31st

October, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: October 25-31, 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 October 25-31, 2014. Retailers Try to Kill Apple Pay Since Apple's release of Apple Pay, rivals are rushing to prevent its success. More than 50 companies make up a group of retailers called the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) that…

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30th

October, 2014

How to Choose the Right Card for Building Credit

*This is article one of a six-part series   Choosing a credit card can be hard. There are thousands of credit cards or prepaid debit cards available to choose from, offered by countless banks, including all the small town banks. Should you get a credit card from your your local bank or get a card from one of the big banks that have a well-built reputation? Should you get a rewards credit card? What about one that earns cash back? These are all questions that will likely pop up when searching for your first, second, or even your third credit…

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30th

October, 2014

Tips to a Bank-friendly Halloween

Americans will likely spend more than $7 billion on Halloween-related purchases this year -a lot of witch hats and candy corn. Halloween lands on a Friday this year, which means that it extends from a 1-night event into a 3-day celebration with parties and events all weekend long. The typical consumer will spend over $100, with about half of that amount devoted to creating a memorable costume. Costumes Halloween costumes are expensive, which is funny to me only because they are usually made of very cheap material than everyday clothes you can purchase at a cheaper price. To save money…

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24th

October, 2014

How I Went From Secured to Cash Back

Over four years ago I needed help rebuilding my credit, so I signed up for a Capital One Secured MasterCard. It was pretty easy to get and I could set my credit limit to whatever I wanted simply by making a deposit to start the account. I started with a $200 credit line and after about 6 months of consistent payments, I put an additional $100 on the credit card. After a few years of having my secured card, making consistent payments and improving my credit tremendously, I called Capital One to ask for a credit line increase. They informed…

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24th

October, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: October 18-24, 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 October 18-24, 2014. President Obama's Issues Executive Order for Consumer Credit Card Protection President Obama signed an executive order aimed at protecting American consumers from identity theft and credit card fraud. The order is part of the new…

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