Authors

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

April 2009

Student Credit Card Debt Rising at an Alarming Rate According to Study

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: April 30, 2009

Editor's Note: This article is an interview with Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CFP, an instructor of Personal and Family Finance in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of the University of Central Arkansas.A recent national study by Sallie Mae, the nation's leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, found a rising [...]

Posted in Credit Card Debt / Settlement | Student Credit Cards | 0 Comments

Chase's Reversal of Credit Card Fee Proves that Consumers Aren't Powerless

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Posted On: April 28, 2009

Starting a new company in an economic recession often requires three things: a great idea, a generous small business credit card, and solid advice. Officials at American Express OPEN hope to connect entrepreneurs with all three at a series of seven live events throughout the spring and summer. The "Small Business Speed Coaching Test Drive" offers [...]

Posted in Chase Credit Card | Credit Card Fees | Credit Card Help | 0 Comments

Obama's Credit Card Reform Pledge on Thursday's Agenda

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Posted On: April 23, 2009

Credit card reform tops the agenda at a meeting of banking executives at the White House on Thursday. Treasury officials originally planned the event as a discussion about pending credit card legislation. However, the meeting made front page news when White House officials announced that President Obama will personally address attendees. Responding to reporters' questions on [...]

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The Truth About Credit Card Debt Settlement

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Posted On: April 16, 2009

As an increasing number of people struggle to pay their bills, debt settlement companies are thriving. You can find their ads promising to settle your debts for pennies on the dollar anywhere. If you’re drowning in debt, those ads can be pretty attractive. But are they for real? And how will settlement affect your credit [...]

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How to Overcome High-Pressure Credit Card Debt Collection Tactics (Part 2)

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: April 7, 2009

Editor's Note: This article is the second of a two-part series on debt collection.Calling Debtors At Work If a debt collector calls you at work and you tell him that you can’t talk to him when you are on the job, he must stop contacting you there immediately. Also, if a debt collector calls you [...]

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How to Overcome High-Pressure Credit Card Debt Collection Tactics (Part 1)

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: April 3, 2009

Editor's Note: This article is the first of a two-part series on debt collection.On a recent Dateline NBC investigation, debt collectors posing as law enforcement officers were captured on tape illegally threatening debtors with immediate arrest if they didn’t pay up. Unfortunately, complaints about high-pressure debt collector tactics are continuing to generate numerous complaints to [...]

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