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Curtis Arnold
Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-Chief
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor Jr., Reporter
Amber Stubbs
Amber Stubbs, Managing Editor

February 2006

Citibank Credit Card Payment Tag Offers Convenience and Security to Cardholders

Written by CardRatings.com
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 [...]

Posted in Citi Credit Cards | 4 Comments

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

Written by CardRatings.com
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 [...]

Posted in Credit Card Help | 0 Comments

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

Written by CardRatings.com
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 [...]

Posted in Credit Card Debt / Settlement | 0 Comments

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

Written by CardRatings.com
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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Chase Changes their Credit Card Terms - A Lesson in Reading the Fine Print

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: February 3, 2006

Read the fine print. It’s a rule of thumb we here at CardRatings.com try to impress to our readers on a daily basis. The good news is it’s working! Several members of our credit card forum recently posted messages about a change in terms and conditions with their Chase credit card—the removal of the cap [...]

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Bi-Weekly Credit Card Payments Can Save $1000s in Interest Charges

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: February 1, 2006

  Here's a little known tactic for getting out of credit card debt: Send in bi-weekly payments. Say you owe $5,000 on a credit card with a 17% interest rate and 3% minimum payment. If you only send in the minimum amount every month, by the time you've paid off that $5,000, your interest bite would be [...]

Posted in Credit Card Interest | 0 Comments