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CardPaymentOptions.com: Keeping the Industry Honest With Over 550 Reviews of Merchant Account Providers

CardPaymentOptions.com: Keeping the Industry Honest With Over 550 Reviews of Merchant Account Providers

In a Nutshell: When Phillip Parker worked as a sales agent in the merchant account industry, he saw firsthand how businesses were being burdened with hidden fees, poor customer service,... read more »

GetHuman: How to Speak to a Person on Customer Service Phone Calls — Without Waiting on Hold

GetHuman: How to Speak to a Person on Customer Service Phone Calls — Without Waiting on Hold

In a Nutshell: When calling a customer service number, people often expect a time-consuming and convoluted process. You could sit on hold for hours before eventually finding some semblance of... read more »

Audit: Pentagon Credit Cards Used for Adult Services, Gambling

Audit: Pentagon Credit Cards Used for Adult Services, Gambling

Military and civilian Pentagon employees indulged their vices by charging government-issued credit cards more than 5,000 times for services such as escorts and gambling, according to a... read more »

How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

One of the first things you should consider when exploring new credit cards are their methods for calculating minimum payments because there are multiple techniques the credit card companies use.... read more »

What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy isn’t as popular an option as it used to be for dealing with debt. While it may not be the first resort, however, it’s still a necessary alternative for many, and credit card debt is... read more »

6 Arguments For and Against the New Chip-and-PIN System

6 Arguments For and Against the New Chip-and-PIN System

New upgrades are coming to a credit card near you, as the industry looks ahead to the widespread adoption of chips in credit cards. What is a chip and PIN card? Unlike the current card anatomy,... read more »

5 Ways Credit Card Companies Can Afford Rewards

5 Ways Credit Card Companies Can Afford Rewards

As you cheerfully swipe your credit card to pay your grocery bill, you can’t help but smile at the reward miles you’re racking up. You say to yourself, “I’m more than halfway to Hawaii, courtesy... read more »

4 Calculators That’ll Streamline Your Personal Finances

4 Calculators That’ll Streamline Your Personal Finances

If math isn’t your strongest area of expertise, you’re in luck if you have a smartphone or Internet access. Online calculators that can do everything from helping calculate how much lower a loan... read more »

NY Fed Study Shows Increased Consumer Credit Access

NY Fed Study Shows Increased Consumer Credit Access

Every four months, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York releases its Survey of Consumer Expectations, which includes a fascinating appendix addressing credit access. The Fed surveys about 1,300... read more »

America’s 21 Least Indulgent Metropolitan Populations

America’s 21 Least Indulgent Metropolitan Populations

With Easter right around the corner, millions of people around the globe are celebrating the end of Lent, the practice of abstaining from indulging one or more vices for 40 days straight. We... read more »