Moving Military Can Get Help With Expenses

Personal Finance

Moving Military Can Get Help With Expenses

Moving Military Can Get Help With Expenses

During spring and summer, many military members are required to move because they received Permanent Change of Station orders. And that can very quickly create a hectic situation. Often, moving isn’t especially inexpensive, but there are an array of options service members may have available to them that they can tap to make sure the… Read More

PayPal Aims to Compete With Square

Personal Finance

PayPal Aims to Compete With Square

PayPal Aims to Compete With Square

Though currently Square is arguably the unquestioned titan atop the world of mobile credit card purchase processing, PayPal may now be looking to cut into that business by undercutting the popular startup. In the very near future, PayPal – the payment processing company owned by eBay – will likely introduce its own plug-and-swipe mobile credit card… Read More

Students Still the Target of Credit Card Offers, Despite Regulations

Students

Students Still the Target of Credit Card Offers, Despite Regulations

Students Still the Target of Credit Card Offers, Despite Regulations

Federal laws now prohibit certain types of marketing for credit cards that targets consumers under the age of 21, but lenders are still working around many protections and finding ways to continue extending offers to young adults. Though the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act prevents many of credit card issuers’ favorite marketing tricks… Read More

The Risks of Filling Your Credit Balance to Fill Your Tank

Personal Finance

The Risks of Filling Your Credit Balance to Fill Your Tank

The Risks of Filling Your Credit Balance to Fill Your Tank

These days, gas prices are spiking significantly, leading many to put more money than they should on their credit cards. This is an all-too-common problem that can have a severe impact on a borrower’s credit score. With gasoline prices at sky-high levels across the country, many consumers are now being given no choice but to… Read More

High Interest Rates Still Plaguing Consumers

Credit Cards

High Interest Rates Still Plaguing Consumers

High Interest Rates Still Plaguing Consumers

While many of the nation’s top credit card lenders have made greater efforts to broaden their qualifications for opening new accounts, many consumers are still finding that the interest rates on those cards are higher than they may have been. In the past, it was not uncommon to see interest rates on credit cards in… Read More

Are 2 Rewards Cards Better Than 1?

Credit Cards

Are 2 Rewards Cards Better Than 1?

Are 2 Rewards Cards Better Than 1?

It’s human nature to be attracted to a rewards credit card that offers a large sign-up bonus. You spend a certain amount of money within a specified period of time—three months is common—and you get some cash. Ka-ching! But guess what feature makes people most likely to have a wandering eye when it comes to… Read More

How to Get a Credit Card Without a Credit History

Credit Cards

How to Get a Credit Card Without a Credit History

How to Get a Credit Card Without a Credit History

One of the biggest problems many consumers who don’t have a borrowing history but want to start establishing one may run into is that lenders simply aren’t willing to extend them credit. Even as the recession’s effects recede and lenders become more willing to extend credit to borrowers who had defaulted in the past, consumers… Read More

Hey, Get Out of My Face(book)

Identity Theft

Hey, Get Out of My Face(book)

Hey, Get Out of My Face(book)

Over the past few months there’s been a growing hue and cry over reports that some employers ask job applicants for their Facebook login and password information as part of the vetting process. They are hardly alone, though it’s not easy to know just who’s doing it and who’s not. But this is not new–some… Read More

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