1 Million+ Visa Cards Have New Safe Chip

Credit Cards

1 Million+ Visa Cards Have New Safe Chip

1 Million+ Visa Cards Have New Safe Chip

There are now more than 1 million credit cards with a new payment storage technology bearing the logo of the world’s largest payment processing company in circulation across the country, less than two years after it announced a plan to step up issuing efforts. As of December 31, 2011, Visa, the world’s largest processor of… Read More

The 2012 Election & Your Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The 2012 Election & Your Credit Cards

The 2012 Election & Your Credit Cards

It has long been said that people vote with their wallets in presidential elections. The idea is that people will vote for the candidate who they believe has economic policies that will benefit them. Whether it is lowering their taxes, giving their business a subsidy or increasing funding for a federal program they use, voters… Read More

What to Look for in a Gas Rewards Card

Credit Cards

What to Look for in a Gas Rewards Card

What to Look for in a Gas Rewards Card

If you’re on the lookout for new credit cards that will help to incentivize you for spending as you already do, you have probably at least considered the benefits of obtaining an account that rewards you more significantly for buying gasoline. This type of credit card is becoming a rather common offering from major lenders… Read More

Don’t Let Thieves Steal a Piece of Your PII

Identity Theft

Don’t Let Thieves Steal a Piece of Your PII

Don’t Let Thieves Steal a Piece of Your PII

Of all the things you pray you never lose, I’ll bet your library card isn’t one of them. What’s the worst that could happen? Last summer, a California woman found out—to the tune of $643. Someone used her card to check out books, and never brought them back. Since the woman didn’t cancel the missing… Read More

Credit.com in the News: Feb. 4, 2012

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News: Feb. 4, 2012

Credit.com in the News: Feb. 4, 2012

We had an eventful week with the opening celebration for our new Times Square offices and would like to thank everyone who helped us fete the big event. We enjoyed bumping elbows with a cross-section of industry leaders and dedicated journalists. Our credit and debt experts were on hand to share all of their insight… Read More

Geithner: Financial Reform is Helping Consumers

Personal Finance

Geithner: Financial Reform is Helping Consumers

Geithner: Financial Reform is Helping Consumers

In recent years, as lawmakers worked to drastically overhaul the financial protections afforded to consumers when they deal with banks, some have been vocal in their opposition to these reforms, saying they are damaging to business and therefore bad for the economy. However, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner recently issued a statement in… Read More

A Credit Card for the Hard-Core Super Bowl Fan

Credit Cards

A Credit Card for the Hard-Core Super Bowl Fan

A Credit Card for the Hard-Core Super Bowl Fan

You’re at the big game and you whip out your official Giants or Patriots credit card to pay for a hotdog. Pretty cool, huh? Okay, more likely you’re in your family room watching the game. But if you love your football team, you’ll even enjoy using the NFL Extra Points credit card from Barclays Bank long… Read More

Turn January Money Challenges Into February Fortunes

Personal Finance

Turn January Money Challenges Into February Fortunes

Turn January Money Challenges Into February Fortunes

January challenged my patience. Several days were bitter and bone chilling cold, though things unrelated to the cold weather were breaking. I broke a tooth in half while eating rice. Yes, it was cooked rice. Thank goodness for flexible spending—a crown will probably eat my balance for the year, but it will be covered. The… Read More

Negotiate Your Credit Card’s Interest Rate

Credit Cards

Negotiate Your Credit Card’s Interest Rate

Negotiate Your Credit Card’s Interest Rate

You may have heard that you might be able to call your credit card lender and ask them to renegotiate your account’s interest rates. But should you believe it? The short answer to that question is, “Yes.” But it’s not just anyone who can call up a credit card company and ask for this type… Read More

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