All articles tagged Credit Card Usage (page 5)

7 Coolest Bank of America Card Designs

7 Coolest Bank of America Card Designs

More than 49 million U.S. consumers use Bank of America, so there’s a lot of plastic in the economy. Some card issuers give you the option to personalize your card to stand out from the... read more »

Battle of the Sexes: Does Gender Determine Your Financial Future?

Battle of the Sexes: Does Gender Determine Your Financial Future?

From physical to psychological, men and women have a multitude of differences. But does one of those differences lie in how financial decisions are made? In a word: Yes. In a (slightly) longer... 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 »

Apple Pay Now Features Support for Discover Cards

Apple Pay Now Features Support for Discover Cards

Apple Pay, the digital wallet that allows you to store your credit cards and debit cards and pay for things with near-field communication (NFC) technology, continues to gain momentum despite the... read more »

5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

More than 160 million Americans carry credit cards. Unfortunately the vast majority of those consumers are misusing their credit cards, resulting in a national average of $15,000 in credit card... 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 »

Marijuana Dispensaries Starting to Accept Credit Cards

Marijuana Dispensaries Starting to Accept Credit Cards

If Colorado thought the legalization of marijuana was the end of a fiery debate with the government, it is sorely mistaken. Financial institutions are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the... 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 »

3 Reasons to Never Miss a Monthly Payment

3 Reasons to Never Miss a Monthly Payment

For better or worse, your credit card tells the world a lot about you. It can tell a happy story when you make your payments on time — you’re someone who can handle your current credit debt... read more »

5 Reasons It’s Better to Use Credit Cards Over Debit Cards

5 Reasons It’s Better to Use Credit Cards Over Debit Cards

There you are at the checkout counter, reaching for your wallet to pull out a card and pay. But wait – which card should you use? If you listen to the advice of some money experts, they’ll tell... read more »