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Justin Bieber Prepaid Debit – Fail


Would you take financial advice from a kid who’s not even old enough to own a credit card? If you’re a “belieber”, you might. SpendSmart is hoping the nation is full of Justin Bieber fans. Fortunately for the country, it’s not.

Will Your Citi AAdvantage Program Be Good Tomorrow?


Will all of those frequent flier miles be good when you’re ready for your vacation? Most likely they will, but if you’re tired of the uncertainties with the airline bankruptcy, here are some other co-branded credit card offers.

Another Kick for the Unbanked


The under- and unbanked consumers have another problem to worry about: remaining in compliance with new healthcare laws. Insurance companies often require credit cards and bank accounts. Are prepaid cards the answer?

Want to Buy Pot or Guns? Don’t Rely on Your Credit Card


Should financial institutions, including banks and credit card companies, prevent consumers from making legal purchases, just because they don’t agree with the laws?

Is Brown-Vitter Bill Good for Consumers or Banks?


The nation’s banks are working hard to keep the next round of financial laws from getting through Congress. Brown Vitter isn’t Dodd Frank, but it’s just as good.

Troubled Airlines, Furloughs and Travel Rewards Credit Cards


Think you can’t get impressive travel rewards from your credit card? They’re out there – you just have to know where to look.

Foreclosures and Credit Reports


4 million Americans faced foreclosures that never should have happened and now, they’re realizing just how hard it is to remove them from their credit reports.

CFPB: Seniors Vulnerable in Financial Matters


According to CFPB, fraudsters are targeting seniors more often as they commit credit card fraud and other financial scams, according to its new report. Senior Designations for Financial Advisors: Reducing Consumer Confusion and Risks.