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How Not To Break Up With A Credit Card

Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Like Suze Orman says, for some people having a credit card handy is like having an open bottle of booze for an alcoholic. You just can't leave it alone. I like to think I have more self-restraint than Lindsay Lohan at an open bar, but could I trust myself with an extra credit card?

Visa Drops Firm After Breach Exposes Up To 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

* Believes affected part of system confined to N America * Says card holders' names, addresses, social security numbers safe ...

Best Credit Cards For Rebuilding Credit in 2012

Curtis Arnold | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

If you're serious about rebuilding your credit score after a bankruptcy or repossession, secured credit cards will force you learn two crucial skills: how to save and how to spend strategically.

Why Companies Aren't Just Writing Checks To Charities Anymore

Posted 01.20.2012 | Impact

Charitable giving is up, but executives aren't just throwing money at causes anymore. They're focusing on engaging their employees in volunteerism, a ...

Catherine New

Banks Tap Reliable Money Maker: Credit Cards | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

After being rebuffed in its efforts to charge $5 per month for debit card use, Bank of America is gambling on the optimism of American consumers and g...

CardRatings Hall of Shame: Worst Credit Cards of 2011

Curtis Arnold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

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.

Catherine New

Charge! Hungry For Fees, Banks Aggressively Push Plastic | Catherine New | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

As tighter federal regulations have been placed on debit cards, credit cards have come back with a vengeance. Banks have spent the past year pushing c...

Catherine New

Balance Transfer Day Is Not What It Seems | Catherine New | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Balance Transfer Day is not what it seems. The seemingly grassroots movement, which piggybacked on the success of November's Bank Transfer Day, is ope...

Customers Using Credit Cards Ignore Product's Downsides

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

That giddy feeling that comes along with making a purchase and not seeing any money exchange hands isn't in your head. When consumers pay with cre...

Worth More Than A Cow

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Natalie Pace

A young African girl was being sold by her parents to a much older man, who already had three wives. This young woman did something extraordinary. She simply said, "No."

Gerry Smith

Identity Theft Bust Exposes Need For 'Smart' Credit Cards | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

When authorities announced Friday that they had charged more than 100 people in a massive identity fraud operation, they did not just blame the allege...

Gift Cards: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

It looks so easy from the other side of the cash register. Somebody gives you a gift card. You take it to the store. You pick out some merchandise. Yo...

How Swipe Fees Affect Customers

Daily Finance | Regina Lewis | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

Swipe fees are the charges retailers pay when they allow you to use plastic at their store. In reviewing the comments and speaking about the story on ...

Help Terrence Howard and MasterCard Raise Four Million

Tara Settembre | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

This weekend, Terrence Howard filmed a PSA revealing the new 'Eat, Drink and Be Generous' MasterCard promotion for Stand Up To Cancer. I was able to do a quick phone interview with Terrence after he filmed the segment.

Priceless: WikiLeaks Spoofs Classic MasterCard Commercial

Posted 08.30.2011 | World

MasterCard's "Priceless" commercials may be one of the most parodied advertisements of all time. And now, the ads are getting the WikiLeaks treatment ...

Banks Unlikely To Get Higher Debit Card Fee From Retailers

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Dave Clarke) - Banks are hoping to win at least a small reprieve from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday when the central bank releases a fi...

Gay Pride Parade Unlike Any Other in NYC: We Can Marry Now

Jim Luce | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

A sea change in New York. Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 -- many as a marshal -- this one was different.

Will Google Announce A New Android Feature On Thursday?

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

What will Google announce at its scheduled press conference on Thursday May 26? Bloomberg reports that the company plans to unveil a new mobile pa...

Green Alert: Banks Use Bush Terror Team, Threat Tactics to Push Debit Card Fees

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Big banks and credit card companies have made a PR misstep in the fight over debit card charges. They're trying to use the Bush administration's anti-terror team to convince Americans that debit card fees are needed for our nation's security.

Do You Want Your Cell Phone to Act as a Credit Card?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

I'm not paranoid, but isn't the proposed Google-backed system for having a credit card on your phone a little Big-Brother-creepy?

Big Banks Plan Sneak Attack on Wall Street Reform Law Within Days

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

The financial sector does not make anything. Its goal is to take a little piece of every transaction as money flows through its hands, and in the coming days Wall Street will fight to continue this practice in its harshest form.

Zach Carter

Senators Back Delay In Crackdown On Fees That Yield Billions For Banks | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, a group of nine senators led by Montana Democrat Jon Tester put their names behind legislation to delay the Federal Reserve'...

We Can Send a Man to the Moon, But Can't Invent a Green Credit Card!?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Over six billion credit cards are produced each year worldwide. That is enough to make over 50 stacks of cards higher than Mt. Everest. Too bad these are not recyclable.

Fed To Defend Debit Card Fee Crackdown To Congress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve may give U.S. banks insight into whether it will scale back its proposed crackdown on debit card processing fees, when a...

Never Be Ripped off by Credit Cards Again

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

If you are going to have a recurring balance, call and negotiate directly with the company. You have every right, and should, call and ask to have the advertised rate lowered.