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Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

James Altucher | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
James Altucher

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!" My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him ...

Backpage Sues Sheriff's Office That Pushed Credit Card Companies To Ditch The Site

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

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Consumers Are Concerned About Protecting Their Financial Info -- But Don't Do Much About It

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are ...

Hope for Syrians Comes With a Little Card

William Lambers | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Many Syrian war refugees are getting help in the form of a card that looks very much like the debit one you may have. It's called an electronic card, or e-card. The UN World Food Programme, the largest hunger relief organization, distributes these to needy families.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

MasterCard vs. Visa: Which Has Better Concierge Service?

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

In this article, I'll compare the concierge services from MasterCard and Visa based on their ability to fulfill our requests and the quality of the entire experience.

Trailblazing Women: Valarie Gelb, CEO of Gelb Global Strategy Consultants

Anne Ravanona | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"Entrepreneurial women tend to hide behind the paperwork, instead of just jumping in, feet first. Just do it! At first, I started down that rabbit hole and realized: What am I spending my time and energy and money for?"

Ann Cairns: Let's Show Women The STEM Fields Are 'Exciting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Ann Cairns, president of International Markets for Mastercard, said we need show women that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM) fi...

The Quickest Way to Build Credit Using a Secured Credit Card

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.19.2015 | Money
Curtis Arnold

The good news for those in need of a secured credit card is there are tons of options. Which also happens to be the bad news, since all those choices can quickly overwhelm and make you despair of ever finding the right fit.

Why Purpose-Driven Innovation Trumps All

George Bradt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Innovation that sticks is purposed-driven - led by someone on a mission to do good for others. It doesn't matter if the innovation succeeds on its own...

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...

Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.

The President Hits a Home Run Nominating Richard Verma as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.

Cute Kids (And Credit Card Companies) Are Begging You To Take All Your Vacation Days

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel

Kids say the darndest things -- and sometimes, also the smartest things. After hearing that more than 400 million vacation days go unused in America e...

One Reason You Should Maybe Switch To MasterCard

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business

* Cards issued in U.S. to have identity theft resolution assistance * Zero-liability coverage extension to take effect in Oct (Add...

Obama's Selfie Moment: Priceless

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

That Obama selfie was, in fact, nothing more than a moment of playful bonding among world leaders under tremendous pressure. It portrayed a needed sense of unity among allies that no formal portrait in the White House could capture. There was really nothing wrong with it.

Few Media Outlets Have the Power to Alter the Facts of the Stories They Are Reporting... But NYT Still Has It

Peter Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Times, through its newsgathering alone, and before publication of a single word, was changing fundamentally the financial and technological underpinnings of the businesses it was reporting on.

Young NFTE Entrepreneurs Compete for National Championship: Now the Final Four Head to the Finals!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

NFTE business plan competition finals grow all the more selective as four from the original cohort of 39 young entrepreneurs move on to last round.

Part V, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

We're almost there -- October 3rd, when 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes from Mastercard to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

Part IV, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Students will gather from all corners of the country for the competition and the southeastern region will be represented by student entrepreneurs dealing in everything from web design to fashion to software.

Part III, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

From fighting bullying, to baking fortune cookies, to the world of fashion, these students from the Nation's Capital, Baltimore and Philadelphia are inspiring and I know they will stand out with their innovative business ideas.

Next Time You're on the Phone With Your Bank, Take a Minute to Gripe About the Swipe, Too

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

Through a secretive, sneaky, back-door approach, banks that issue the cards, along with Visa and MasterCard, have figured out yet another way to suck money from our pocketbooks without our ever even knowing about it.

Is This Travel "Convenience" Just Another Scam? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I'm almost never accused of being too neutral, but when I covered a type of foreign currency exchange that affects international travelers recently, that's exactly what happened.

Tips and Traps for Using Credit Cards to Improve Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that one of the steps I recommend to rebuilding credit is to use credit cards. It's a smart, easy way to wisely develop good credit history -- but emphasis is on "wisely."

MasterCard Powers Entrepreneurship Through Create Jobs for USA

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOne in three small businesses say they can't get the financing they need to grow their business. And when small businesses, which employ more than half of all private sector workers, don't grow, Americans don't work.