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Should You Co-sign for a Credit Card with Your Teen?

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According to the Associated Press, 84% of undergraduates had at least one credit card in the 2008 spring semester and half of college students had four or more credit cards. Seniors had average credit card debt of $4,100 when they graduated. Due to recent credit card legislation, unless your kid has enough income to pay [...]

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Published on September 9th, 2011 - One Comment
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Top 6 New Credit Card Perks

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Today’s best credit cards go beyond aprs and annual fees. Since new credit card rules restrict lenders’ abilities to manipulate interest rates beyond a promotional period – perks, rewards, and customer service are perhaps the only ways to tell many of the best credit cards apart nowadays.
Issuers have entered a new battle over consumers [...]

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Published on September 8th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Credit Card Issuers Sweeten Offers

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Credit card solicitations more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 1.4 billion, up from 551 million in the same period of 2009, according to Chicago-based Mintel Comperemedia, and eight in 10 of those offers were for reward cards. EastValleyTribune.com reports that card issuers are going after customers with new vigor.
“It is getting [...]

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Published on September 7th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Credit Card Rates Drop for Consumer Rewards Cards

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Rewards credit cards have seen a noticeable interest rate drop over non-reward credit cards according to a recent survey as of July as mentioned on FoxBusiness.com. They have dropped to an average rate of 17.09 percent from their previous level of 17.48 percent.
The average rate for non-reward credit cards fell to 14.88 percent from [...]

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Published on September 6th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Ten Best States for Credit

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Not all states are staggering with personal debt and credit problems. It’s good to learn that there are parts of the country where credit ratings are strong, joblessness is low, and payment delinquencies and bankruptcies are rare. Become familiar with the best 10 states of credit health, and you’ll also find that cold weather states [...]

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Published on August 31st, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Dos and Don’ts of Credit Card Balance Transfers

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Shifting debt from one credit card to another can save you lots of money if done properly, but whether or not you should accept a balance transfer deal depends on many factors to determine if you can successfully use the balance transfer to better manage your overall debt.
Consider these do’s and don’ts mentioned on DailyFinance.com [...]

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Published on August 30th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Best Rewards Credit Cards for Job Seekers

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Unemployed consumers who’ve stayed current with credit and loan payments can still be attractive to credit cards issuers. While a new line of credit should never be used to replace lost income, job seekers can utilize a credit card to offset the costs of a job search.
The best credit cards for job seekers were chosen [...]

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Published on August 29th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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Points or Cash? How to Choose the Best Rewards

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What determines the best credit card rewards for you – is you: your needs, your habits, and your credit history. In general, getting cash back will get you as much value with the most flexibility over reward points. Here are some of the basics you should understand about rewards programs reported by Forbes.com’s Moneybuilder.
Points – [...]

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Published on August 26th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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New Plastic Can Ding Your Credit Score

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There are some common questions and myths about the factors that can affect our credit scores such as how many cards are too many, or when you should keep or ditch a card. But one of the more popular speculations is whether or not new plastic can ding your credit score.
Contrary to popular belief, [...]

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Published on August 25th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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How To Choose The Best Credit Card For You

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Choosing a credit card can feel as overwhelming as sorting through online dating profiles, but with a little introspection you can pick the card that will do the most for you, whether that means minimizing your fee and interest payments or maximizing rewards points for a goodie that you’ll enjoy. LearnVest.com lists 6 six key [...]

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Published on August 24th, 2011 - Leave a Comment
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