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Credit Card Horror

The availability of credit for anyone no matter their credit history has caused many financial problems for consumers ... card companies report that at least 20% of consumers have maxed out credit cards ... specific sales pitch or ad. If you have a good credit score, (630 or above), you can usually [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 23:12:15

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Helper In Getting Credit Cards

Every day we receive invitations or pre-approved credit card applications in the mail or emails. All these credit companies are offering different benefits and there are a lot of hidden ... . Is there such a way that we can make our life easier with regards to credit card applications. Yes [more...]

Date: 2008-07-14 02:20:47

Saving on Education Related Expenses

Saving on Education Related Expenses With all the other demands placed on your budget, finding room for one more expense may seem impossible ... your limit- this shows up on your credit report and gives your credit card company an excuse to charge ... the federal government’s financial aid website- www.fafsa.ed.gov, which will take you through a step [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 14:47:52

The bottom of the GOP barrel in Clark County

An item from Clark County I missed last week while on vacation strikes me as emblematic of the problems facing Republicans up and down the ticket ... the service, the Camas couple put the $200 fee on a credit card. When their statement came, they were ... company $311 in credit card processing fees between Dec. 24, 2007, and Jan. 15, 2008, according to [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 17:00:29

Profiting from Payday Loans in 2009

On an otherwise normal evening in 1964, a woman known as “Miss Witness” received a disturbing telephone call from alleged loan shark Frank Sacco ... . Prices are still crashing - currently sitting about 35% below a year earlier. Credit is nearly frozen. Banks and credit card companies alike are buckling down and leaving very little money free [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 19:38:12

Watch Out for Possible Credit Card Scams

I am constantly amazed by the creativity of thieves when it comes to ways to scamming people ... will be so much better. Currently in the United States, the credit card companies take the burden off customers for any fraudulent activities. What this simply means is that if someone steals my credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-10-30 15:25:07

GWAS Latte Post

Your regular dose of Monday morning snippets to read, click and skip over with brekkie and a cuppa...Crunch month... and we're not talking Kellogg's ... shaping up as a crunch month for many families as Christmas credit card bills fall due, report Jessica Irvine and John Huxley in The Sunday Telegraph. Credit card company slashes limits! In a case [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 20:00:00

Finance Fiesta #7: Mamma Mia Edition

Welcome one and all to the 7th Edition of the Finance Fiesta!  This is the first carnival I have ever hosted, so hope it’s a good one for you ... she knows best.  I give these posts the thumbs up as the best of the week. Mr. Credit Card from Ask Mr Credit Card answers a question from a reader “A Collections Company Sold my Debt After it was paid [more...]

Date: 2008-07-17 13:00:20

What To Do When Your Credit Card Company Won’t Cooperate

One of our readers, Renee, had this question: Mr Credit Card, We make our payments monthly and have not skipped any, ... that cost money.) I recommend starting with Experian since it looks like they are doing a “Free credit ... of Your Credit Report From all Three Credit Bureaus.” if you have any questions about this stage [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 09:45:41

Taking Steps Towards Financial Freedom

If there was anything that the hubby and I did right in settling our major obligations in 2008 it was debt consolidation ... . We even managed to terminate credit cards, which we are very happy about. We decided that we will keep a couple for each of us. What’s more is if any of the couple of credit card companies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 03:46:04

Tiny charges could mean big trouble

Ever charged 19 cents on your credit card? I never have, and I imagine most of you haven't either ... like this, dispute it with your credit card company. Also, report the crime to the Federal Trade ... . But several Internet message boards are on fire with complaints from credit card users [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 22:37:24

Hall Of Shame In Customer Service

By Drew Stevens As events continue to stimulate our thoughts and dinner conversations, it is time to recognize some additional 2008 memories ... when prices tumble and executives cry over lost bonuses. 4) Credit Card Companies - The economic volatility of 2008 froze credit markets and regretfully [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 04:03:59

