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Your first credit card stories

Aug 2, 2013
Listeners tell us about their first credit cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Five credit tips

Aug 1, 2013
Remember these five tips on credit and debt from today's Marketplace Money.
Posted In: credit, Credit Cards, debt

Financial Feud: Earn reward miles vs. Avoid the bills

Jun 27, 2013
What do you think of airline credit cards: a great way to earn miles or a pain in the neck? Our experts help a listener named Debbie resolve the financial feud she's been having with her husband. See what they say and weigh in.
Posted In: Airlines, rewards cards, Credit Cards

Why your credit card's magnetic strip is vulnerable

May 10, 2013
Despite knowing a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. Why?
Posted In: Credit Cards

Consumer watchdog bares it all; Banks complain

Mar 29, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Posted In: CFPB, big data, federal government, Credit Cards

New credit card swipe fees could hit consumers

Feb 1, 2013
Merchants can now pass the credit card processing fees they pay on to consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Drug use and debt: A credit card for recovering addicts

Feb 1, 2013
A new prepaid debit card targeted at former substance abusers aims to keep the holder's spending on a very short leash.
Posted In: recovery, addiction, Credit Cards

Get ready for new credit card fees -- or not

Jan 28, 2013
Retailers can now openly charge shoppers more for using credit cards. In fact, they’ve stealthily been passing those 1 to 4 percent fees on to consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards, fees

New credit card fees may be passed on to consumers

Jan 28, 2013
Using a credit card? Watch out for new 'swipe fees' being passed on from merchants to consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Consumer Protection Act

Robo-signing moves to credit cards

Aug 13, 2012
First came mortgages. Now, courts are ruling against credit card issuers for sloppy paperwork or lack of proof when they sue alleged deadbeats.
Posted In: Money Matters, robo-signing, Credit Cards

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