19th

December, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: December 13-19, 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 December 13-19, 2014. Apple Pay Supports 90% of U.S. Credit Cards Apple has announced that Apple Pay now supports 90 percent of credit card transactions in the U. S. Even more banks and retailers are expected to sign…

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18th

December, 2014

FinanceU: Easing the financial burden of college

Obtaining a college degree is a huge financial burden to many students and their parents, and it’s only getting worse. Figuring out how to cover the cost of tuition and additional expenses for college can be a daunting task. However, if you start planning early, it may not be as big of a strain as it seems. CompareCards' FinanceU  There are important steps you can take before, during, and after college that can make paying for your education more manageable. FinanceU offers information and resources tailored to new and existing college students. This information will help them navigate the complicated…

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12th

December, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: December 6-12, 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 December 6-12, 2014. CFPB Proposes New Rules for Plastic The CFPB has been working hard to protect consumers against outrageous fees incurred from prepaid products. The Proposed Rule will include prepaid products such as stored value cards,…

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11th

December, 2014

Why Carrying a Balance on a Rewards Card Defeats the Purpose

Do you race your minivan around a track? Do you try to stuff your kids and their soccer gear into a Ferrari? Of course not, because doing so would be impractical, costly, or even dangerous. Different products are designed for vastly different uses, and it makes no sense to try to use an otherwise well designed thing, for something it was never meant to do. The same principle holds true for credit cards. Those who carry a balance should be using a credit card with the lowest possible interest rate, while those who pay their balances in full should be earning…

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10th

December, 2014

Starbuck’s Card Review  

Although the Starbuck’s Card is not actually a credit card, it does have some similarities to a prepaid debit card. This card works like a prepaid debit card because you can load anywhere from $5.00 to $500.00 onto the card either online, through the app, or at participating stores. What makes the card different from a prepaid debit card, however, is that the Starbuck’s Card has a rewards program for cardholders. Right now, Starbucks is running an excellent contest where 14 lucky winners will win Starbucks for life in the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway* Contest! Here how…

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