Debt relief solutions are assisting thousands to get out of debt

Many consumers have been falling prey to the unscrupulous actions taken by the money grubbing credit card companies, ... negative slight against the debtor’s credit report. These practices are forcing consumers to look ... a negative on their credit report and giving the creditors the ability to raise the rate and basically [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:48:15

Why is Equifax not reporting my information of credit history?

bamagrits84 asked: I got my first credit card in June of 2006. My payments have never been late. Every 30 days the credit card company reports account status to all 3 major credit reporting ... it at all! I had to pay Equifax $20 for my credit report just to try to dispute it and now I get a bunch [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 20:51:38

Credit Repair Help - Here’s How To Start Right Now!

by Mark Alison People are in debt. Living in this world with bad credit can be difficult ... coffees. We need to then know what’s in your credit report. There are three credit card companies, Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. There are many places to go that will get you a report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 11:03:01

Keep Watch For The Missing Quarter

How secure is yours? How secure is yours? HARRISBURG PA - Internet chat rooms are filling with complaints from credit card customers nationwide ... business with. The company, Adele Services of Melville NY, doesn’t exist, according to a report Sunday ... , however, that as a general rule credit card holders should review their statements every month [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 10:40:26

Credit Card Companies Are Closing Unused Accounts

Several GRS readers have written lately with the same credit card problem — but not the one you’d expect ... . And for my past loyalty they’re willing to potentially make me take a major hit on my credit score ... , is there anything you can think of that might help me to minimize the hit on my credit score? Other readers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 19:00:00

Where It Went 11/26-12/09

This budgeting period started out pretty great. As I hoped, going home for Thanksgiving was a real money saver, ... of presents.Wednesday - wonder why my $20 payment to my credit card has still not processed through my bank account one week later. Log into my account and discover the credit card company isn't showing my payment [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 14:40:00

30 Rock 3.05 - Reunion

Kenneth gives Liz her messages as she comes into work: The bike tour company in South Carolina says “No singles”, her credit card company wants to make sure she’s the one buying cream soda in bulk, her landlord ... , but that boat sank.Jack is up in his office for Kathy Geiss’s cover shoot for the quarterly report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 02:32:00

The Risk of Identity Theft Is Higher Than Ever This Holiday Season

Identity theft refers to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves ... had her credit card number "skimmed" at a gas station.  She didn't realize the theft had occurred, though, until ... , though the credit card company had not been able to determine exactly how it had [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 13:02:06

Downsizing? An admin checklist

It’s never pleasant when companies have to downsize due to a tough economy ... forms, if necessary Delete company computer access Remove access to company credit card ... : Final time/expense report Final paycheck COBRA notice (firms with 20+ employees) Certification of group [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 17:43:53

I’ve Become a Victim of the Credit Crunch

I already knew the credit card companies considered me a deadbeat, but I didn’t think I was that bad.  Sheesh ... : I love this card!! Their customer service is the absolute best.  THE BEST I TELL YA!  This speaks volumes because I expect superior customer service wherever I choose to spend my money. This is also [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 11:12:43

Credit Repair Help - It’s Not As Hard As You Think!

by Mark Alison It’s hard to live with bad credit. You need credit to lease a house or car ... . We need to then know what’s in your credit report. There are three credit card companies, Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. There are many places to go that will get you a report from all three [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 23:24:12

Debt Reduction is more Important than Your Credit Score

If you are a baby boomer with a pile of consumer debt, you are not alone ... those with significant credit card debt to worry about. According to a report from the New York Times, credit card companies are showing increased flexibility with consumers who have significant [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 00:34:49

Don’t You Put Me On Hold…

There’s nothing worse than being on hold. Maybe you’re on your blackberry (stranded without a headset) ... to the Better Business Bureau or other such organizations), although the feature is currently disabled. An added bonus– say you’ve been in a major argument with your credit card company (a good example [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 18:07:36

The Daily Poverty Post.

First of all, isn’t it funny that when conjuring the telephone, we think of the above? ... , this safe site will provide you with one free FICO score and credit report every 12 months — ... out how to call your credit card company to renegotiate your interest rate! Before we begin [more...]

