23rd

September, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month: The FTC celebrates by offering consumer protection tips & resources

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a government agency fully committed to helping Americans make informed financial decisions. A major part of the agency’s purpose and mission is to ensure that consumers are not ripped-off and also take strong legal action against people who violate the rights of consumers. As part of its service, and to help promote National Hispanic Heritage Month, the FTC publishes many informative materials that you can order free of charge. These free booklets and pamphlets can be shared with your family, friends, neighbors, and other community members. Convenient Educational Materials The FTC publishes an entertaining…

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22nd

September, 2014

Computers at Major Banks in the U.S. Hacked

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have new financial data break-ins to report. These attacks are so commonplace now that it is becoming pretty redundant. No, I am not referring to the largest data breach of a retail store in the U.S. I’m also not referring to the fact that it was probably not a coincidence that a huge cache of stolen debit and credit cards were put on sale the same day the Home Depot news broke. This time I’m talking about something that should get your attention, even if you are totally over saturated…

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19th

September, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: September 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 September 13-19, 2014. 56 Million Credit Cards at Risk For the past few weeks now we've been reporting about the Home Depot data breach. Previously, it was estimated that over 60 million credit cards could have been…

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18th

September, 2014

Portable Payment Systems: What’s the delay?

For a few years now we have heard about the wonderful high-tech innovations that will make payment transactions faster, easier, secure, more affordable, and completely portable. Using Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) and smart phone technology have made it possible to complete purchase transactions without even using actual plastic. The question many of us are asking today is where are all these payment technologies? If they are really that great, why aren’t banks and retailers rolling them out and promoting them as the latest new thing? 3 Competing Pieces of One Puzzle There are three key components that have to…

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17th

September, 2014

The Best Student Credit Cards of 2014

Student credit cards are specifically designed for first-time credit card owners, such as college students. It wasn't until recently that student credit cards started to develop better features and programs such as tools to help students manage their credit and monitor their spending. Some of these programs even offer rewards for purchases that can be redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, or even received as a check. The best student cards should offer a combination of programs and features that benefit the first time credit card owner. Unlike prepaid debit cards, student credit cards work like an unsecured credit…

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