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

February 2009

Re-thinking Credit Card Choices (Part 2)

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: February 19, 2009

Editor's Note: This article is the second of a two-part interview with Linda Sherry, the Director of National Priorities at Consumer Action.Mike: It has been suggested that those with good credit scores will find good credit card deals and those with poor scores will not find cards available at all. Are you finding this true [...]

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Re-thinking Credit Card Choices (Part 1)

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: February 17, 2009

Editor's Note: This article is the first of a two-part interview with Linda Sherry, the Director of National Priorities at Consumer Action.Exceptional times often require exceptional measures to deal with events. No one doubts or questions the seriousness of our economy. Consumers are cutting spending and shedding debt whenever and wherever possible. The commercial market [...]

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Tips for Finding Your Best Secured Card

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Posted On: February 12, 2009

An excerpt from How YOU Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line. N ot all secured cards report to the three major credit reporting companies (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion). To build or rebuild credit, it’s smart to get a card that does report to all three. Fortunately, many secured [...]

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Benefits of Secured Credit Cards

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Posted On: February 11, 2009

An excerpt from How YOU Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line. A secured card is often the best answer if you can't get a traditional card. Secured cards are accepted wherever credit cards can be used, and certainly come in handy for emergencies and for transactions [...]

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Altenative Credit Scores Provide Hope for Millions

Written by Shane Tripcony
Posted On: February 5, 2009

I would like to share some good news for the estimated 50 million consumers that have no credit rating or a limited credit history. There is now a viable option for establishing credit outside of the traditional avenues. The National Credit Reporting Association (NCRA)--a trade group representing small regional credit agencies--in combination with an organization [...]

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Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

Written by Heshan Demel
Posted On: February 2, 2009

These offers have expired. For the most current offers on credit cards with no foreign transaction fees, please click here. Foreign exchange fees on credit cards should be of keen interest to those traveling beyond the borders of the United States. Exchange rates offered by credit cards may or may not be the best rates out [...]

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