Date: 2008-12-06 17:33:45

Ten unorganized, unqualified thoughts on the financial crisis

- 1. Lately me and Republican Friend have been engaged in a mobius strip of an argument about who is to blame for the financial ... from the rear view mirror. 3. But it's more complicated than that. Americans spending beyond our means ... industry for the last two decades. 4. Credit card companies, for example, targeted subprime [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 10:54:48

Apple, Again Golden Delicious?

Buy this phone you hockey puck By all accounts, Apple Inc. is expected to report solid third-quarter earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell ... a rougher time ahead, and results from other companies suggest a similar path. Credit-card issuer ... of those users will be more hesitant to pay that premium in view of concerns over their wallet and housing [more...]

Date: 2008-10-21 16:45:25

Your opinions requested! Plus Year 2, Week 30 Results: 1.9 oz of plastic waste.

Here's the weekly tally. But please read down to the bottom of the page. I have an Announcement, a Survey, and a Discount Coupon for you ... Direct, Safeco Insurance, credit card company, and Financial West Group. I think I've been doing ... of us outside Canada cannot even view it via the web site. Any Canadian Fake Plastic Fish readers care to watch [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 19:44:00

Update on Fraud

Last month/year I reported on a fraudulent scheme to separate $0.25 from me. Today I got a link to a news item about said fraud. News is slow here ... I closed it, got my money back too, and reported it to the three credit bureaus, stuff to do first ... . But they have two very useful links. Instead, file a dispute with your credit card company [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:49:24

What is PCI DSS Credit Card Compliance?

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ... and just pay a fee per report. Some SSL certificate companies can scan your domain for free ... . This standard was developed back in 2004 by the main credit card companies like Visa and Master [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:00:23

Israeli hacker in jail ten years after U.S. military break-in [Security]

Ehud "The Analyzer" Tenenbaum, who became world-famous when he and a number of fellow Israeli and California teens successfully exploited a ... of having helped defraud credit card companies of $1.8 million. Wired dug up a slickly produced, pretty ... when Tenenbaum turned himself in to Israeli authorities on the day he was set to report for compulsory [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 06:00:00

10+ survival tips on business travel to Beijing

If you’re going to spend some time working in Beijing, your experience will be much better if you know what to expect and how to prepare ... . #1: Alerting your bank and credit card companies If you start using your cards in China [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 22:39:58

How to Clean up and Get a Higher Credit Score

At the moment, about 30 million credit card users in the United States have low credit score (below 620) ... . Insurance companies, employment firms and even landlords also use this system to check an applicants paying ... . Low numbers in the credit score sheets means slimmer chances for them to obtain loans [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 07:00:10

I don't get Facebook

That’s not entirely true. I get the whole “portal” concept, which has been around for a while ... authentication for email, instant messaging, blogging, and photo sharing — though Google is making its own ... password logins exclusively. So do most banks and credit card companies. So does PayPal. So do most [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 12:48:00

The Danger of Losing Your Wallet - And How to Protect Yourself

Near the end of a recent long trip, my wife misplaced her wallet. She carries a traditional small pocket wallet, which contains her driver’s license, a few credit ... and replacement. The first step is to contact the credit card companies, as well as your bank [more...]

Date: 2008-07-03 14:00:54

Basic Credit Scoring 101 For A Better Mortgage Rate

by Rob Kosberg Credit scoring is becoming more important to mortgage pricing so now would be a terrific time to brush up on your credit education ... balances should hold steady at no more than 30% of the card limit. The credit bureau believes ... is one of the major credit scoring companies. All can learn from the numerous pages of financial tips [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 08:22:00

Best Buy Update: Terrible Customer Service

Here's a followup to the Best Buy fiasco yesterday. On my lunch break, I called the Best Buy store in Bangor Maine (where the transaction occured) ... , I have to go into the store to resolve this dispute. That's right, people. I paid Best Buy to mess ... I have to? Definitely not. But this doesn't end here.  I'm going to contact my credit card company [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 18:01:24

