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Credit Card Education

Before your kid goes to study at college, have them study up on credit cards Written by Geoff Williams August 15, 2012 Have a kid who is going to college soon? With a credit card in hand? If you're tired of lecturing your kids about the importance of managing their credit and having them tune you out, let them tune me out instead. The Topeka Capital Journal, the paper of record for Topeka, Kansas, recently ran a Better [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education
A credit card agreement you can actually READ? Written by Geoff Williams December 20, 2011 If a picture is worth a thousand words, a typical credit card agreement would require five pictures. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a better idea. On Dec. 7, the newly formed consumer agency debuted a template of a greatly streamlined agreement they would like to see behind all new consumer credit card offers. It's worded [...] Posted in: Financial Literacy Credit Card Education
Kardashian Kard aftermath a sign of improved financial literacy? Written by
December 16, 2010
We track plenty of prepaid debit cards and secured credit cards here at CardRatings.com, so it didn't seem too unusual when we heard the Kardashian sisters were planting their faces on a MasterCard aimed at young consumers. The fees were somewhat higher than many of the other prepaid debit cards on the market, but still [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education
Sammy Rabbit Teaches Kids to Save and Avoid Credit Card Debt Written by Mike Killian May 26, 2009 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. How do you successfully teach kids 5-8 about money and how to save it? Sam X Renick, author and founder of It's a Habit! [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education
Can You Pass the Financial Literacy Quiz? Written by
May 7, 2009
Two years ago, author and entrepreneur Braun Mincher developed FinancialLiteracyQuiz.com, a fifty-question test that mimics the kind of final exam on money that is missing from most schools. Many respondents get a score of around 57 on their first try, hinting at a lack of understanding about how money works. Mincher answered some questions about [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education Other
New Film Exposes Truths about Credit Education Written by Mike Killian January 15, 2009 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.Minimal effort is needed to see a stumbling economy and millions of consumers in desperate financial straits. Whose fault is it? More importantly, what [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education
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
Interactive Credit Education for Students Written by Mike Killian November 11, 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.Now and then you stumble into a heretofore little known website that has the potential to significantly impact high school youth and young adults [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education Credit Score Student Credit Cards
Rabbit Guidance in Credit Education Written by Mike Killian October 24, 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.Sam X. Renick is the author of It's a Habit, Sammy Rabbit! and was recently awarded the prestigious Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Award. [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education
Discover a Brighter Credit Card Campaign Written by Mike Killian September 23, 2008 How consumer friendly can a credit card campaign be? Daily consumers are "blitzed and belted" with card ads that promise to enhance our lives. A new eye-opening campaign aptly named Brighter Campaign offers a refreshing approach. As a long time consumer advocate for responsible debt management, I had never seen such an ad and was [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education Discover Card
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