Credit Cards Blog

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:11 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

After being slammed by critics for its high fees, the Kardashian Kard Prepaid MasterCard has been pulled from the market. Those fees included a $1.50 fee for ATM withdrawals, a dollar fee if the ATM withdrawal or point-of-sale transaction was declined, and a $9.95 fee to replace a lost or stolen card.  And canceling the

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Monday, November 29, 2010 4:40 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

Millions of Americans are no longer charging on their credit cards. According to a quarterly analysis of credit card trends from TransUnion, one of three major credit-reporting agencies, more than 8 million consumers stopped actively using their bank credit cards during the past year. In addition, the national 90-day credit card delinquency rate dropped to 0.83

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Monday, November 22, 2010 12:02 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Struggling to make the minimum payments on your credit card debt? Contact your card company for help. A credit card company may agree to reduce your interest rate or lower the minimum monthly payment on your credit card debt for a few months. And some credit card companies may even agree to a more affordable repayment

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:11 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

In case you aren’t keeping up, the Kardashian sisters launched their very own Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard last week, in partnership with Mobile Resource Card. The website KardashianKard.com is marketing the prepaid card as a “fast and convenient way to manage money.” That convenience comes at a cost. The Kardashian Kard has “many of the same

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:17 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Worried about what will happen to your credit card debt if you are injured or unemployed? Payment protection plans offered by credit card companies promise to take all those worries away but for a hefty price. Some plans offer to pay your minimum monthly payments, suspend your minimum monthly payments or even cancel your minimum

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:58 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

More Americans will pay for holiday purchases this year with cash or debit cards while fewer consumers will whip out their credit cards. That’s according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, which was conducted by BIGresearch and released today. More than a quarter of shoppers — 27.6 percent — will

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Monday, November 15, 2010 11:35 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Lingering credit card debt got you down? These simple but effective pay-down strategies will help you chip away at even the most stubborn credit card debt. Pick and choose the tips that work best for you. Pay off the credit card balance with the highest APR first. This strategy makes the most financial sense. The card

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:32 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

The holiday shopping season has kicked off and so have the perks and incentives from credit card companies. They want you to use their credit card as you charge your way through your holiday shopping list. Choose your card wisely because the right one could earn you some nifty savings and rewards. Citibank is offering its

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:02 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve rolled out a  Consumer’s Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores, a new online resource that explains basic credit topics, such as what goes into a credit report and credit score. The guide also links to tips for improving your credit score and advice on getting the most from credit

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:26 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

As a credit card customer, you’ve played your cards right. You moved a hefty credit card balance to a new card with a rock-bottom rate on balance transfers. And you’ll be paying next to nothing in interest on that balance for many months to come. And now it’s time to get serious about your credit

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