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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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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 ...

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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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Beware of the H&R Block Emerald Card

Beware of the H&R Block Emerald Card
January 27, 2008 No Comments »

So tax season is quickly approaching, and with that comes what many would call misleading and predatory offers for tax-related services. The most recent advertisement I’ve seen is from H&R Block, who is offering to put your tax refund on ... Read More »

Get a Free Credit Score Estimate with the FICO Score Estimator

Get a Free Credit Score Estimate with the FICO Score Estimator
January 27, 2008 No Comments »

If you’re not willing to lay down the money for credit monitoring or a credit report, and you don’t want to deal with the hassle of signing up for and subsequently canceling a so-called free credit report, try the free ... Read More »

medFICO Score Coming to a Hospital Near You

medFICO Score Coming to a Hospital Near You
January 19, 2008 No Comments »

With the help of Fico score founder Fair Isaac, Healthcare Analytics plans to roll out the controversial “medFICO” this year, a credit scoring system that tracks patient billing data from hospitals nationwide. The idea was developed in an effort to ... Read More »

Fico Score Founder to Miss Earnings Estimates

Fico Score Founder to Miss Earnings Estimates
January 14, 2008 No Comments »

Fair Isaac, the creator of the widely-used Fico score, said today that its preliminary earnings and revenue results for the fiscal first quarter ended in December will fall short of the company’s expectations. Although the company didn’t provide a reason ... Read More »

Balance Transfer Fee Caps Disappearing

Balance Transfer Fee Caps Disappearing
January 9, 2008 No Comments »

First, credit card issuers began eliminating no fee balance transfers, and now a slew of banks are beginning to remove or raise the standard balance transfer fee cap of $75 you’d often see with most offers. Typically, credit card issuers ... Read More »

Shed Those Holiday Credit Card Pounds

Shed Those Holiday Credit Card Pounds
January 7, 2008 No Comments »

So the holidays are finally over, and Valentine’s Day is already starring you in the face. Unfortunately, many of us are still grappling with credit card debt accrued during the holiday season after buying countless gifts for family and friends. ... Read More »

Steer Clear of Customer Service Credit Card Offers

Steer Clear of Customer Service Credit Card Offers
January 2, 2008 No Comments »

I recently had to contact my credit card issuer’s customer service department to inquire about the expiration date on the promotional 0% APR period tied to one of my credit cards. After I received my answer, the rep asked if ... Read More »

Fico Score to Get a Makeover

Fico Score to Get a Makeover
December 21, 2007 No Comments »

Fair Isaac Corp., the creator of the all-powerful Fico score used by 90 percent of the top 100 banks, is launching its new model known as “FICO 08”, which should be available in early spring. The new, improved credit scoring ... Read More »

Study Finds Credit Card Issuers Target Heaviest Users

Study Finds Credit Card Issuers Target Heaviest Users
December 12, 2007 No Comments »

A recent study from global market research company Synovate found that during the third quarter of the year, about 363 million of 1.29 billion credit card offers were mailed to high-risk households, or those using more than 30% of their ... Read More »

Chase Eliminating Universal Credit Default Altogether

Chase Eliminating Universal Credit Default Altogether
December 10, 2007 No Comments »

As part of Chase’s new “Clear and Simple” initiative, effective March 1st, 2008, Chase will stop the controversial practice of universal credit default, which allows credit card issuers to raise your APR if you fail to pay any other creditor ... Read More »