Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit Card

By | Feb 26, 2013

Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit CardNews from Fox Business: It’s tempting for college students and grads to sign up for an in-store credit card or a rewards card to snag discounts and special offers. But experts warn these short-term gains could be counterproductive to building a positive credit history. “Every time you […]

When Does Closing a Credit Card Make Sense?

By | Jan 30, 2013

When Does Closing a Credit Card Make Sense?News from Minyanville.com: I got the following question via the Mint.com Facebook page. Question: “John, I have a question about credit cards. I have three cards: two Visas (NYSE:V) and one American Express (NYSE:AXP). I’ve been thinking lately that there really is no need for two Visa cards […]

Action Line: Credit card history has big impact on credit report, score

By | Jan 6, 2013

Action Line: Credit card history has big impact on credit report, scoreNews from Tulsa World: A study released Dec. 13, 2012, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that credit reports are dominated by consumers’ credit card histories, said Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com. The report – “Key Dimensions and Processes in the U.S. Credit […]

How Will a Charge Card Affect My Credit Score?

By | Dec 8, 2012

How Will a Charge Card Affect My Credit Score?News from Fox Business: Dear Credit Card Adviser, In a recent article, you warned against putting too many expenses on a credit card. You said it could hurt my credit score — even if I pay off the balance each month — by adding too much debt […]

Report: Average credit card debt rises

By | Nov 20, 2012

Report: Average credit card debt risesNews from Marketplace.org: The credit report company TransUnion is reporting that average credit card debt per borrower grew five percent in the latest quarter. So, if Americans are starting to rely on their credit cards again, is that a good sign or a bad sign? “The uptick that we are seeing […]

DAVE RAMSEY: Putting other people’s names on your credit card is risky

By | Nov 18, 2012

DAVE RAMSEY: Putting other people’s names on your credit card is riskyNews from San Angelo Standard Times: Dear Dave: My brother asked me to put his name on my credit card as an authorized user. He said it will help improve his credit score. Is this true, and would it help my score in any […]

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Credit card interest rates slide

By | Nov 15, 2012

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Credit card interest rates slideNews from Sacramento Bee: AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Interest rates on new credit card offers fell this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090210/CCLOGO) The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit […]

TEXT-Fitch UK credit card index Q3: asset performance improved further

By | Nov 12, 2012

TEXT-Fitch UK credit card index Q3: asset performance improved furtherNews from Reuters: Tweet Share this Email Print Relat…………… continues on Reuters … Read the full article . Related News: Credit Suisse Announces LayoffsNews from Zacks.com: In an effort to reduce costs and reinforce its balance sheet, Credit Suisse Group (CS – Snapshot Report) announced 300 […]

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Credit card interest rates …

By | Nov 8, 2012

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Credit card interest rates …News from Sacramento Bee: AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Interest rates on new credit card offers stayed put this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090210/CCLOGO) The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit […]

Citibank credit card conundrum

By | Oct 10, 2012

Citibank credit card conundrumNews from Boston.com: Q. A Citibank branch manager personally urged me to apply for a second Citibank card. I made it readily known that I questioned my eligibility for a second promotion, but the manager assured me it was okay. I applied and was rejected for the card supposedly due to credit […]

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