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Many retail stores want to offer you a line of credit. But before you sign up to get 10% off your purchase and a free umbrella, you need to understand the effect that such cards can have on your credit both good and bad. If you apply for a {fill in name of store here} credit [...]
Categories: Store Credit Cards
New changes in the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) regarding identity theft are presented here. Further detailed information can be found at the Federal Trade Commission site, http://www.ftc.gov/, under Fair Credit Reporting Act . This is just a general step-by-step guide to start the process. File Police Report: It is very important to establish time of discovery [...]
Simply fill out these checks to pay off your loans, bills and other higher-rate credit card accounts. Or use them to improve your home, take a dream vacation, or ... Peaks your interest, doesn't it? credit calculators Odds are you've received credit card offers that read much like this. You might just find one in the mail today. [...]
It could very well be one of the most innovative credit cards going right now. It certainly has some of the most interesting concepts behind it. The Eufora Card is a relatively new credit card introduced in October of 2001. Named a 2003 Top Rated Card by CardRatings.com (and one of our featured cards), the [...]
On December 4th, President Bush signed into law the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT), a law that updates the Fair Credit Reporting Act. While parts of the law are great for consumers, others aren't. Different parts will go into effect from March 2004 through December 2004. Here are the main provisions: Free Annual [...]
Ahhh, school days. Reading, writing, and rooting for your school football team. Hanging out at the mall and surfing the web. Ok, so things have changed a little since you were in school. The current generation of teenagers now has more purchasing power than ever, and companies are spending millions of dollars to get your [...]
The premier site for online travelers, Travelocity.com, has partnered with Barclays Bank Delaware to bring you a reward card: The Travelocity Rewards American Express® Card No Annual Fee card. The Travelocity card is the only card that earns discounted and free travel for online travel purchases from Travelocity.com, the extremely popular web site for travelers. Travelocity.com [...]
So you've worked to improve your credit record, and color by color, metal after metal, you've climbed the credit card ladder. Blue, silver, gold, platinum. Very impressive. Think you've reached the top? Not yet. Not long ago, having a Platinum card in your pocket meant that you were at the top of the credit card game. It's [...]
How to Rent a Car, Be Protected, and Save Money Too If you're beginning to entertain thoughts of hitting the open road, maybe it's time for you to plan a get away. Before you do, it's in your best interest to think a little further ahead than just about when and where to go. Like, say, how [...]
The last few Cardratings.com articles have dealt with important issues: credit card protection and security, two things that almost everyone with a credit card thinks about at one time or another. This month, another topic on secure credit card use: online shopping. If you've ever purchased anything on the Internet, you are probably a big fan [...]
A brand new year always starts off with new possibilities and opportunities. For many, a new year offers a fresh start, and thousands will make a New Year's resolution to get their financial matters more organized. When sorting through various files regarding credit cards, many people may happen upon information regarding credit insurance. In fact, many [...]
The holiday season tends to bring out the best in people. Joy abounds and the spirit of caring is all around. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also bring out the worst in some people--those who take advantage of the multitudes of shoppers armed with wallets full of money and credit cards. Take a moment and [...]
About a year or two ago, I received a letter and a brand new ATM card from my bank. The letter bragged about the new and improved card that could now act as a debit card. So I exchanged the old card for the new one and tore up the letter before throwing it in [...]
Rising interest rates have become the focal point of many recent conversations about credit cards. For consumers who carry a balance on their credit card(s), such conversations are often filled with disgust, anger, and confusion. You may be wondering why credit card rates are rising and what, if anything, that you can do to avoid [...]
The novelty of many Christmas gifts has eroded. The champagne bottles from New Year's Eve celebrations are being placed in recycling bins. The much-anticipated new millennium is finally here. The new year brings much promise, but not everyone is optimistic about the prospects for the new year - particularly those that soon will be getting [...]
Categories: Credit Card Debt
In addition to encouraging credit card competition through promoting the most attractive cards in the country, we strive to help consumers cope with credit card debt by teaching various debt reduction strategies. We hope that you find the following tips beneficial... Interest Rate Awareness:We can not stress enough the importance of being aware of credit card [...]
Categories: Credit Card Debt
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