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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 ...

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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 ...

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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Get More Gas For Your Buck Or Credit Card

Get More Gas For Your Buck Or Credit Card
May 5, 2008

This is a bit off topic considering I typically write about credit related news, but it still falls under the money saving scope of the site, so I thought I’d include it. I was sent an e-mail regarding the recent ... Read More »

Should Credit Card Issuers Nix Introductory Rates?

Should Credit Card Issuers Nix Introductory Rates?
April 29, 2008

With all the talk about credit card reform lately, I thought it was interesting that fundamental, yet problematic aspects of credit have seemingly been ignored. Sure two-cycle billing and arbitrary interest-rate increases are on the agenda, but are these issues ... Read More »

Thousands Denied Credit on a Daily Basis

Thousands Denied Credit on a Daily Basis
April 21, 2008

Ever wonder how many people are getting denied when applying for a credit card? Well, a new report issued by UK-based MoneyExpert.com found that roughly 18,000 applications are rejected by credit card issuers on a daily basis. That’s 3.24 million ... Read More »

Fed to Propose New Credit Card Rules

Fed to Propose New Credit Card Rules
April 18, 2008

The Federal Reserve is reportedly putting together its own rules to tackle unfair and misleading credit card practices, according to the Washington Post. Per the article, things like arbitrary interest-rate increases and two-cycle billing are on the agenda. Discover is ... Read More »

Wells Fargo Bumps Up ATM Fees

Wells Fargo Bumps Up ATM Fees
April 8, 2008

As the credit crunch continues on, banks and lenders are increasingly looking for ways to boost capital to offset rising losses. And one such popular way is by increasing fees, most banks’ bread and butter these days. So beginning last ... Read More »

Interchange Fees Plague Consumers

Interchange Fees Plague Consumers
March 25, 2008

When you elect to use a credit card to make a purchase, any kind of purchase, big or small, someone obviously has to pay for that convenience. And even when you use cash, because so many other customers opt to ... Read More »

Experian to Offer Credit Score for Thin Credit Consumers

Experian to Offer Credit Score for Thin Credit Consumers
March 12, 2008

This week, credit reporting bureau Experian announced that with the help of EBureau, it plans to roll out its own credit scoring model referred to as the “Emerging Credit Score.” The new credit score is aimed at helping thin-file and ... Read More »

Track Your Credit Score Free With a WaMu Credit Card

Track Your Credit Score Free With a WaMu Credit Card
March 3, 2008

If you’ve got a Washington Mutual brand credit card, you can track your credit score on a monthly basis for free. This also works for Providian cardholders, as WaMu bought them a few years back for many billions of dollars. ... Read More »

Beware of the H&R Block Emerald Card

Beware of the H&R Block Emerald Card
January 27, 2008

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

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 »