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

November 2012

Are credit cards starting to act like smartphones?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 30, 2012

Mobile phones have been trying to turn themselves into credit cards, but are credit cards now trying to become mobile phones? Well, perhaps that's overstating it a bit, but MasterCard just announced that next year, starting in January, they'll be putting on the market in Singapore, a credit card that looks a little like a phone. In [...]

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Nov. 28, 2012 weekly credit card news review

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: November 28, 2012

The aftermath of Black Friday spending is in the news this week, as well as more predictions for holiday spending levels. And a senator wants to make gift cards go on and on and on… What you can't buy with credit cards CardRatings.com's Maryalene LaPonsie writes this week about the 10 instances when credit cards aren't allowed. [...]

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Nov. 23, 2012 weekly credit card news review

Written by Jennifer Shelton
Posted On: November 23, 2012

Swipe fees, digital wallets, delinquencies and data breaches are the topics of this week's email. Have a great Thanksgiving and spend responsibly on Black Friday. How will interchange settlement affect consumers? On CardRatings.com, Jennifer Gregory reports on how the still-debated swipe fee settlement between merchants and Visa and MasterCard will affect consumers. Despite the matter being "settled," [...]

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Some credit cards really are gold cards

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 21, 2012

Lots of credit cards call themselves gold and platinum cards, but every once in awhile, the real thing comes along. A bank in the country of Kazakhstan recently announced their intentions of issuing an exclusive bank card that is, they claim, the world's first credit card made entirely of gold, diamonds and pearls. The fee to be [...]

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Dumb crooks and a thieving cross-dresser

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 16, 2012

Before I share the latest, I have to confess that sometimes I worry about flagging a criminal as a "dumb crook." I picture them in the pen, reading one of my articles, getting their feelings hurt and then spending the next several months or years, weight-lifting to a Rocky montage, and then tracking me down, [...]

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Nov. 14, 2012 weekly credit card news review

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: November 14, 2012

We're into the holiday shopping, cooking, spending season, and credit card issuers are ready for it, with special offers on cards, new price comparison apps, and more. Best cards for holiday shopping Curtis Arnold, founder of CardRatings.com, names his picks for the best credit card for holiday shopping. Discover, Chase, Wells Fargo and Capital One are all [...]

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Nov. 7, 2012 weekly credit card news review

Written by Ellen Cannon
Posted On: November 7, 2012

Like much of the news this past week, Hurricane Sandy dominates the credit card news. This week is highlighted by the donations the major issuers are making to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Credit card issuers help after Sandy A number of the issuers took action after Superstorm Sandy last week. American Express announced it will rebate the [...]

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Superstorm Sandy can teach us some valuable credit card lessons.

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 1, 2012

With everyone focused on Hurricane Sandy -- sorry, the renamed Superstorm Sandy -- it seems like a good time to do a run through a few dos and don't of using credit cards before and after a disaster. Do get some cash before seeking shelter, if there's time. True, not all disasters give you advanced warning. I [...]

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