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Sean Talks Credit: What I Learned From the Credit Card Mistakes of My 20s

NerdWallet | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business

By Sean McQuay My 20s have featured some big financial hits -- and some painful misses. Among the successes: I finished school, got a great job, and ...

8 Credit Card Fees and How to Avoid Them

NerdWallet | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

By Erin El Issa "Fee" may not be a four-letter word, but many people treat it that way. Fees aren't always bad, but most can be avoided. Here's a run...

You Can Get Your Money Abroad, but You'll Pay for it

NerdWallet | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel

One of the headaches of traveling internationally is figuring out the least expensive way to make payments in foreign currency. Here are the most common options for accessing your money abroad and the fees you should know about.

Get Your Credit Card Late Payment Waived

MoneyTips | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business

The end of the month has passed. Your credit card payment was due and other bills had consumed the cash you needed to pay your credit card bill. Unfortunately, your payment was late and you incurred an overdue fee. Have you considered asking for the late fee to be waived?

Credit Card Fees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Robert Harrow | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

It's easy to hate fees. To many, they can be the rain that ruins an otherwise perfect day - or in this case, a credit card. However, are these fees really the big bad wolf consumers should be afraid of?

You Know You Have Become a Credit Card Points Junkie When You...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
Janice S. Lintz

Credit card offers were previously an annoyance. Now, they are opportunities to receive additional bonus points especially, the highly coveted select mailings.

Credit Card Companies Are Charging Less For Late Payments

CNBC | Amy Langfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

Punishment for the sin of being late on a credit card payment is getting slightly less onerous for users who fail to pay their bills on time, accordin...

5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money

Not all fees are created equal. Not all fees are bad, either. First weigh the pros and cons and jot down a cost analysis to see if the expense is worth the reward. With careful consideration and budgeting of fees, you can find a way to pay your way to a better financial life.

Can you Really Help Your Fav Charity with Every Purchase You Make on a Prepaid or Affinity Debit Card?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Only after closely examining a fee schedule should a consumer decide if the potential drawbacks of an affinity prepaid debit card are worth a nice design or benefits to a favored charity.

What Do You Know About Your Credit Card? | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.

What Drives Credit Card Debt?

Amy Traub | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

Why do some people stagger under a mountain of credit card debt, paying high interest rates on their outstanding balances and never seeming to come out ahead, while others rarely if ever carry debt for long, despite pulling out their plastic on a regular basis?

Lucrative Returns on Phantom Money: The Credit Card Gravy Train

Ellen Brown | Posted 04.20.2014 | Money
Ellen Brown

Even when the balance is paid on time every month, credit card use imposes a huge hidden cost on users -- hidden because the cost is deducted from what the merchant receives, then passed on to you in the form of higher prices.

Alternative Ways to Build Credit

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 12.08.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Building credit remains the primary path toward strengthening one's personal economy, but keeping credit card debt low is equally important. These two practices can seem in conflict, but together they can help you build a good credit score.

10 Really Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

Adam Levin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

here are an estimated 1.5 billion credit cards in use in the United States and that can make them seem pretty ubiquitous. Nevertheless, access to credit cards is a privilege not a right, and if you make mistakes, you'll pay a price -- sometimes a hefty one.

10 Common Credit Card Complaints | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business

By Jason Steele Credit cards are not terribly complex products, but they can be terribly misunderstood. Although many cardholders are satisfied with ...

Why Are Boomers Facing So Much Credit-Card Debt?

Reuters | Chris Taylor | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty

(Reuters) - Sandy Harsh never expected to find herself with $16,800 in credit-card debt and her retirement dreams drifting farther away. Harsh, an ...

Why 'No Late Fees' Isn't an Excuse to Pay Late | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

By Jason Steele When Discover introduced their latest product, the Discover it card, the company highlighted the fact that there was no late fee for ...

Paying With A Credit Card May Now Cost More

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian Jan 28 (Reuters) - Retailers in 40 U.S. states can now charge up to 4 percent extra when consumers pay for...

Joe Satran

Restaurants Cope With Soaring Credit Card Usage | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

Consumers today expect to be able use a debit or credit card to buy anything they want -- including $5 sandwiches and $3 cappuccinos. Restaurant owner...

5 Mistakes New Cardholders Make | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money

By Gerri Detweiler Your brand new credit card arrives in the mail all shiny, just waiting for you to take it shopping. Before you break it in, though...

Don't Let Your Credit Cards Get Fat This Season

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

When it comes to holiday weight, a few poor choices over Christmas can lead to weeks or even months of unpleasant hardship, and it's exactly the same with the debt that you can incur over this holiday season.

WATCH: Students Pays College Tuition With Coins

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.29.2012 | College

Mount Royal University student Devin DeFraine was pretty upset by getting hit with an extra fee to pay his tuition, so he took it out on his school by...

Is This The World's Most Expensive Card?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2012 | Money

Losing your credit card is a huge hassle. But losing a card that costs $100,000 is a whole different story. Sberbank-Kazakhstan, a Kazakhstani bank...

10 Costs You Should Always Negotiate

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

With unemployment rising and the likelihood of a raise dwindling, Americans are looking for ways to cut costs across the board. Unfortunately, man...

5 Facts You Should Know About Credit Card Fees

The Street | Posted 10.13.2012 | Money

Federal Reserve rules limit the penalty fees that credit cards charge. The rules, which stem from the Credit CARD Act signed into law in May 2009, wer...