Companies Developing “Social” Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Companies Developing “Social” Credit Cards

Companies Developing “Social” Credit Cards

As consumers become more reliant on social media every day, many companies are looking for ways to incentivize use of credit cards in conjunction with this purchasing method. Businesses such as LivingSocial – the world’s second-largest daily deal social couponing service – and American Express are now working independently to encourage more use of their… Read More

How to Get Lucky With Credit Cards

Credit Cards

How to Get Lucky With Credit Cards

How to Get Lucky With Credit Cards

Okay, folks, get your minds out of the gutter. This is a St. Patrick’s Day post, for goodness sake. Between servings of corned beef and cabbage, consider this: With a little luck of the Irish and some sound decision-making, you can use your credit cards to end up with more green in your pocket. (OK,… Read More

The Best Gas Rebate Credit Card Right Now

Credit Cards

The Best Gas Rebate Credit Card Right Now

The Best Gas Rebate Credit Card Right Now

The best card–at this moment–to earn rewards on gas purchases is the PenFed Platinum Rewards credit card. [Free Resource: Check your credit for free before applying for a credit card.] Now, this is the best card to save money on gas alone. I’m focusing on one aspect, and if you have a long commute, saving money… Read More

Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Managing Debt

Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Some days that I feel that total debt freedom is so close; on other days that I feel it is far away. I paid off my credit cards one at a time-the highest interest rate first so I got the biggest bang for my buck. I had no problem paying off my remaining credit card… Read More

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

Managing Debt

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

It should come as no surprise that if you’ve fallen behind on your bills, you may be hearing from debt collectors. If they do call, you will almost certainly hear that you need to pay them and that you need to do so immediately. But there are a number of things that they aren’t likely to tell you,… Read More

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

Credit 101

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

There are a number of Americans out there who are denied the privilege of holding the plastic. This could be due to any number of reasons: tighter credit card lending standards, an individual’s low credit rating, or the borrower could be under the federal age limit of 21. In the end, however, if they want… Read More

Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

Mortgages

Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

In the wake of the recent settlement between some of the nation’s top home loan lenders and both federal and state governments, President Barack Obama recently announced more plans to help consumers with troubled mortgages. President Obama unveiled a new plan to cut fees associated with refinancing any government-backed mortgage. In doing so, he highlighted… Read More

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