Introducing ChargeCard: The USB Charger the Size of a Credit Card

In my promise to cover all that is new and cool in the credit card realm, I present to you the “ChargeCard,” which isn’t a credit card at all. In fact, it has nothing to with charging credit, despite what the name may insinuate. It’s actually a USB charger that is the size and shape … Continue reading “Introducing ChargeCard: The USB Charger the Size of a Credit Card”

One in Four Credit Reports Contain Errors!

A while back, I noted that the FTC was going to conduct a study of credit report errors to see how well the credit bureaus (and creditors) manage the vast amount of consumer financial data. And just two short years later, we finally have some results from the 1,001 participants who took part. After combing … Continue reading “One in Four Credit Reports Contain Errors!”

Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card Review

One of the fasting growing airlines in the United States is Virgin America, which seems to add new destinations every few months. Beginning in April, the airline plans to add a Los Angeles to Las Vegas route, which will excite all the partygoers who don’t want to make the long desert drive. Virgin America also … Continue reading “Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card Review”

When Are Credit Reports and Credit Scores Updated?

A reader recently asked, “When does my credit report/credit score get updated?” This is a great question, and one that causes plenty of confusion and debate. The best way to tackle this question is to first differentiate credit reports and credit scores. I’ve already written an entire post comparing and contrasting the two, but I’ll … Continue reading “When Are Credit Reports and Credit Scores Updated?”