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Accessibility, Adaptability, & Affordability—How Square’s Consumer-Centric Ways are Setting the Pace for Mobile Payments Services

Accessibility, Adaptability, & Affordability—How Square’s Consumer-Centric Ways are Setting the Pace for Mobile Payments Services

In a Nutshell: Square's portable payment processing solutions allow merchants of all sizes to accept credit cards, EMV chip cards, and NFC mobile payment technologies like Apple and Android Pay. With a consumer-centric approach to product development, Square listens closely to what its business owners and end consumers want—The result is a successful suite of financial products and services that effectively allow businesses to start, run, and grow with Square.// You know those... read more »

MyRatePlan’s Cutting-Edge Comparison Tool Finds You The Best Value in Wireless Plans & 7 Additional Household Services

MyRatePlan’s Cutting-Edge Comparison Tool Finds You The Best Value in Wireless Plans & 7 Additional Household Services

In a Nutshell: MyRatePlan.com is a leading comparison site that allows consumers to review current rates in eight household categories — wireless plans, credit cards, business and phone services, satellite and cable TV, loans and financial products, insurance, travel, and internet providers. Consumers overspend by tens of billions annually on these common products and services, and MyRatePlan is striving to change that by offering unbiased, comprehensive recommendations based on... read more »

How to Calculate APR on a Credit Card — 3 Easy Steps

How to Calculate APR on a Credit Card — 3 Easy Steps

Banks are notorious for making numbers complicated. Even something as seemingly simple as your credit card’s annual percentage rate (APR) becomes complex when trying to calculate how banks get that number. And you being a responsible consumer are rightfully concerned as to how this perplexing number determines what you’re paying in interest charges. We've broken it all down for you as simply as possible and will show you: Three simple steps for calculating your APR How to... 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 »

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

If you've been following the latest headlines in technology or commerce, chances are you've heard of Apple Pay, Google Wallet or Softcard. Probably the most significant feature of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay allows you to use your phone to pay for goods and services in lieu of a physical credit card. The technology uses what's known as NFC, short-hand for "near field communication." Already 10 years old and counting, you wouldn't exactly call NFC a new development... read more »