August 2011 Posts Archive

Start 2012 With Credit Building Credit Cards


2011 was a tough year, financially speaking, for many across the nation. 2012 doesn’t have to be the same; here are a few secured credit card offers that will help as you begin to build or rebuild your credit history.

New Trends: Co-Branded Credit Cards


More credit card companies are teaming with retailers for co-branded credit card offers. Visa, United Airlines and American Express are just a few of the companies.

Not All Balance Transfer Cards are Created Equal


Shopping for a balance transfer credit card? Be sure you know the differences in each offer; some are subtle, some can cost you in the long run.

CFPB: New Consumer Ally


The CFPB has burst onto the financial scene with a focus on protecting consumers from overwhelming new credit card laws from 2009 Credit Card Act and Dodd-Frank Act, as well as unfair lending practices.

4 Critical Credit Card Mistakes You Might be Making


Just when it seems you’re moving along smoothly, credit history in tact and credit scores growing due to your superb money management skills, you come across an article that suggests you might not be making the wisest choices with your credit cards. Welcome to that article.

Back to School Credit Cards for Students


It’s back to school time and for many parents, it’s time to find credit cards for students that will ensure their teens are making wise financial decisions. Here are a few suggestions.

Visa Black Card and its Many Benefits


Looking for a benefits-rich credit card offer? Consider the Visa Black credit card and its many perks.

Smart Rewards Cards for Back to School Expenses


Got the back to school blues? Check out these cash back cards and rewards programs from AMEX, Chase and Discover.