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8 Ways to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements ...

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 ...

Get at Least 5% Cash Back on ...

There are plenty of people out there who are against using plastic. I understand that it can get you into debt and cause you to ...

The Best Credit Cards to Use Abroad ...

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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Don’t Call Your Credit Card Issuers

Don’t Call Your Credit Card Issuers
September 23, 2008

The heading of this post may seem a little odd, but it’s a well known fact inside the credit card industry that the minute you get a customer on the line, you’ve got a good chance of selling to them. ... Read More »

Is Credit Monitoring Worth It?

Is Credit Monitoring Worth It?
September 16, 2008

Another common credit-related question people often ask: “Is credit monitoring worth it?” Nowadays, it seems as if everyone is offering credit monitoring protection, from banks to credit card issuers to 3 major credit bureaus, but is it necessary? Sure these ... Read More »

JetBlue Just Says No to Cash

JetBlue Just Says No to Cash
September 9, 2008

Unlike gas stations these days, JetBlue airlines is seemingly averse to cash, at least according to their new policy. The airline is no longer accepting cash for in-flight purchases, even for items as cheap as one dollar, such as a ... Read More »

How to Stop Receiving Credit Card Offers

How to Stop Receiving Credit Card Offers
August 24, 2008

Credit card Q&A: “How to stop credit card offers.” Are you sick of receiving pesky credit card mailers seemingly every single day? I was, which is why after several grueling years I finally took action (yes, I procrastinated). After all, ... Read More »

One in Four College Students Graduates with $5,000 in Credit Card Debt

One in Four College Students Graduates with $5,000 in Credit Card Debt
August 20, 2008

A new survey conducted by TrueCredit.com and Zogby International found that one in four college students (23 percent) left college with more than $5,000 in credit card debt. One in 10 respondents noted that they owed more than $10,000 in ... Read More »

New Fico Score to Include Authorized User Data

New Fico Score to Include Authorized User Data
August 11, 2008

Fair Isaac said recently that its new Fico Score 08 would include authorized user accounts, which should benefit millions of legitimate consumers who rely on such accounts to build a solid credit history. In an attempt to stamp out credit ... Read More »

Cut Credit Lines Kicking Credit Scores

Cut Credit Lines Kicking Credit Scores
July 7, 2008

It’s a bit of the a double whammy for the American consumer, if not a triple. First, American homeowners are watching helplessly as the equity is literally seeping out of their homes. And second, banks and mortgage lenders are cutting ... Read More »

Gas Stations Prefer Cash Over Credit

Gas Stations Prefer Cash Over Credit
July 1, 2008

As gas prices continue to rise, seemingly to no end, gas stations are beginning to favor cash over credit, offering incentives to customers who ditch the plastic. The reason behind this phenomenon is that gas stations, like any other merchant, ... Read More »

TransUnion to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to Millions

TransUnion to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to Millions
June 4, 2008

As part of a long-standing settlement, credit bureau TransUnion plans to offer millions of consumers free credit monitoring services. It’s the company’s way of saying sorry for all the marketing lists it sold with consumer data over the years, though ... Read More »

American Consumers in the Dark Regarding Finances

American Consumers in the Dark Regarding Finances
May 27, 2008

A new survey released by The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Literacy (CEEL) found that most Americans are in the dark when it comes to personal finance. The study found that a whopping 97 percent of respondents could not identify ... Read More »