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11 Credit Card Habits to Break Now

11 Credit Card Habits to Break Now

Dramatic price hikes across consumer goods and services since inflation began surging in mid-2021 have prompted people...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 2/19/2024

Credit Cards & Plastic Waste; What's Being Done?

Credit Cards & Plastic Waste; What's Being Done?

Cigarette butts. Food wrappers. Beverage bottles. Cutlery. Single-use bags. These are but a few of the many plastic...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 2/15/2024

Credit Cards vs. BNPL Services

Credit Cards vs. BNPL Services

Payment options for consumer goods and services abound. Credit cards are most common. According to data collected by the...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 2/12/2024

How to Opt Out of Mailed Credit Offers

How to Opt Out of Mailed Credit Offers

You get home from a long day at work or a weeklong vacation and you find your mailbox is filled with credit card offers...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 2/1/2024

What is Credit Card Churning?

What is Credit Card Churning?

There is no shortage of strategies to maximize the financial benefit of credit card accounts. Most of them are generally...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 1/9/2024

Resources to Achieve Your Financial Resolutions

Resources to Achieve Your Financial Resolutions

Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions last year? Or the year before? Or the year before that? Or have your January 1...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 12/28/2023

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Capital One's Big Move Shakes Up the Credit Card Market

Capital One's Big Move Shakes Up the Credit Card Market

On February 19, 2024, Capital One decided to add Discover’s credit cards to its wallet. It announced it will use $35.3...

Eric Bank Eric Bank 2/21/2024

Cardholders Can Save Stray Dogs Through Corridor Rescue

Cardholders Can Save Stray Dogs Through Corridor Rescue

The “Corridor of Cruelty” is a 14-square-mile area in Houston that has become a dumping ground for abandoned stray dogs...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 2/15/2024

10 Most Respected Credit Unions in America for 2024

10 Most Respected Credit Unions in America for 2024

As not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperatives, credit unions exist to serve members and communities, not a...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 2/15/2024

27% of Americans Plan to Open a New Credit Card in 2024

27% of Americans Plan to Open a New Credit Card in 2024

Nearly 600 million credit card accounts recorded in the US as 2023 closed, and the average consumer has nearly four...

Jon McDonald Jon McDonald 2/15/2024

130+ Million Americans Suffer From Money-Related Stress

130+ Million Americans Suffer From Money-Related Stress

In a groundbreaking survey conducted recently, we reached out to 3,000 Americans from various walks of life to delve...

Ashley Fricker Ashley Fricker 2/6/2024

SMBs Can Use Zil Money to Pay Every Vendor with a Credit Card

SMBs Can Use Zil Money to Pay Every Vendor with a Credit Card

The best business ideas are inspired by a problem someone in the trenches  experienced. As owner of Tyler Petroleum, Zil...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 2/6/2024

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