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Credit card trends

Apr 9, 2012
The credit card business is settling down, and no, the sky didn't fall following the Credit Card Act of 2009.
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card interest rates, reward cards, fees

Credit card numbers stolen: Your guide to freaking out

Apr 3, 2012
Up to 1.5 million credit card numbers for Visa and MasterCard accounts have been stolen from the databases of a company called Global Payments. Plus, understanding evolution through evolving robots.
Posted In: security, Credit Cards, visa, mastercard, robots

Sweating out bad spending habits

Mar 16, 2012
Author Charles Duhigg suggests our bad financial habits may be changed by sweating more.
Posted In: exercise, spending, habits, Credit Cards

Dealing with credit card debts

Mar 12, 2012
Where can I find reputable resources to help restructure credit card debt? Tom, Charlotte, NC
Posted In: NFCC, debt counselor, Credit Cards, credit card debt, Credit counseling

Household investment is up

Mar 7, 2012
Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, consumer credit, student loans, auto loans, Credit Cards

Credit card attack!

Feb 24, 2012
So much for the end of crazy credit card solicitations -- card companies have become more aggressive than ever. We look at which solicitation techniques work and why.
Posted In: Credit Cards, solicitation, card companies, loans, debt

Citigroup to offer credit cards in China

Feb 7, 2012
Banking giant Citigroup is to become the first global bank to issue its own credit cards in China. Debit cards are much more common there.
Posted In: China, Citibank, Citigroup, Credit Cards

Good habits and a credit score

Feb 1, 2012
We use a credit card to pay for all monthly expenses and then pay it off at the end of each month. My credit score fluctuates every quarter, depending on when the accounts are checked. My question is how can we convince the credit rating company that we do not carry any credit card debt from one month to the next? My score is currently at 749 but has been as high as 815. Thanks, I really enjoy your program. Randy, Macomb, IL
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit score, credit report

The time to purge receipts

Jan 27, 2012
I have recently started purging old files of financial information (statements, bills, receipts, etc.). I have heard that I should keep credit card statements for 7 years, but I was wondering: If the accounts are closed and there are no discrepancies on the credit reports, do I really need to hang on to these statements? Thanks for your insight. Alicia, Indianapolis, IN
Posted In: Credit Cards, receipts, records, financial records

JPMorgan Chase slows debt collection

Jan 13, 2012
The American Banker says that JPMorgan Chase appears to be backing off efforts to collect unpaid credit card debt from its customers. They're not forgiving the debt, but they've quietly stopped going after it.
Posted In: debt, debt collection, Credit Cards

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