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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
Negotiate a Better Credit Card Rate Written by
September 16, 2008
An excerpt from How YOU Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line.When you've taken a gander at the current rates being offered, you can use them as a negotiating tool with your card issuer. Trying to bargain down your rate might sound like an intimidating, complex process, [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education Credit Card Interest
The Military and Money Written by
August 15, 2008
My younger brother, Johnpaul Arnold, is a Major in the Army. He’s on his second tour in Iraq, and I pray for his safe return every day. He’s provided me with endless encouragement, especially at times when I needed it the most such as working on my most recent book on credit cards (which turned [...] Posted in: Credit Card Education Credit Card Interest Credit Score

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