Prepaid Provider Launches Competitive Mobile Payments Platform

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Prepaid Provider Launches Competitive Mobile Payments Platform

Prepaid Provider Launches Competitive Mobile Payments Platform

Rev Worldwide, the global payment company that owns U.S. prepaid debit card provider Mango Financial, is launching a card reader service intended to give small businesses earlier access to capital. The service, called RevCOIN, enables merchants to accept plastic payment methods at the point of sale via a mobile app or a credit/debit card reader… Read More

How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

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How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

It’s a cruel, cruel summer for some Americans who want to travel but don’t have the money. An American Express survey from 2010 found that families were planning on spending $4,000 on average for their summer vacation plans, but not everyone has that kind of cash lying around. Instead, some families rely on credit cards… Read More

Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

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Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

Recently we at Credit.com received a cautionary tale about the lasting impacts of bad financial decisions. Reader Rebecca wrote in to tell us that even though her husband passed away four years ago, her finances still have not recovered from the mess he left behind. “We were married for 21 years,” and in that time,… Read More

Don’t Let Your Credit Report Cost You a Job

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Don’t Let Your Credit Report Cost You a Job

Don’t Let Your Credit Report Cost You a Job

One area of many people’s lives that can be affected by their credit history without their knowing it is their job search, according to a report from CBS News. Some surveys have shown that as many as 60 percent of all employers order copies of job seekers’ credit reports as a means of vetting them… Read More

Vital Money Tips for Women

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Vital Money Tips for Women

Vital Money Tips for Women

What happens when you fill a room with a few hundred women eager to improve their financial lives, and experts there supporting them? A few tears, a lot of laughter and some great “aha!” moments. Since participating in the Women’s Money Conference in Las Vegas this past weekend, I’ve been on one of those post-conference, female-bonding, “we’re… Read More

Hearing on CARD Act’s Impact on Stay-at-Home Parents

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Hearing on CARD Act’s Impact on Stay-at-Home Parents

Hearing on CARD Act’s Impact on Stay-at-Home Parents

The rules for credit card lending passed in the last few years have largely had positive impacts on consumers, but some issues have still arisen, and now some federal lawmakers want to see them addressed. Many have pointed out in the past that an unintended consequence of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act… Read More

Help! Debt Collectors Are Calling My Relatives

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Help! Debt Collectors Are Calling My Relatives

Help! Debt Collectors Are Calling My Relatives

It’s stressful enough when you are getting calls from collectors. But what do you do when they are calling your relatives about your debt? A reader asks: I have been receiving weird calls from 1-888??? numbers and recently they stopped and have been appearing as “unknown” on my iPhone. They left me a message saying… Read More

The Problem With Putting Medical Debt on a Credit Card

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The Problem With Putting Medical Debt on a Credit Card

The Problem With Putting Medical Debt on a Credit Card

Numerous Americans may end up facing extremely high medical bills at some point in their life, even if they have some amount of health insurance that is supposed to defray these costs. And unfortunately, because the cost of proper medical treatment can often be difficult to bear when paying out of pocket, many consumers are… Read More

Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

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Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

These days, millions of consumers are now in the market for new credit cards after dialing back spending habits during the recession, and one way many may be getting them is through major retailers. In recent months, many consumers may have turned away from opening retailer-issued credit cards because these accounts typically have higher costs… Read More

Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

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Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

A corporate credit card can be a useful tool, allowing employees to travel and buy the supplies they need without the hassle of dealing with a separate purchasing department. But are there risks involved, too? That’s what one Credit.com reader wondered when her employer asked her to get a corporate Visa card through PNC bank…. Read More

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