30th

September, 2014

Citi Launches Expedia Rewards Cards

In the old days, most travelers utilized a travel agent, which was much easier than trying to call every airline and every hotel themselves. These days, travelers do have online access to airline and hotel web sites, but many still prefer to compose their journey's using a single online travel agency. Expedia is one of the largest online travel agencies, and those who use their site now have the option of earning additional travel rewards by using one of the new Expedia+ cards from Citi. I recently spoke with Ralph Andretta, Head of Product Management for Citi Card,s about this…

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29th

September, 2014

How Understanding My Credit Score & Credit Report Changed My Life

Personal finance experts love to talk about credit scores and credit reports. We dive into the details, and illuminate the nuances for those who really want to know how these things work. But in the end, what does it all really matter? I would argue that it only matters to the extent that it can improve your life, and in looking back at my own life, I can find many instances where understanding my credit helped me and my family. Staying Debt Free The first thing I learned about credit was from my parents, who proverbially held my hand in college when…

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26th

September, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: September 20-26, 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 20-26, 2014. Cardholders Reminded to Check Credit Card Statements for Unwanted Services and Fees Federal regulators fined U.S. Bancorp $9 million and an additional $48 million was ordered to be returned to customers for illegal billing practices.…

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26th

September, 2014

The Tires Plus Credit Card Review        

Tires Plus Total Car Care was launched almost 40 years ago and has grown from a small business started by two gas station entrepreneurs into a chain with more than 5,000 employees and over 500 stores across the U.S. The company prides itself on ensuring customer satisfaction, servicing vehicles timely and expertly, and many consumers rely on Tires Plus for all of their tires as well as routine maintenance like oil changes, wheel alignments, brake services, and engine tune-ups. The Tires Plus Credit Card Qualified customers can apply for the Tires Plus Credit Card that can be used to pay…

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25th

September, 2014

35% of American Consumers Have Overdue, Unpaid Debt

Despite an improved economy and some tough lessons learned from the Great Recession, Americans are still saddled with debt, although there has been a great deal of emphasis on returning to prudent money management. Many organizations are offering classes and other resources to impart financial literacy. Still, perhaps because a prolonged period of serious unemployment or under-employment has devastated so many Americans, much of the nation is deep in the red. Debt Delinquency Cycle for Unsecured Credit The archetypal path taken by a consumer account from current to charged-off. Note:Federal regulations require creditors to charge-off revolving credit accounts (e.g.,credit card accounts) after 180 days…

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