiting for the transcript to appear online. It has finally arrived!