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posted by Kari Gronoski on 5/10/2016
Credit cards can get people into trouble if they get in over their heads, but when used correctly, credit cards can be very beneficial. Learn a few tips on how to make a credit card work for you.
posted by Kari Gronoski on 10/28/2015
It is possibly quite alarming for some of you to think about handing over a credit card to your college-age child. The image of monstrous debt looming over them for a lifetime comes to mind. However, if you've ever gotten a car loan or even a cell phone plan, you know how crucial credit has become in our lives. So how do you break the catch-22?
posted on 6/23/2015
The EMV Card, or chip credit card, has been a hot topic lately. Learn why the U.S. is just now making this transition and why.
posted on 6/9/2015
The EMV or chip credit card seems to have stolen the spotlight these days, leaving the traditional "swipe" card as hot as the cassette tape. But why all the hoopla? What makes the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) card better than the traditional?
posted on 4/27/2015
Fraudsters are now pretending to be from credit/debit card companies' fraud departments, hoping to trick individuals into giving away their credit card security code. Be sure to be able to recognize what to look for when receiving these calls to keep your information secure.
There are so many credit cards out there it may be difficult selecting which card to get. Discover the key types and how to select the best credit card for you!
posted on 12/23/2014
Credit cards can be a great financial tool when used correctly. However, the holidays may provide temptation to use your credit card more than you should.
posted on 10/1/2014
They offer great convenience, but debit and credit cards also come with some risk. Learn how to protect your plastic better.
posted on 9/29/2014
It seems like every day there is another news report of a breach of security at "bricks and mortar" stores resulting in the theft of card information.
posted on 9/19/2014
Both debit cards and credit cards have their merits as financial tools. Here's a definitive guide as to when and how you should use them.
posted on 6/19/2014
Fraud-resistant payment methods have been around in Europe for many years and now America has finally come around to bringing the technology to the states. Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) represents a global standard for ensuring the security of chip-based credit and debit cards.
The implementation of the EMV payment method in the United States may not be here before the 2015 deadline because of the lack of education to retailers and consumers. A recent report came out with information that education is lacking for consumers and retailers because no one is teaching them about the EMV-chip cards.
posted on 12/4/2013
It's the season of good cheer.until it ends when you get your credit card statements after the holidays. By avoiding these common mistakes you can keep your credit card bill in check.
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