7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

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7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

There are many great reasons that you might choose to use your credit card rather than other forms of payment. Credit cards can offer valuable rewards in the form of points, miles and cash back, and allow you to finance purchases over time. In addition, credit cards come with robust legal protections against fraudulent charges... Read More

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

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The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

For many students, going to college marks the beginning of financial adulthood. But figuring out where to start isn’t easy. Credit cards, cash, debit cards — what makes sense for someone learning how to live and manage money independently for the first time? “People right around this time — all year long, but specifically around this... Read More

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

Personal Finance

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

Credit cards have long been associated with rewards — points, miles, extended warranties, free car rental service. The list, especially when you’re talking premium plastic, can go on and on. But, believe it or not, you may be able to score some perks with a debit card, too. Admittedly, they’re not nearly as lucrative as the... Read More

The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

Personal Finance

The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

If you’re using a debit card, chances are it’s backed by a big bank. A new Nilson Report established the top issuers of U.S. debit cards, based on combined signature-based and PIN-based debit as well as prepaid card spending — and the five largest issuers by spend are recognizable names. They include. Bank of America: $290.4 billion Wells... Read More

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Credit cards are getting smarter — finally. Last year, Discover launched its nifty “Freeze It” feature, which acts like a temporary on/off switch for account holders who think-they-have-but-maybe-haven’t lost their card. Now, Visa is announcing a whole set of similar app-activated “switches” that give consumers even more granular fraud-fighting and allowance-permitting tools. Called “Visa Consumer... Read More

The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

Personal Finance

The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

Now that credit cards have been chipped, the banking industry has set its sights on modernizing another essential financial tool that’s stuck in the 1980s — ATMs. You might have noticed that the fancy chip-enabled debit card you received does you no good at the ATM. That means counterfeit debit cards can still be used... Read More

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