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The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

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What is a FICO Score? How it Impacts Lending and Credit

What is a FICO Score? How it Impacts Lending and Credit

A FICO score is any score designed and developed by the company, Fair Isaac. When you think of the term FICO, think of...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 6/13/2024

How Card Statement Credits Work

How Card Statement Credits Work

A statement credit is money applied to your credit card account that can lower your balance or be applied to future...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 5/3/2024

Do Issuers Use FICO or VantageScore Credit Scores?

Do Issuers Use FICO or VantageScore Credit Scores?

The credit card is the default preferred method of payment for almost 200 million consumers, according to Experian...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 4/17/2024

25 Tips to Jump-Start Your Savings

25 Tips to Jump-Start Your Savings

Smart consumers know there are plenty of reasons to save money for future expenses, such as emergencies or major life...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 4/8/2024

How Do Credit Cards Get Hacked?

How Do Credit Cards Get Hacked?

If you’ve ever gotten an unfamiliar alert from your credit card company or you’ve seen a transaction on your credit...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 3/14/2024

7 Financial Tasks to Automate Now

7 Financial Tasks to Automate Now

If you’re like most people, life is busy with everything from work to family to fun. That’s why even important chores...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 3/5/2024

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57 Educational Student Credit Card Debt Statistics

57 Educational Student Credit Card Debt Statistics

Ideally, higher education is a formative learning and developmental experience. But it’s also an investment that can...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 6/13/2024

Rethinking Point of Sale Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Rethinking Point of Sale Can Improve Your Bottom Line

High-inventory, multilocation merchants — including those that aspire to the enterprise level or are already there —...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 6/6/2024

Southern Bancorp Elevates Underserved Communities

Southern Bancorp Elevates Underserved Communities

Congress created the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) designation in the 1990s to encourage financial...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 5/30/2024

53 Illuminating Credit Card Usage Statistics

53 Illuminating Credit Card Usage Statistics

Cooperation is at the heart of the intertwined relationships among consumers, merchants, credit card issuers, and the...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 5/29/2024

Whitefish Credit Union Serves Its Communities With Care

Whitefish Credit Union Serves Its Communities With Care

Credit unions provide more than financial products and services that can improve consumers’ lives — they support local...

Andrew Allen Andrew Allen 5/24/2024

National Processing Offers Merchants Transparent Pricing

National Processing Offers Merchants Transparent Pricing

Merchants intent on growing their businesses need to accept numerous forms of payment from their customers. National...

Andrew Allen Andrew Allen 5/23/2024

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