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Charging for charity: Credit card issuers give back Written by Jennifer Rose Hale Credit card companies have been playing "the heavy" for the last few years, and it's easy to understand why. As many consumers emerge from years of big debt accumulated on plastic, they point the finger back at financial-services providers, just like pod person Donald Sutherland fingering Veronica Cartwright at the end of the 1978 "Invasion of ...
Travel disaster protection? Your credit card Written by Geoff Williams Safety in numbers, we're always taught. It's smarter to go out late at night with someone accompanying you than to make your way alone, and those who hike in the rugged wilderness without a companion could wind up like that guy in "127 Hours." Some personal finance and travel experts offer a similar take on ...
Uncle Sam's got your back: 7 sites for credit card help Written by Ellen Cannon With all of the new laws and revised regulations affecting credit cards, you need a guide to help you understand what's changed. And what better resource than the federal government that oversees the new rules. You can get answers to questions, tips on paying down debt, and an explanation of your legal rights on the websites ...
8 unexpected places to use your credit card Written by Gina Roberts-Grey When the weekend comes and you're shopping in town, poking around a flea market or going to church, you used to need cash. At the flea or farmers' market you had to hit up the on-site ATM (and pay those exorbitant service fees) or miss out on a cool find if the vendor wouldn't accept ...
Using your credit card to plan an extraordinary day for love Written by Clare Kaufman Do you have the vision of sweeping your partner off his or her feet with an elaborate Valentine's Day plan? One CardRatings.com reader had an opulent scheme for asking the love of his life to marry him. "We would travel by train throughout Italy, where I would wait for a perfect Italian sunset to drop to ...
Credit Card Company Secrets: 5 Things "They" Don't Want You to Know Written by Beverly Blair Harzog No. 1 Most-Viewed CardRatings.com Article of 2011* It's hard to believe, but sometimes credit card issuers don't have your best interests at heart. There are a few things, in particular, that would really help you save money on your credit cards. If you were aware of them, that is. So here's a top five list of things ...
Top 5 signs you need a new credit card Written by Beverly Blair Harzog Life changes. It happens whether we like it to or not. And when changes occur, we often develop new credit card needs. Sometimes the signs that you need a new card are subtle. But sometimes they smack you right in the face. If you experience any of the following, maybe it's time for you and your ...
5 credit card traps that can ruin your retirement Written by Beverly Blair Harzog Your golden years should be filled with things you've always dreamed about. Maybe it's a cruise to the Mediterranean with your significant other. Or maybe you're just looking forward to having the time to attend your grandson's baseball games. These dreams can quickly turn into nightmares if you aren't careful about the way you handle credit ...
Money and Happiness: Personal Finance Tips From a Hot New Book Written by Beverly Blair Harzog I recently visited with J.D. Roth, founder of GetRichSlowly.org, to talk about his new book, Your Money: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, 2010). If you're struggling with financial issues, this book might be just what you need.  Q: You write a lot about money and happiness in your book. Can you explain why you think it's ...
How to Make Your Credit Cards Pay for Your Honeymoon Written by If you're like most American newlyweds, you'll probably budget at least $5,000 for your honeymoon. With some skill and flexibility, most of that won't have to be your own money. "Travel hacking" your honeymoon has become easier than ever, thanks to eager credit card companies and information you can look up for free online. Use ...

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