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The changing attitude about prepaid debit cards

Oct 8, 2010
As trust in banks falters and Americans try to budget their costs, many are turning to prepaid debit cards, where they can put up the money upfront and watch what they spend. But are they really a better alternative to credit cards?
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Visa, Mastercard settlement means more flexibility for merchants

Oct 4, 2010
Visa and Mastercard reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will give merchants more freedom to influence customers through special offers and discounts to use certain cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law

What we should expect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sep 24, 2010
With the new appointment of Elizabeth Warren to the CFPB, changes in consumer protection are expected to be on their way. Tess speaks to two experts on what issues they think should be handled and how.
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards

Improving your credit score: The facts

Sep 17, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to credit score expert Liz Pulliam Weston on how to improve your credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

The quest for the perfect credit score

Sep 17, 2010
Some people want to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro; Chris Peplinski just wants a perfect credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Prepaid credit cards

Sep 17, 2010
Question: I received a Visa Prepaid card as a gift. I assume my friend meant to give me a regular gift card, but it seems they grabbed the...
Posted In: Credit Cards

NY Attorney General targeting credit card companies

Sep 3, 2010
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is launching a statewide investigation of deceptive marketing of credit cards to college students.
Posted In: Credit Cards

MID-DAY UPDATE: Coffee cup problems

Aug 25, 2010
Have a cup of coffee this morning? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill tells us why that cup is raising some environmental issues. The SEC wil...
Posted In: Bob Dylan, car recalls, Chile, coffee, Credit Cards, India, Ireland, mid-day update, mortgage modifications, SEC

Credit balances lower in 2nd quarter

Aug 25, 2010
The latest data from consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion shows the amount of money people owe on credit cards in the second quarter dropped to the lowest level in 8 years. How? Temple University Professor William Dunkleberg talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Credit Cards

First credit card

Aug 24, 2010
Question: My 26 year old son is unable to get a credit card and would like to begin to establish a credit rating. We have gone with him and...
Posted In: Credit Cards

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