According to the Nilson Report, credit card fraud losses topped $21.84 billion in 2016 and continue to skyrocket. Scammers prey on people by using confusion and fear, and even the most cautious … [Read more...] about Credit Card Scams: What To Look For And How To Protect Yourself [Infographic]
Once students graduate from high school and begin preparations for college in the fall, they are bound to get a pile of enticing credit card offers. Credit card companies are savvy. They gear their … [Read more...] about Credit Cards and College Freshmen: Pros And Cons
If you are struggling with credit card debt, where you live may have a significant influence on your financial picture. The cost of living varies greatly from state to state, and each state's … [Read more...] about A State-By-State Look At Credit Card Debt In America
According to the latest data from the Federal Reserve, credit card debt in America has surpassed $1 trillion, the highest amount since the recession began in 2008. While economists see the positive … [Read more...] about American Credit Card Debt Now at $1 Trillion
"Just do it." That's what a lot of financial advice boils down to when it comes to paying off your credit card debt. Just buckle down, spend less, work more, and pay up. It's not bad advice, but … [Read more...] about 4 Smart Tips to Painlessly Pay Off Credit Card Debt
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There are good reasons why credit cards have a bad reputation. If you’re not careful with them you could end up in a world of hurt. The interest rate on credit cards averages 15%, meaning that some … [Read more...] about Are Credit Cards Your Friend, Enemy or Frenemy?
Did you know that we did not always rely on credit cards? In fact, there was a time when being in debt was something to be ashamed of. In the past, being in debt was taboo. There were only a few loan … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Scared Of Your Credit Cards
Did you know that 2 out of 10 Americans are using their credit cards to pay for basic necessities? According to an article published on CreditCards.com, 20% of employees who participated in the 2015 … [Read more...] about The Good And Bad Side Of Using Credit Cards For Basic Necessities
The answer to what you shouldn’t put on your credit cards is fairly simple. You shouldn't put anything on them that you can't pay off at the end of the month or, worst case, the following month. When … [Read more...] about What You Should And Shouldn’t Put On Your Credit Cards
Planning a trip abroad this summer or fall? Good for you. Visiting foreign countries, whether in Europe, Central America or the Far East, can be both fun and educational. And let’s not forget out … [Read more...] about Tips For Using Your Credit Cards When Traveling Abroad
Did you know that avoiding debt is not the only problem that you need to worry about when using credit cards? Another threat that you need to consider is identity theft. Thanks to the digital age, … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About The New Credit Cards Coming Out
You could love or hate your credit cards but, of course, they're just little pieces of plastic with your name and a number on the front and a magnetic strip on the back. Whether you love or hate your … [Read more...] about The 8 Very Worst Mistakes You Can Make With Credit Cards
You might think that credit cards are the only way to make purchases using plastic. but you'd be wrong. When it comes to those little pieces of plastic, there are credit cards and charge cards. Both … [Read more...] about Charge Cards And Credit Cards
Tis the season to be jolly and the season to be pressured by clerks to sign up for store credit cards. There you are at check out ready to pay for your purchase and the bright-eyed clerk asks, … [Read more...] about Store Credit Cards – Great Money Savers Or A Really Bad Idea?