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Credit Card Help

The nickel-and-diming of American credit cards

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: November 15, 2013

Last year, 35 percent of Americans spent an average of $215 on their debit and credit cards without even knowing it. The money is part of a nearly $15 billion problem with gray charges. According to a report report commissioned by BillGuard and conducted by Aite Group, gray transactions are those a consumer did not intend [...]

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Should you get a medical credit card?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: August 23, 2013

When my daughter decided to be born on January 2nd, the bill for her delivery and hospital stay made quick work of our annual health insurance deductible. Facing a bill of several thousand dollars, I called the hospital to make payment arrangements and was surprised to learn my options were "pay it now" or "pay [...]

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Protecting your parents from poor credit card decisions

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: May 31, 2013

The Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a report expressing concern about the use of misleading "senior designations" by some financial professionals. The report reminded me of how easy it is for seniors to get in over their heads where money is concerned. My own mom is 78, widowed and slowing down. As I have [...]

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What do credit card holders complain about most?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 5, 2011

Newly released CFPB consumer complaint data shows Credit CARD Act hasn't eliminated all confusion. [...]

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Merchants try to keep credit cards off their books

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Posted On: October 1, 2010

Two new technologies speed up credit card payments while reducing fraud risk. [...]

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5 Words You Should Never Say to Your Credit Card Issuer

Written by Beverly Blair Harzog
Posted On: July 30, 2010

You're smart enough to know that there are certain words that you shouldn't say when talking to your credit card issuer. But life is unpredictable, isn't it? So just in case you find yourself in a situation where you need to use one of these "unspeakable" words, here are some tips to minimize the negative [...]

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5 Credit Card Mistakes That Can Cause Divorce

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Posted On: June 25, 2010

Simple slip-ups could cost you the trust and the love of your spouse. Avoid all five of these credit card traps to save your marriage or stop a divorce. [...]

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Don't Max Out Dad's Credit Card for Father's Day!

Written by Beverly Blair Harzog
Posted On: June 11, 2010

"Dad, Can I Borrow the Credit Card for Father's Day?" Things have been tougher for young adults since the Credit��CARD Act placed age and income restrictions on credit cards. You have to be at least 21 to get a card on your own, or else you have to be able to show proof that you have [...]

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