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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. The minimum payment is the amount you must fork over each month based upon your unpaid balance, interest and fees. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 created new rules regarding how issuers must report information about minimum payments. Percentage Methods Typically, credit card companies... 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 often a driving factor for considering this serious step in finance management. Before you consider bankruptcy as a viable option for overwhelming debt or crippling payments, it’s wise to understand how the process will affect your credit card obligations, specifically. Here are... read more »

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You thought I was going to say credit, didn’t you?) We seldom give more than a passing thought to using a credit card for everything from dinner at our favorite restaurant to paying for gas at the pump. But have you ever wondered who invented the first credit card? Where did it all begin? Seen... read more »

10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

International travel can offer the experiences of a lifetime. The trick is to develop a strategy to avoid the expenses that'll last a lifetime. How can you experience life abroad without being overwhelmed by airline fares and travel costs? With methodical use of airline miles, credit card rewards and exclusive offers, you can reach any destination for dimes on the dollar. To help you master frugal adventure-seeking, we found the leading experts in credit card rewards... 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 and probably more if you need it. However, miss a payment and the story sours. Your costs can go up and your access to further credit is threatened. Credit counselors often point out the wisdom of paying back more than the monthly minimum amounts on your credit cards, because otherwise it... read more »