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8 Tips for Getting the Most From Your Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Six years ago, Taylor Whetstone, a 32-year-old nurse practitioner from Columbus, Ohio, started using a credit card to pay for gas because her employer would reimburse her for work-related driving. While the free gas was a nice work benefit, Whetstone was more excited by another unexpected perk – the travel rewards points she was racking … Read more

Here’s How a Virtual Credit Card Can Protect Your Credit

Typing your credit card number when making an online purchase can be a nerve-wracking experience. What if a hacker is “watching” and is able to obtain your personal financial information? Luckily, a product called a “virtual credit card” has been developed to help out in these situations. Here’s how a virtual credit card can help protect … Read more

Consumers Can Now Apply for Credit Entirely via Text Message

Is this really a good thing for consumers? TransUnion thanks so. Press Release Consumers seeking even more convenient and relevant credit offers will benefit from TransUnion’s latest enhancements to its Mobile Offers NowSM solution. The solution removes barriers and friction by helping consumers secure instant access to prequalified credit offers through a completely SMS-enabled mobile … Read more

CFPB Caught Jared and Others Opening Accounts Without Permission

Ever since my first day helping people with debt problems it seems there has always been a Sterling Jewelry account involved. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against Sterling Jewelry for credit issues. “The Bureau’s and the State’s parallel investigations found that Sterling violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 by … Read more

Afraid to Use Your Credit Card Online – Bawahaha

I’m always surprised by the number of people who say they are afraid to use their credit card for online purchases. It’s simply misdirected fear. You are at a greater risk of a waiter scamming your credit card information that having it stolen online. I always like to ask people who are afraid of shopping … Read more