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Credit Card or Debit Card: The Great Debate. It’s Not Even Close.

Have trouble getting approved for a credit card? Do you have bad credit? Maybe a debit card is an answer. But, not to spoil the surprise, it’s not. So, I’m going to help you to understand why a debit card is a much less form of payment, provides less protection from scams, and does nothing … Read more

Podcast – Debit Cards Versus Credit Cards – Layaway – Vacations – Big IRS Refunds

This week Damon Day and I talk about a wide variety of topics. Everything from why big TRS refunds spell trouble to what you really need to know about credit cards and debit cards. The advice is what you would least expect. As usual, the commentary is irreverent at times and we certainly don’t take … Read more

Posting Consumer Complaints About Credit Card Companies Increases Consumer Satisfaction With Bank

An interesting academic paper out which studies Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) complaint reporting found the reporting assisted both consumers and the credit card companies. The investigation looked at the results of public reporting of complaints and found “Consumers procrastinate in reporting exposed banks while rewarding exposed banks for their improved behavior with new accounts.” Most … Read more

What’s that chip doing on my credit card?

Sep 29 2015 By Will Wade-Gery Did your bank recently send you a new credit or debit card with a shiny, metallic chip on the front? You may have noticed that some cards have this chip in addition to the standard magnetic stripe on the back of the card. Lately, we’ve received questions from people … Read more

The Best Simple Credit Card in America

For credit card customers who are burned out on the complexity of many credit card offers — in particular, costly and complicated fee structures and penalty rates — you might want to consider the simple credit card. Simple credit cards are just what the name implies: straightforward card deals with good interest rates and as … Read more