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4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

In an ideal world, college tuition is paid with scholarship funds or saved cash. Student loans are the next best thing. If you’re tempted to reach for your credit card the next time you or... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/14/2014
Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

While lately it seems that serious security breaches of consumer credit information are happening at an increasingly alarming pace, the most recent breach at JPMorgan Chase has a lot of... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 10/9/2014
Credit Card Use at its Highest Since 2010

Credit Card Use at its Highest Since 2010

Americans are much more confident with debt these days, especially with their credit cards. Credit card use is currently at its highest usage amount since 2010. According to the Federal... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/26/2014
Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Americans are showing a new maturity with their credit cards. A report from the American Bankers Association showed credit card delinquencies (accounts that are more than 30 days late on... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/12/2014
More People Carrying Less Cash Thanks to Credit Card Machines

More People Carrying Less Cash Thanks to Credit Card Machines

Paying by cash is quickly turning into a thing of the past as more Americans are paying by credit and debit cards and skipping the hassle of carrying money — according to a new study, only... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/5/2014
Number of Credit Cards in Turkey Increased by 30% in Five Years

Number of Credit Cards in Turkey Increased by 30% in Five Years

Do you think Americans are the only ones with a propensity to use credit cards when they want to buy something? Well, think again. According to data from the Interbank Card Center, the... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 8/4/2014
Economic Recovery Partially Fueled by Higher Credit Card Debt

Economic Recovery Partially Fueled by Higher Credit Card Debt

The American economy is slowly recovering as American consumers are starting to shop again. However, a large part of this extra spending is coming from higher credit card debt rather than a... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/4/2014
Investigation Finds IRS Credit Cards Used for Inappropriate Purchases

Investigation Finds IRS Credit Cards Used for Inappropriate Purchases

Even the IRS seems to have trouble managing credit responsibly. A government watchdog organization reviewed the IRS’ credit records and found agents were using government credit cards for a... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/4/2014
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