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Credit & Debit Cards

What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business?
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business? Credit & Debit Cards November 13, 2017
With the holiday season in full bloom, the large crowds at the malls and shopping centers might belie a fact…
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Here’s why consumer credit card debt is at a record high Credit & Debit Cards November 9, 2017
You might be able to look at your bank statements for confirmation, but if you didn't already now, credit cards…
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
It seems like hardly a week goes by that we don't hear about another credit card security breach. Although consumers…
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
A lot of Americans are going to resist the urge to splurge on expensive gifts this holiday season. Those are…
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal Credit & Debit Cards November 3, 2017
When you’re out shopping through the holiday season and get to the register, keep in mind that sales associates are…
How I learned to quit worrying and embrace Apple Pay
How I learned to quit worrying and embrace Apple Pay Credit & Debit Cards November 2, 2017
The “contactless payments” market, which allows shoppers to pay for items by simply waving their credit or debit cards above…
Report: 44% of millennials don’t know their credit card interest rate
Report: 44% of millennials don’t know their credit card interest rate Credit & Debit Cards November 2, 2017
As lenders continue to approve more people for credit card use, a growing number of Americans find themselves paying with…
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards Credit & Debit Cards October 31, 2017
When you head to the checkout counter this holiday season, don't be surprised if a retail sales associate asks if…
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years Money & Credit October 23, 2017
Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
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Say goodbye to this common checkout routine in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards October 20, 2017
MasterCard is planning to drop the requirement on merchants to have you provide your signature when you make a credit…
The 5 best credit cards for travel
The 5 best credit cards for travel Credit & Debit Cards October 12, 2017
With the leaves beginning to fall in earnest, you may be wondering if you can squeeze in one last trip…
PlayStation debuts credit cards
Game on? Sony debuts PlayStation rewards credit card Credit & Debit Cards October 4, 2017
Gamers are well accustomed to scoring points and winning a prize or a reward each time they grab the controller.…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
Secured credit cards: How they work, dangers to avoid & a better alternative
Secured credit cards: How they work, dangers to avoid & a better alternative Money & Credit October 1, 2017
I have received several questions about secured credit cards, which can be a great way to build up credit if…
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card Money & Credit September 29, 2017
Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It’s easy…
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know Money & Credit September 28, 2017
I’m not one of those people who thinks that credit card companies are inherently evil. Credit card companies are businesses…
11 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone
11 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone Credit & Debit Cards September 25, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Prepaid cards | How to pick the right card & avoid outrageous fees
Prepaid cards | How to pick the right card & avoid outrageous fees Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal Money & Credit September 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
One simple step to avoid a drain on your bank account
One simple step to avoid a drain on your bank account Credit & Debit Cards August 22, 2017
We all lose and misplaces things things sometimes, but the cause for alarm is the worst when you can't find…
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Who’s the best credit card issuer in America? Credit & Debit Cards August 18, 2017
Are you truly happy with your credit card company? If you're a customer of one issuer in particular, survey says…
New security warning about chip credit cards
New security warning about chip credit cards Credit & Debit Cards August 10, 2017
Chip credit cards, or EMV credit cards, are the new standard in credit card technology. Unlike magnetic stripe cards, the…
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers Credit & Debit Cards August 7, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen Credit & Debit Cards May 8, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit April 30, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
Cut credit card debt
Your guide to paying off credit card debt Money & Credit April 13, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's…
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now Credit & Debit Cards March 29, 2017
Recently on the Bill Handel show, Clark talked about a few credit cards that have some noteworthy sign-up bonuses. Read more: The best…
How to spring clean your credit
How to spring clean your credit Money & Credit March 24, 2017
I totally love spring. There’s just something in the air that makes you feel like it’s time to clean the…
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet Money & Credit March 18, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s move this week to raise akey interest rate signals one thing for consumers — brace yourself for…
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt Money & Credit February 17, 2017
Being in credit card debt is a terrible feeling. I know because I’ve been there. But know what will make…
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