20th

August, 2014

Behavioral Psychology is Used to Strengthen Finances

Behavioral economics is a field of study that melds psychology with financial management. Those who work in this field observe that even though people may study the lessons of finance and learn about financial literacy, they often fail to save as much as they should, stick to a budget or make other smart financial choices. Behavioral Economists discovered that people often lack the mental discipline or emotional motivation to follow through on their plans. The combination of economics and psychology were studied to come up with strategies and techniques that really do work and help people reach their desired goals.…

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19th

August, 2014

Student Travel Alert: ATM cards can be disabled in high-crime destinations

Anyone who does a lot of traveling can expect to encounter some challenges when using plastic. In places notorious for an unusually high rate of credit card and ATM crimes, for example, you should be especially vigilant when using an ATM machine. Pickpockets are more common in some destinations, and theft of credit card data by employees in restaurants and bars may also be more prevalent. What you probably do not expect, however, is to have your debit card completely blocked by your bank just because you are trying to use it in a well-respected chain store in the U.S.…

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15th

August, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: August 9-15, 2014

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for August 9-15, 2014. The Big 3 Aren’t the Only Consumer Reporting Agencies Everyone has heard about the three major credit reporting bureaus, but most people are unaware that there are more agencies like them, called “Specialty Reporting Agencies.”…

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13th

August, 2014

Manage Your Credit With Credit Concierge

Here at CompareCards.com, we are always looking for ways to improve our customer’s financial state in some way, shape, or form. With the launch of our newest service, Credit Concierge, we are striving to bring free credit scores to all consumers. A push for free access to credit scores is no new topic. Credit score tracking companies have been around since the early 2000’s after companies realized there was a true need for free access to credit scores. The problem with most of these companies, however, was that they would claim to be free, but would then require a credit…

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11th

August, 2014

5 Tips for Saving Money in College

Tuition is a heavy financial burden, but when you also add on the miscellaneous expenses that come with college life it adds up quickly. For most students, college represents their first time away from home, which adds to the stress of managing their own budget. Students are offered all sorts of discounts from merchants and the key is to take advantage of those savings while also saving money elsewhere. Here are five ways students can save money while in college: #1 Buy Generic A cool new study from economists at Tilburg University and the University of Chicago, for example, revealed…

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