This Weekend, Visit a Museum on Bank of America

Personal Finance

This Weekend, Visit a Museum on Bank of America

This Weekend, Visit a Museum on Bank of America

If you’re a museum lover and you have a credit card with Bank of America or Merrill Lynch, this weekend you’re in luck.  The megabanks will pay your admission to over 150 museums across America. The offer is good at institutions as diverse as New York’s Metropolitan Museum Art to the NASCAR Hall of Fame… Read More

California Businesses Charging Fee for Credit Card Use

Credit Cards

California Businesses Charging Fee for Credit Card Use

California Businesses Charging Fee for Credit Card Use

Companies will typically tack on a fee ranging from anywhere between 45 cents to $2 onto purchases made with credit cards, particularly if the transaction’s value is less than a predetermined amount, according to a report from Visalia, California, television station KMPH. This practice is illegal in the state. However, the state does allow for… Read More

Profits Climb for MasterCard on More Spending

Credit Cards

Profits Climb for MasterCard on More Spending

Profits Climb for MasterCard on More Spending

Profits for MasterCard rose 33 percent to $608 million during the second quarter of the year, up from $458 million in the same period last year, as consumers used the company’s branded debit and credit cards more frequently, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. During this period, revenues increased 22 percent to… Read More

Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

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Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

As I recently blogged, lenders are now required to supply potential borrowers with their credit scores if they are denied credit or offered less favorable terms because of those scores, thanks to credit score disclosure rules that became effective July 21st. If you’ve applied for credit since then, you may have already received a letter… Read More

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

Managing Debt

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, August 6, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. Are Medical Bills Ruining Your Credit? Nicholas Newsad, author of The Medical… Read More

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

Credit Cards

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

After a big stock market decline on Thursday, and smaller but continued dip in stock values Friday morning, many people are wondering whether our long-struggling economic recovery may actually be headed for a double-dip recession. (Some people doubt whether the recovery ever really started.) What does all this mean for your credit? If you’ve had… Read More

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

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Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

A car dealer tells an Army soldier that the perfect car is sitting on a distant lot. They ride there together in a van, but the van leaves. If the soldier fails to return to base soon, he will be reported as AWOL. The soldier is stuck, so he buys the car. This scenario plays… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

The dust is settling on the debt negotiations, but many are still feeling weary about spending cuts and their personal debts. So, in the spirit of self-empowerment we included stories with advice, tips and motivation to get out of debt and stay that way.  Stand up, be decisive and move forward and show the government… Read More

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