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A national credit counseling firm is sending a message to consumers: Don't get too comfortable. With debt, that is.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), a non-profit firm that specializes in helping consumers manage debt, says that too many people...
Convenience store owners continue to fight back against fees that they claim are killing their industry and draining profits. But after years in court, it seems swipe fees are here to stay.
Every time a consumer pays for a product or service using a credit card, a...
A recent study show that more and more young adults are choosing not to use credit cards, relying instead on debit cards, prepaid cards and cash.
Since the recession of 2008, the number of people age 18 to 29 who do not have even one credit card in their name has...
When the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (Credit CARD Act) took effect in February 2010, it had an unintended impact on families in which one spouse stays home to take care of children while the other works outside the home. Household...
Having a good credit score is vital in today`s world. When you apply for a car loan, a mortgage, or even a job, your credit score is likely to play a role in the answer you get. Even if you get the loan you want, you may not receive as favorable terms with a low credit...
Despite the depressing outlook for the world economy, credit card companies are registering impressive results, with more customers demanding for credit card services. Research by Five Star Equities shows that more clients are charging with their credit cards compared...
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act was brought into effect by the Federal Government in order to protect the interests of the card holders and also ensure an increased level of transparency. It has been two years since this act came into...
Because credit card rewards, even the ones that aren't straight cash back perks, have monetary value, does that mean consumers must pay taxes on them? According to the Internal Revenue Service, the answer depends on how the rewards were obtained.
Any rewards doled...
At my local bank there was an advertisement that if one enrolls in Alaska airline credit card and spends $1000 in the first 3 months then a travel companion could fly free. Is this still in effect? Does it apply to international trips and 1st class? Does the flight need to be Alaska airlines/ Virgin airlines?
Currently, the Alaska Airlines credit card has the following offer: “Annual companion fare from $121 ($99, plus taxes and fees from $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening”. This benefit will qualify for a round-trip coach Companion Fare on Alaska...
I once had the US Airways credit card, then the airlines merged with American Airlines and my card transitioned into the AAdvantage MasterCard with a higher annual fee and without companion pass. I use the card one year and then closed it because I don’t fly with American Airline often. Now I am looking for a credit card without an annual fee. What are my options?
You may like one of the regular travel rewards credit cards offered by major banks. Travel rewards credit cards allow earning miles on all purchases. The cards also have one-time sign up bonuses which may be enough for a domestic flight. There are credit offers without annual fees, the other offers come with rather low...
I had the US Airways MasterCard back in 2013 but had to close it because I got divorced and had some troubles with keeping up with my credit cards fees. I’m back on track now and would like to apply for this card again but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Can you help?
The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is no longer offered. US Airways removed their credit card after merging with American Airlines. Today you can apply for one of the AAdvantage credit cards offered by Citi or for a regular travel rewards credit card. Both types of credit cards will allow you to earn miles and redeem...
Have Jetblue discontinued their free checked bag offer? I have the Jetblue MasterCard and don't have this benefit.
JetBlue still has the one free checked bag perk but not everyone can get it. First of all, the members of TrueBlue program will be able to get their first checked bag free if they've reached Blue Plus level or Blue Flex level, provided the checked bag is under 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Then, cardholders of the JetBlue Plus...