Back to Basics- Expense Reports

money Many business owners are reflecting on 2008 and thinking about some improvements for 2009 ... a company credit card, expense reports can greatly improve your overall process of bookkeeping. An expense report is a simple document that is filled out with each purchase or group of purchases [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 19:34:17

Bank of America (BOA), Wells Fargo (WFC) End 2008 with Major Buyout Deals

Two major U.S. banking deals were completed yesterday (Thursday), enabling the suitors to finalize the deals before 2008 came to a close ... buyouts worldwide, and not lending at home, as a Money Morning investigative report demonstrated ... in merger advice in 2008, Thomson Reuters reported. The combined company’s brokerage, credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 12:36:15

Take Action If You’re A Victim Of Identity Theft

by Paul Wilcox Identity theft is a huge problem in our society today ... or even people not included here. Inform the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You can call their toll ... as they can guide you through the rest of the process. Let your bank and credit card companies [more...]

Date: 2008-10-25 16:56:33

Take Action If You’re A Victim Of Identity Theft

by Paul Wilcox Identity theft has now become a major problem. It grows more each year and can nearly destroy people in the process ... . Inform the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You can call their toll free number 877-IDTHEFT ... the rest of the process. Let your bank and credit card companies know. Close all your accounts [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 14:18:07

Take Action If You’re A Victim Of Identity Theft

by Paul Wilcox Identity theft has now become a major problem. It grows more each year and can nearly destroy people in the process ... . Inform the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You can call their toll free number 877-IDTHEFT ... the rest of the process. Let your bank and credit card companies know. Close all your accounts [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 09:31:06

Discover $50 Promotion & Discover Holiday Promotion

With the economy weakening, experts are predicting horrible retail sales in the fourth quarter. We’re talking downright dreadful ... less, credit card companies earn less… so they too are pulling out the big guns. Discover ... s a pretty hot promotion because that’s an instant discount of 10%, since you can use the gift card [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 19:49:05

Mommy Auctions New and Used Baby Clothes Discount Children Clothing Baby Kids Consignment Affordable Maternity Clothing Boys sz 6 TCP Tropical Print Camp Shirt EUC Auction ID 225998

Even worse, trans fats lower high-density lipoproteins (HDLs, the good cholesterol), which is needed to help the body eliminate LDLs ... up unwanted calories. The best way of getting rid of paying mortgage insurance if you choose to pay ... , or say, but what we do that really matters. Therefore, if a credit card company can supply students [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:35:18

Class Action Blogosphere Weekly Review

Here are some blog entries from the week that was that might be of interest to class action practitioners: Class Action Art? ... -be class action filed against a credit card company over alleged improper disclosure of gift card fees [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 04:41:09

Final Insult: Thieves Steal Deceased’s Identity

When 23-year-old Zal Chapgar of Bluebell, PA passed away, his family was understandably devastated ... ? Credit report representatives who talked to The Inquirer said what the Chapgars experienced may ... when they began receiving phone calls from credit card companies, including financial giants Amex [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 05:49:41

Get Out of FreeCreditReport.com’s “Triple Advantage”

FreeCreditReport.com is the heavily advertised company that offers “free” credit reports ( ... reminder to check your bank and credit card statements at least once a month so charges like this don ... in mind that the place to get truly free credit reports, three times per year (once from each bureau [more...]

Date: 2008-07-25 18:29:44

Retarded Things on the Internet

Continuing on my study of Retarded Things on the Internet before I start my work day, ... of God" -- the Lindens staved it off as long as they could, but the credit card companies got ... not really a product it offered. Ginko gave $100 free to everyone opening an account, which meant [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 15:33:04

Dealing with IRS - what to do when being audited

If you are called in for a standard office audit, you will probably have at least two weeks after being notified to get your records and arguments ... from your bank, duplicate receipts from your credit-card company, church, synagogue, or doctor [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 14:30:22

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