27th

February, 2015

Credit Cards in the News: February 21-27, 2015

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 February 21-27, 2015. American Express Raises Interest Rates On Wednesday, American Express announced their plans to raise the annual interest rates on consumer credit cards for the first time in five years. After losing their business agreements…

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27th

February, 2015

Save as You Serve: Military personnel enjoy exclusive, incredible discounts

Military (and America) Saves Week is about taking advantage of tips and ideas to save a few extra dollars every month. Not many people know that one of the most incredible ways to save is by serving. Members of the United States military, whether they are active duty service members or military retirees, can shop at stores called Military Exchanges. Spouses and dependents are welcome to shop there as well, just as long as they can present their military I.D. card. About Military Exchange Stores Military Exchange stores employ approximately 50,000 people located in 30 different countries, which makes it one…

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25th

February, 2015

The Military Star Rewards MasterCard Review

If you are in the military or have military affiliation, then the Military Star Rewards MasterCard may be a credit card you should consider carrying. This credit card, issued by Chase, is accepted everywhere that MasterCard is honored, but is specifically designed for military personnel and others who have shopping privileges at military exchange retailers. Military Star Rewards Card Features Earn 2% cash back on purchases at the Exchange, MilExch.com, Express Fuel Stations, MWR Merchants, and the Commissary. Earn 1% cash back on other purchases Earn 2% cash back on all purchases for the first 60 days of card membership*…

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24th

February, 2015

Military Saves Week Promotes Financial Wellbeing

Coinciding with America Saves Week, Military Saves Week is a campaign coordinated by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and is dedicated to helping service members and their families save money, reduce debt and build wealth. The purpose is to persuade, motivate, and encourage financial readiness and preparedness for a healthier financial future. Military Saves Week is February 23-28, 2015.Once you have taken the pledge to save, you will receive: Free subscriptions to the monthly Military Saves e-Newsletter Free myFICO credit score for service members and their spouses Quarterly e-newsletters from America Saves Building Your Savings Arsenal This year’s…

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23rd

February, 2015

America Saves Week: Take the pledge to save

Started in 2007 by America Saves and American Savings Education Council, America Saves Week is a weeklong event starting February 23, 2015, for Americans to assess their current financial status and to develop a savings plan. The annual event was started to encourage individuals and families to save money and build wealth. America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, corporate, and government agencies, that assist, encourage, and educate American consumers to save for a healthy financial future. Let's also not forget that it's Military Saves Week. Whether you plan to "Start Small, Think Big" or "Build Your…

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