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2011

Scams, Lies, and Credit Cards: Fraud Rings' Five Favorite Schemes Written by
July 8, 2010
Even if you've become religious about shredding your credit card statements before you toss them away, criminals can still find ways to cheat you out of time and money. Investigators want you to watch for five of the fastest growing sources of identity theft and credit card forgeries: #1: The Fraudulent Fraud Department A scammer calls [...] Posted in: Credit Card Fraud
Airline Credit Cards Become Increasingly Restrictive Written by
July 29, 2009
If you've flown recently, you've probably run into some sales associates hawking travel rewards credit cards. Air miles cards might seem like a good value, especially if you'd like to use some reward miles to cover the cost of an upcoming trip. However, I can think of at least four strong reasons why you should be [...] Posted in: Airline Miles Credit Cards
Benefits of Secured Credit Cards Written by
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 when [...] Posted in: Credit Card Help Credit Score Secured Credit Card
Altenative Credit Scores Provide Hope for Millions Written by Shane Tripcony 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 [...] Posted in: Bad Credit Credit Reports Credit Score
Blogging to Teach Consumers About Credit Card Utilization Written by Mike Killian December 5, 2008 Editor's Note: This article is part of a popular Q & A format series in which we interview experts and industry professionals that have made significant contributions to the credit card industry.One of the most interesting aspects of an interviewer's job is that every subject has something to teach. As an interviewer and consumer, I [...] Posted in: Airline Miles Credit Cards Credit Card Education
Choose a Credit Card That Will Reduce Your Rental Car Bill Written by
May 11, 2007
Wherever your travels take you this summer, having a credit card will make it easier to rent a car. Many companies won’t accept cash, and those that do require preapproval and a deposit. Click and Call to Get the Best Deal When you make your travel plans, look for specials on travel sites, such as Travelocity and [...] Posted in: Other Best Credit Card Deals
Celebrate Freedom by Donating Credit Card Frequent Flyer Miles to our Service Men and Women Written by Mike Killian September 13, 2006 Operation Hero Miles was created by Congressman Ruppersberger(D-MD) in October, 2003. The program allows troops stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan to fly home on leave for free. It also gives family members of wounded servicemen and women free plane tickets to visit their loved ones recovering at military hospitals across the country. If you ever [...] Posted in: Airline Miles Credit Cards
Accepting Credit Cards- Does it Make Sense for Your Small Business? Written by CardRatings.com March 8, 2006   Any decision a small business owner makes must be carefully weighed by all the pros and cons—especially decisions that affect your bottom line. One of those decisions is whether or not to accept credit cards as a form of payment. While accepting credit cards has many advantages and makes sense for most companies, you may [...] Posted in: Business Credit Card
Citibank Credit Card Payment Tag Offers Convenience and Security to Cardholders Written by CardRatings.com 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
Bi-Weekly Credit Card Payments Can Save $1000s in Interest Charges Written by CardRatings.com 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 How Cards Work

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