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October 2005

Credit Card Tricks for Holiday Treats Means Financial Planning Now!

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: October 28, 2005

Halloween begins a season not only of fun, joy, and merriment, but also a season of the pocket book. And we need to start planning right now for this holiday season before some financial "ghouls 'n goblins" haunt us straight into the new year. Rather than resorting to wearing cloves of garlic while holiday shopping [...]

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New Credit Education Outreach Program Seeks to Educate Consumers About Responsible Credit Card Usage

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: October 26, 2005

Rural Opportunities, Inc. (ROI) is a private, not-for-profit regional community development and human service organization providing services to farm workers, low-income families and economically depressed communities throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana and Puerto Rico. ROI also is an official partner of the nationally acclaimed Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. One of ROI's [...]

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Virtual Credit Cards Provide Consumers with an Extra Layer of Protection Against Credit Card Fraud

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Posted On: October 25, 2005

Cardholders of some credit card issuers have the option of participating in a program using virtual credit card numbers aka single-use credit card numbers. The program was designed to give consumers concerned with credit card fraud and identity theft some peace of mind when making purchases online. Cardholders can sign up for the free program at [...]

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Credit Card Debt Preys on Middle and Low Income Households According to New Survey

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: October 20, 2005

You don't have to go too much further than the most recent news article to learn of our volatile economy and its impact on consumers. Increased fuel costs are simply the most recent tip of the iceberg. And like an iceberg, the vast majority of the problems and their potential dangers lay beneath the surface. A [...]

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American Express Introduces a Credit Card that Encourages Consumers to Save

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: October 18, 2005

EDITOR'S NOTE:  THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  Click here for the latest offers from American Express.  American Express recently announced the launch of the new One Card from American Express, which contributes money to a savings account with each purchase made on the Card. The savings account is set up in the cardmember’s name [...]

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What Effect Will the New Bankruptcy Law Have on the Credit Counseling Industry?

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: October 17, 2005

The new bankruptcy law, which went into effect today, requires pre/post counseling. Will this requirement result in a new crop of counseling agencies springing up everywhere? I was surprised to discover otherwise. I was even more surprised to learn why. Realizing there would be a great need for consumer assistance with the new law, last spring [...]

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High Gas Prices Result in Increased Revenue for Credit Card Issuers and Increased Card Usage By Consumers

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: October 14, 2005

In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, rising gas prices are helping make credit card issuers richer while consumers dig themselves further into credit card debt. Caught in the middle are the gas station owners walking the fine line of keeping their profits while still remaining competitive. It seems Katrina and Rita’s howling winds [...]

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Why Credit Card Loan Delinquencies Are at an All-Time High

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: October 12, 2005

The American Bankers Association recently announced that delinquencies on credit cards are higher this year than they have ever been. (A delinquency on a credit card means that you are behind by 30 days or more on paying your bill.) Delinquencies are also up on personal loans as well as car and home equity loans. [...]

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