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3 Key Differences — Chase “Slate” vs. “Freedom” vs. “Freedom Unlimited”

3 Key Differences — Chase “Slate” vs. “Freedom” vs. “Freedom Unlimited”

As one of the largest credit card issuers in the world, Chase Bank has plenty of experience in meeting the needs of consumers. Chase knows there are different cards for different spending needs, which is why they offer a range of credit cards with a variety of features and rewards. From frequent flyer programs to cash back bonuses to attractive balance transfer offers, Chase has a credit card to meet just about any consumer or business need. Let’s take a close look at their... read more »

GreatNonprofits.com Helps Users Find Trustworthy Nonprofits Offering Financial Education & Counseling

GreatNonprofits.com Helps Users Find Trustworthy Nonprofits Offering Financial Education & Counseling

In a Nutshell:  With so many new businesses, charities, and nonprofits popping up all over the place, identifying a trustworthy company can be a challenge -- especially when you're in need of financial services, and doing business with the wrong organization can result in damaged credit (or worse). To help distinguish the good nonprofits from the bad ones, you can use the ratings and reviews on GreatNonprofits.com. Created in 2006 by Perla Ni after she realized there was no... read more »

7 Important Financial Lessons We’ve Learned from the Movies — and the IMDb Founder Who’s Watched More than 10,000 of Them

7 Important Financial Lessons We’ve Learned from the Movies — and the IMDb Founder Who’s Watched More than 10,000 of Them

In a Nutshell: Not all of life's important lessons are learned in classrooms or from teachers. No, some of the greatest lessons you learn can be taught by movies. The thousands of films made over the last century contain in their ranks a perfect teachable movie moment to advise you in nearly any situation or answer life's big questions. What does love mean? Never having to say you're sorry. What do you do when you're tracking a great white shark? You get a bigger boat. Even for... read more »

GOBankingRates™ — Changing the Way People Think About Money Through Diverse Content & Enhanced Online Experiences

GOBankingRates™ — Changing the Way People Think About Money Through Diverse Content & Enhanced Online Experiences

In a Nutshell: Few things are as interwoven with our everyday lives as money; from food to travel, and everything in between, our finances impact just about every other aspect of life. At GOBankingRates.com, they know the importance of finance -- and its impact on other parts of life. In addition to covering everything from personal finance and savings, to investing and retirement, GOBankingRates helps readers connect their money to their lives -- and lifestyles. The site focuses on... read more »

“How Does a Secured Credit Card Work?” (+ 5 Best Secured Card Offers)

“How Does a Secured Credit Card Work?” (+ 5 Best Secured Card Offers)

Secured credit cards are a great resource for anyone with poor credit looking to a) receive a line of credit and b) improve their credit score. Secured cards work the same way unsecured cards do in terms of purchasing abilities – if your secured card is Visa or MasterCard branded, it can be used anywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The only difference between a secured and unsecured card is that secured cards require a deposit upon approval. This is because secured credit... read more »

Credit Sesame Gives Free Credit Scores, Financial Tools, and has 8M Users

Credit Sesame Gives Free Credit Scores, Financial Tools, and has 8M Users

In a Nutshell: Credit Sesame is a financial information resource that provides members free credit report cards. Anyone can become a member and get continuous access to and updates about your credit -- at no cost. The site gets information from TransUnion and then breaks down your credit score for you, so you understand what factors go into it. Credit Sesame is much more than a simple tool for credit assessment; it also offers educational blog posts and research focused on... read more »

What is a Charge Card? (Charge Card Definition + 3 Card Options)

What is a Charge Card? (Charge Card Definition + 3 Card Options)

Most Americans shop using cash alternatives. Carrying cash around is inconvenient and risky, and paying by check is often a hassle. Furthermore, cash and checks will do you no good for your online purchases, as you will need some kind of account that allows you to pay for your items electronically. One option is a charge card, which primarily differs from other card types in a number of ways. Below we'll take you through the ways and show you a few of the top charge cards available,... read more »

CreditCardForum: Honest Credit Card Advice & Answers from an Online Community Nearly 20,000 Strong

CreditCardForum: Honest Credit Card Advice & Answers from an Online Community Nearly 20,000 Strong

In a Nutshell: For anyone with questions about credit cards, CreditCardForum offers an online community of people ready with answers. Founded in 2008, the forum hosts almost 20,000 active users who discuss salient credit card topics every day. Whether you’re wondering about the rewards of a particular card or your chances of being approved by an issuer, you can quickly find an answer by posting a question or searching through existing topics on CreditCardForum.com. Letting users... read more »

MoneyRates: Consumer Education, Financial Tools, and the Voice of an Industry Expert

MoneyRates: Consumer Education, Financial Tools, and the Voice of an Industry Expert

In a Nutshell: Finding the right place to put your money is a big deal. Some banks charge fees where others don't, and some have more perks depending on the type of account you want to open. For more than 15 years, MoneyRates.com has provided banking data, such as interest rates, for easy, side-by-side comparisons. In 2009,  MoneyRates brought on Richard Barrington, a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), to be the spokesperson of the site and offer expert insight into the world of... read more »

Our Sit-Down with Stacy Johnson — The Powerful Force Behind the Money Talks News Segments Seen on CBS, FOX, and More

Our Sit-Down with Stacy Johnson — The Powerful Force Behind the Money Talks News Segments Seen on CBS, FOX, and More

In a Nutshell: As the Emmy-winning host of more than 3,0000 Money Talks News stories syndicated across the country online and on TV, you’d think Stacy Johnson would be tired. Instead his success has only fueled his desire to report on even more relevant personal finance topics for his audience by creating at least three new stories a week for his Money Talks News brand, which can be seen served up by affiliates from MSN and Yahoo to CBS and FOX. // Interviews have a way of being... read more »