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The Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards (Even If You Have Bad Credit)

Getting the most bang for your buck during summer travel

This story looks at the results of the study from CardHub.com that analyzes the best…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Millennials Shying Away From Credit Cards

The pros and cons of credit cards

“A credit card shouldn’t be seen as taboo. Used correctly, a credit card can…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Small Business Week] The Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses

New study identifies cards with best rewards and lowest fees

Analysts point out, however, that business credit cards should also only be used for purchases…

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RushCard Faces Class Action Lawsuits

Russell Simmons tells HipHop DX that the RushCard debacle was devastating

A look at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website shows three cases…

By Samara Lynn

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Trick or Treat: The Scariest Credit Cards on the Market

Find out which card issuers are being naughty and which are being nice

When you consider that the average American household that carries debt struggles with credit card…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

Use rewards programs to your greatest advantage

According to a 2011 study from Colloquy and Swift Exchange, the average household enrolled in…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Credit Card Fraud: What Minority Small Businesses Need to Know Before Oct. 1

Learn more about EMV chip card conversion

As of October 1, credit card companies will no longer be liable for credit and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Study: Small Business Owners Unaware Of Credit Card Liability Changes

New rules go into effect in October that may cause serious consequences

New rules go into effect come October that may cause serious consequences for small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways Credit Cards Can Help Save on Back-to-School Shopping

How to prepare the kids for the school year without busting your budget

Bonus malls are online shopping portals that help you rack up additional rewards or get…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Improve Your Credit Worthiness

How your credit score is affecting you

In some instances credit score can impact a job offer, a factor many can ill-afford…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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‘Smart Cards’ Consolidate Bank, Loyalty Accounts Onto One Device

Stratos and Coin seek to lighten wallets with all-in-one cards

Smart cards consolidate bank, loyalty and gift cards onto one device.

By Joel Lyons

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CreditCards.com’s Matt Shulz Talks Balance Transfer Offers

Should you do a transfer?

Are you thinking of doing a credit card balance transfer? Now might be the time.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Credit Card Balance Transfer Offers Get More Generous

Act fast if you're thinking of transferring a balance

If you’re thinking of doing a credit card balance transfer, now might be the time.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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You Might Still Have Time to Return Unwanted Gifts

Your credit card might have features that can help

If you have holiday gifts that you want to return, you still may have a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Consumer Tip: Know What Triggers a Credit Inquiry

Arm yourself with the right information

An inquiry will appear on your credit report when a lender inquires about your credit.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Credit Card Penalty Rate Drops Slightly

Consumers get a small break

The survey found that 60 out of the 100 cards in the survey have some…

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Federal Reserve Decides Not to Change Swipe Fees

Fees will remain unchanged

The Federal Reserve has decided to keep current credit card swipe fees in place.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Study: One in Five Can’t Live without Credit Cards

Are you lost without credit?

Don’t start an unhealthy love affair with your plastic.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Tip of the Month: Managing Credit Card Debt

Your daily money bite

Black Enterprise Money editor Sheiresa Ngo shares her tip of month on managing credit card…

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Infographic: How Did Credit Become King?

Interesting tidbits about history of today's common denominator

You probably don’t give a second thought to that little piece of plastic, but did…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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