Before your kid goes to study at college, have them study up on credit cards Written by Geoff WilliamsHave 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 [...]
A credit card agreement you can actually READ? Written by Geoff WilliamsIf 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 [...]
Blogging to Teach Consumers About Credit Card Utilization Written by Mike KillianEditor'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 [...]
Interactive Credit Education for Students Written by Mike KillianEditor'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 [...]
Negotiate a Better Credit Card Rate Written by Curtis ArnoldAn 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, [...]
The Military and Money Written by Curtis Arnold
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 [...]
Win-Win Credit Card Solutions for the Unbanked or Underbanked and Lenders Written by Curtis Arnold
I was honored to speak at this summer’s meeting of the Responsible Credit Roundtable, organized by the Center for Financial Services Innovation. The Center brings credit card industry execs and non-profit leaders together to come up with ways that the public can be better served … without hurting the creditors’ bottom line … of course! [...]