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There are always lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses on offer, but in many cases you’ve got to spend an awful lot of money to actually ...

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So you’re thinking about traveling abroad.  Sweet, but before you jump on that plane, there’s plenty to do to ensure you have a safe and ...

What’s a Good APR for a Credit ...

Credit card Q&A: “What is a good APR for a credit card?” Everyone always want the best, the lowest, the cheapest, etc. It makes perfect ...

Chase Sapphire vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred

These days it’s pretty common to see two versions of a certain credit card. The “preferred” version and the “classic” version. And perhaps one of ...

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Credit Card Companies Waive Fees for Haiti Relief

Credit Card Companies Waive Fees for Haiti Relief
January 20, 2010

All of the major credit card companies have announced they will not charge the usual transaction fees for certain donations made toward relief efforts in Haiti. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover have all separately announced the waiving of interchange ... Read More »

Income to Be Used for Credit Card Approvals

Income to Be Used for Credit Card Approvals
January 13, 2010

Your income may become a more important factor in determining whether you’ll be approved for a credit card, according to a post in the WSJ. The paper said beginning in February, credit card companies will be required (Credit Card Bill ... Read More »

American Express Cards with No Annual Fee

American Express Cards with No Annual Fee
January 8, 2010

I like American Express a lot, I don’t hide that fact. Their customer service is stellar, it’s easy to dispute fraudulent/bogus charges, and the rewards tend to be the best in the industry. Their credit cards also look really cool, ... Read More »

Why Credit Card Regulations Are Worthless

Why Credit Card Regulations Are Worthless
December 22, 2009

The problem with imposing new rules on credit card issuers is their ability to quickly circumvent them and come up with new ways to make money. It’s quite evident if you look at what First Premier Bank, a subprime credit ... Read More »

Watch Out for Credit Card Inactivity Fees

Watch Out for Credit Card Inactivity Fees
December 15, 2009

By now, you’ve probably heard about credit card issuers paying customers to close their accounts in the wake of one of the worst credit collapses in history. But the latest move by card issuers is quite the opposite; some are ... Read More »

Salvation Army Now Accepting Credit Cards

Salvation Army Now Accepting Credit Cards
November 30, 2009

Another sign of the times folks… This year, the Salvation Army red kettles, often situated outside of department stores and supermarkets during the holiday season, will accept credit cards as a form of payment. No longer can you use the ... Read More »

Credit Card Interest Rates May be Capped at 16 Percent

Credit Card Interest Rates May be Capped at 16 Percent
November 25, 2009

House Rules Committee Chairman Louise M. Slaughter is reportedly working on legislation that would cap credit card interest rates at 16 percent. While 16 percent certainly isn’t low, it’s markedly better than the 30 percent interest rates tied to many ... Read More »

Watch Out for Post Transaction Offers Online

Watch Out for Post Transaction Offers Online
November 19, 2009

You just ordered a pizza online when a coupon appears before you, promising $10 off your next order. To snag the offer, all you have to do is hit “next” or “yes” or “continue.” Before you know it, you’ve signed ... Read More »

What Credit Score Do You Need a Rent an Apartment?

What Credit Score Do You Need a Rent an Apartment?
October 15, 2009

Credit Q&A: “What credit score do you need to rent an apartment?” Like all things credit, nothing is written in stone here, but obviously the higher the credit score the better (what is a good credit score?). Apartment shoppers should ... Read More »

Get Up to 70k Ultimate Rewards Points When You Apply for Chase Ink

Get Up to 70k Ultimate Rewards Points When You Apply for Chase Ink
October 7, 2009

It’s time for another credit card review, this time I’ll be looking at the Ink cards from Chase. This is actually a new credit card line from Chase reserved only for business owners, which the company says comes with business-sized ... Read More »