Balance transfer deals became scarce following the financial crisis of 2008 as credit card issuers pulled back on their offers. In 2011, though, this started to change, and many new balance transfer offers are anticipated this year.
It's hard to avoid noticing some offers that would have been better left on a marketing team's whiteboard. Our panel of credit card experts found this year's five worst credit card offers, along with one account that's worthy of a second look.
The financial industry could greatly improve its reputation if its members actively supported laws to fix income inequities. This would be CSR in its ultimate incarnation, doing well by doing the right thing. Actions like these would show true leadership.
This time of year, retail stores want to encourage new account signups at checkout. If you make too many new applications, you can put a temporary ding in your credit report that can disqualify you from the best credit card deals.
Force the banks to go back to traditional banking. If that means turning them into non-profits, so be it. But there is no way to justify allowing them to continue to bilk average American customers, not to mention risking driving the global economy off the cliff again.
MLB All-Star Fantasy Camp provided a much deserved break from the world of cancer for a number of oncology researchers, physicians, patients, and family members all of whom are involved in Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).