Tag Archives: credit cards

Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

Everyone close to Chanté Evans, 30, knows
being “green” is a priority for her. Each year…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Credit Card Reform Starts Today

Consumers gain rights with new provisions

The landmark legislation that Obama signed in the spring of 2009 that was designed to…

By Renita Burns

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Get Ready For The New Credit Card Rules

Excellent advice from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The clock is ticking toward implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act…

By Black Enterprise

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Help! My Dad Has a Credit Card in My Name

What to do when a family member steals your identity

When “Jonathan” was 14-years-old, his Dad opened a few credit cards and acquired a few…

By Renita Burns

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Say Buh-Bye to Your Bank?

Why you might want to join a credit union

If you’re thinking about giving your bank the old heave-ho, joining a credit union may…

By Renita Burns

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: How Your Credit Score Adds Up

Understanding and protecting your credit score is an important key to homeownership

Do you request your credit report every year? Admittedly, I have to say I don’t.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Yeah, I Got It On Layaway. What About It?

I applaud the return of installment payments as a shopping option. There's just this one thing.

The buy-now, pay-later mentality of credit cards has been a major factor in reckless and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Let’s Talk Money

Social networking sites focus on personal, business finances

For those too terrified to look at retirement accounts, a group of chatty (and free)…

By Sandra Beckwith

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News Roundup

Blacks have higher prevalence of obesity; credit card use declining; racial achievement gap persists

News Roundup

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Credit Card Fee Hustle

Minimum purchases on credit cards are a violation

It’s a shared feeling among many debit and credit cardholders. You head to the local…

By Renita Burns

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House Passes Credit Card Bill of Rights

Votes to limit fees, interest rates

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 637, the Credit Card Bill of Rights,…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama on the Record: Credit Cards

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I just had a constructive meeting with the heads of many…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Day 94

Obama stirred controversy when he told credit card company executives that there is a lack…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Credit Card Principles

President Obama met with representatives from the credit card industry this afternoon to discuss the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Obama’s Meeting with Representatives of the Credit Card Industry

Today, the President will meet with the representatives of the credit card industry in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Say No to Overdraft Fees

10 Days Left to Tell Fed to Say No to Banks

Ever had to pay an additional $30 for a $5 hamburger or a $15 meal?…

By Renita Burns

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Who Benefits Most From New FICO Scoring Method?

Modifications could be a plus for some, big minus for others

After years of tweaking, Fair Isaac Corp. finally rolled out its revamped FICO score method.…

By Renita Burns

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Credit Cardholders’ Bill May Lighten Load for Businesses

Plan would prohibit some acts by credit card issuers

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others are calling for the enactment of a second…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Risky Solutions to Debt Elimination

Taking shortcuts can lead to compounding woes

Desperate for alternative ways to pay down debt, many people rely on quick-fix solutions that…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Perfect Score

Taking The Mystery Out Of Building A-1 Credit

Like many, Lisa Ndiaye filled out an application for her first Visa credit card in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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