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How to Avoid Hefty Credit Card Interest and Fees via Good Habits and Knowing Your Rights

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Using credit cards has become a way of life for many of us. For the most part, credit cards do offer a convenient way to make purchases, and they enable us to walk around without mounds of cash in our pockets. In return for this and other conveniences like reward programs, however, there can also […]

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What Gym Fees and Interest Payments Have in Common

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Ever been curious about the seeming universality of the desire to purchase goods and services without paying for them immediately? Many credit card users fall victim to this desire for instant gratification knowing full well they can’t actually afford what they bought without going into debt. Deferring payment until tomorrow allows for a surprising amount […]

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Teaching Your Kids How to Care For Cash and Manage Their Personal Finances

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As adults, we’ve seen what a lack of financial knowledge does to managing our finances. That’s why we need to teach our kids early on how to care for their cash, so they are less likely to make the financial mistakes that we did. If you don’t talk about money, lessons learned and how to […]

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How to Get and Qualify For a Small Business (SBA) Loan

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In the current economy with 10% unemployment many people are becoming self employed small business owners as a way to make living. Apart from the daunting task of starting a viable business the biggest challenge is to actually get the funds to start or keep the business running. This is particularly the case if your […]

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Cash Rewards on Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) Earnings With No Credit Card Needed

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Going into the earnings season, credit card transaction processing companies like Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) have been hit pretty hard due to adverse impacts of the recently approved financial reform regulation which limits the interchange fees they can charge banks and merchants for card transactions.  However the actual regulation in the financial reform bill was […]

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5 Credit Card Security Myths and Truths – How To Protect Yourself

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Credit card fraud is on the rise worldwide as we move from a paper/cash based economy to an electronic/online one. For this reason it’s important to be aware of credit card security and to protect your financial identity. Many people are not fully aware of the extent of credit card fraud, but these common myths about credit […]

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The Four Deadly Credit Card Mistakes

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Most people make common credit card mistakes that end up costing them a lot of money. Learn how to avoid these mistakes in this article. If you are not using your credit card correctly and you are making credit card mistakes, you are simply paying money over to your card issuer for no reason. Every […]

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How to Save and Make Money with Credit Cards

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Today, I’m going to show a few ways to save money using credit cards. However, to take advantage of this, you have to pay your bills in full every month. If not, then credit card issuers are taking advantage of you. Also, I just want to mention that credit cards aren’t for everyone. Some people […]

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Credit Card Reform: Penalizing the Good for America’s Bad Personal Finance and Spending Habits

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Following on his somewhat controversial article on the negative relationship between Religion and Money, guest author Tony Parker takes a cynical look at the recently enacted credit card reforms and why they make him angry. __________ What a surprise, the government has imposed even more regulations on what’s left of our financial industry. Really, why […]

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Credit Card Reform via the 2009 Cardholders’ Bill of Rights

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[Updated] Looks like credit card reform is gaining steam as the Senate is expected to vote (and approve) the controversial bill this week. The Credit Card Reform Bill, approved by the House on April 30th, is expected to pass in Congress with more than 20 amendments to the original house version of the legislation (see below). […]

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