Interchange Fee Limit Could Come at Federal Level

Personal Finance

Interchange Fee Limit Could Come at Federal Level

Interchange Fee Limit Could Come at Federal Level

Because of a private antitrust suit filed by several million businesses large and small against some of the nation’s biggest financial institutions, it’s believed that there could be a dramatic shift in the way companies pay to accept credit card transactions. [Related: New Hampshire May Limit Credit Card Swipe Fees] The suit, which is slated… Read More

The Real SOPA Opera Should Be ID Theft

Personal Finance

The Real SOPA Opera Should Be ID Theft

The Real SOPA Opera Should Be ID Theft

The Stop Online Piracy Act, and its sister legislation in the Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act caused quite a stir in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Washington. The two bills were intended to put a hard stop on theft of intellectual property on the Internet, by means that are controversial in terms of the First… Read More

7 Reasons to Hate & Love Your Credit Card

Credit Cards

7 Reasons to Hate & Love Your Credit Card

7 Reasons to Hate & Love Your Credit Card

Credit Cards. At times, it seems like we can’t live with them and we can’t live without them. It is a classic case of a love-hate relationship. We need the credit cards to help build our all-important credit history and subsidize our expenses when we just don’t have the cash. But people deeply resent the… Read More

Finding the Best Credit Card for Excellent Credit

Credit Cards

Finding the Best Credit Card for Excellent Credit

Finding the Best Credit Card for Excellent Credit

If you have excellent credit, you’re probably getting a lot of offers for new credit cards these days, and even if you’re in the market for one, it can be hard to figure out what kind of offer is best for you. The types of credit cards being offered to people who have top-notch credit… Read More

New Hampshire May Limit Credit Card Swipe Fees

Personal Finance

New Hampshire May Limit Credit Card Swipe Fees

New Hampshire May Limit Credit Card Swipe Fees

The fees charged to businesses for accepting credit card is often a point of contention between credit card payment processing companies and merchants, but a proposed law in the state of New Hampshire could spark even more debate about them. A piece of legislation introduced in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, House Bill 1319,… Read More

Spiraling Credit Card Debt: What’s Your First Step?

Managing Debt

Spiraling Credit Card Debt: What’s Your First Step?

Spiraling Credit Card Debt: What’s Your First Step?

Credit card question: My credit card debt is out of control and I don’t know what to do. What should I do to get my life back? Answer: I’ve gotten this question many times over the past few months. Many of you wrote to me after reading Confessions of a Former Credit card-a-holic, which was… Read More

Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

Credit Cards

Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

Many consumers are eager to use credit cards to help make the purchases in their day-to-day lives a little easier to afford. But if you have bad credit, you probably know that this isn’t always possible. During the recession, many lenders significantly tightened their standards for who they would grant credit cards to, but even… Read More

Getting Married? How to Talk About Money

Personal Finance

Getting Married? How to Talk About Money

Getting Married? How to Talk About Money

Love is grand! But when a couple says “I Do,” they could get more than they bargained for if they do not go into their marriage with their eyes wide open regarding the state of each another’s finances. For example, my wife and I married later in life, owing a combined total of $179,000 in… Read More

Can an Airline Miles Credit Card Work for You?

Credit Cards

Can an Airline Miles Credit Card Work for You?

Can an Airline Miles Credit Card Work for You?

If you fly regularly, you’ve probably been looking for a credit card that will allow you to earn additional bonuses when you use it to book travel arrangements. But because each type of account is different, there are a lot of factors you may want to consider before committing to one. An airline miles credit… Read More

Consumers Getting More Credit, Using It

Personal Finance

Consumers Getting More Credit, Using It

Consumers Getting More Credit, Using It

Consumers nationwide generally swore off credit card use during and immediately following the recent recession because they were unsure of how they would be able to handle the added debt. But now that the economy is improving again, their attitudes about borrowing on these accounts are shifting back. In the last few days, the nation’s… Read More

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