31st

July, 2014

6 Tips for Boosting Your Credit Score

Will Daly writes about personal finance topics including credit and debt, budgeting, and responsible use of credit cards. Your credit score affects your financial life in plenty of ways. Car insurance premiums and your interest rate on home and auto loans are determined, in part, by it, and plenty of employers actually check it when deciding whether or not to hire a candidate for employment. With that in mind, it's in your best interest to not only know your credit score, but to improve it. Here are six tips for doing so. 1. Pay Your Monthly Bills on Time Paying…

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30th

July, 2014

Can You Make Timeshare Payments with Plastic?

A loyal reader recently asked us an interesting question about whether or not it is possible to pay for a timeshare with a credit card. They only owed a few thousand dollars and thought that perhaps they could pay that balance off with plastic. I know a fellow who, back in the 1990s, used credit cards to make down payments on low-priced foreclosure properties. He could not afford to pay cash, but back in those days credit card companies had no problem with this strategy and neither did his real estate broker. Other investors did the same thing, enabling them…

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28th

July, 2014

The Lufthansa Rewards MasterCard Review

Lufthansa is a German-based airline, but it flies all over the Americas and to other prime destinations including Europe, Asia, India, Australia, and the Middle East. Adding to its allure is the fact that in an era of customer service decline and passenger dissatisfaction, Lufthansa continues to earn rave reviews for superior service. The air carrier was named by customers as the Best Transatlantic Airline at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards, and was ranked in the Top 10 of all airlines in the world at the July 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. Lufthansa has also scored high marks for traits…

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25th

July, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: July 19-25, 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 Credit Cards in the News: July 19-25, 2014. On/Off Technoloy for Credit Cards Set to Take Off New technology will allow customers to turn their credit and debit cards on and off using their smart phones. This capability…

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24th

July, 2014

How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be one of the most traumatic experiences that that anyone's personal finances can endure. At the same time, bankruptcy can also represent a sort of re-birth of one's financial history. Those who emerge from bankruptcy will have a very low credit score, but they can look forward to steady improvement so long as they turn over a new leaf and manage their finances responsibly. The first thing that everyone thinks when they emerge from bankruptcy is, "How am I going to re-establish my credit, if no one will give me a loan?" Thankfully, secured credit cards are available…

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