Curtis Arnold
Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-Chief
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February 2006

Citibank Credit Card Payment Tag Offers Convenience and Security to Cardholders

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Posted On: February 28, 2006

MasterCard PayPass, a new payment option offered by Citibank, is being touted for its convenience and security. The key feature of this new technology is the PayPass payment tag. It attaches to a key ring and is available at no additional cost to Citi credit card holders. Cardholders simply hold the payment tag up to [...]

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Credit Card Issuers Ramping up Income Tax Payment Marketing Efforts

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Posted On: February 24, 2006

Each year more and more Americans are choosing to pay income taxes with a credit card despite having to pay the normal 2.49% convenience fee. The IRS reported that in 2005 credit card payments increased by 53%. This tax season credit card issuers, along with MasterCard and Visa, are finding ways to help make paying [...]

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Spending on Credit Cards to Increase Your Savings- Too Good to be True?

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Posted On: February 21, 2006

Editor's Note:  This limited-time offer has expired.  Credit card cash rewards deposited directly into a savings or retirement account are gaining momentum as more and more banks jump on board. The latest bank to add their card into the mix is EmigrantDirect, the online branch of Emigrant Savings Bank in New York. The arrival of [...]

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Refunding Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt: How to Maximize Your Tax Refund

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Posted On: February 17, 2006

Over 100 million U.S. taxpayers got a refund on their taxes last year, averaging $2,171. According to the IRS, it's likely that a similar number of folks will get refunds this year. So if you're eagerly awaiting a nice, lump sum from Uncle Sam, you have lots of company. As you wait for this [...]

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Visa Announces Presenting Sponsorship of New Paralympic Hall of Fame at Torino

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Posted On: February 15, 2006

Visa recently announced that, in addition to continuing its proud tradition of sponsoring the Paralympic Winter Games, it will be the Presenting Sponsor of the first Paralympic Hall of Fame (PHF). The PHF will be inaugurated at an Induction Ceremony on March 9th at the Armida Rowing Club in conjunction with the Torino 2006 Paralympic [...]

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"Maxed Out" Credit Card Documentary To Debut at 2006 SXSW Film Festival

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Posted On: February 10, 2006

An interesting new documentary about credit card debt entitled "Maxed Out" will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas on March 10-18. The documentary provides a comical and, at the same time, disturbing glimpse into what makes Americans addicted to credit card debt. "Maxed Out" will be [...]

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Loan to Pay off Credit Card

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Posted On: February 8, 2006

Anne Adams My DH has just been put on the disabled unemployed list and we are also raising a disabled, adopted GS. We have a MBNA credit card we have been trying to payoff for the last 10 years. The payment is $102.00 per mo., but the interest they are charging is [...]

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Can a Major Credit Card Issuer Really Educate Consumers about Responsible Card Usage?

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Posted On: February 7, 2006

When it comes to financial success, credit health is a key component; and lots of education is critical in helping the next generation start down the path of responsible credit card usage. We can never have too much credit card education, and it’s helpful if it comes from many different angles including parents, teachers, and [...]

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