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  1. Press: Amazon bank: Will banking’s worst nightmare come true in 2018?
    It seems like there’s nothing Amazon can’t do these days. They’ve moved into the cloud with web storage and computing services. They’ve launched music and video streaming services. In June 2017, Amazon announced they were… | Jan 12, 2018
  2. Press: Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign
    Americans' outstanding credit card debt hit a new record in November, highlighting a more confident U.S. consumer but also flashing a warning signal of potential trouble down the road. | Jan 09, 2018
  3. Press: Los consumidores en EEUU incrementan sus deudas en noviembre
    Los consumidores estadounidenses incrementaron sus deudas en noviembre en casi 28.000 millones de dólares con el uso de sus tarjetas de crédito, préstamos estudiantiles, de automóviles... | Jan 08, 2018
  4. Press: Americans have more credit cards - and more debt says CFPB
    The credit card market is alive and well – and growing, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The biennial report to Congress found that the total number of credit card… | Dec 28, 2017
  5. Press: How the Fed interest rate hike could affect your wallet
    Monthly payments on credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines are expected to increase after the Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark short-term interest Wednesday for the third time in 2017. All of those revolving… | Dec 14, 2017
  6. Press: Welcome students! Need a checking account?
    Ms. Sharma is not the only student whose college experience has included a hard lesson in finance. More of her peers are enrolling in checking accounts through their colleges, thanks to a surge in agreements… | Dec 08, 2017
  7. Press: The Strange case of the look-alike credit cards
    First National Bank of Marin was a small Las Vegas lender with an image problem. Federal investigators accused it of issuing credit cards to strapped consumers, then piling on so many fees and obligations that… | Dec 07, 2017
  8. Press: Choose wisely on reward credit cards can save you money (Chinese)
    很多量販店有自家的信用卡,獎勵在店裡採購。有些信用卡則向量販店會員提供更大幅度的省錢。 | Oct 13, 2017
  9. Press: Amazon making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards, already the most popular online retailer among adults, is setting its sights on a new demographic: teenagers. | Oct 13, 2017
  10. Press: Whole Foods: hackers gained access to customers’ credit cards
    Whole Foods shoppers are being urged to check their credit card statements, after the company says it was hacked. | Oct 03, 2017
  11. Press: 3 myths that could tank your credit score
    Myth No. 1: Closing out credit card accounts will boost your score Many people assume that if they close out a bunch of credit card accounts, their credit scores will rise. After all, having fewer… | Aug 31, 2017
  12. Press: Chips can fall out of credit cards, leaving consumers vulnerable
    A new wrinkle in smart technology serves as a reminder for consumers to be cautious, as the tiny chip in your credit card can fall out and then be used by someone else to access… | Aug 09, 2017
  13. Press: When canceling a credit card, use caution
    How to avoid expensive consequences when you’re thinking of ditching one. | Aug 08, 2017
  14. Press: How to help your college kid get a credit card
    It used to be that signing up for your first credit card was one of those college rites of passage. You’d fill out some forms at a booth on the quad, get a free T-shirt… | Aug 08, 2017
  15. Press: Many homeowners are guilty of financing renovations on credit cards
    A May study by Hearth, a financial technology start-up that provides support for homeowners making renovation decisions, found that 12 percent of Americans planned to finance their renovation with a credit card, which is one… | Aug 03, 2017
  16. Press: Five words you never say when paying by credit card in foreign country
    We recently traveled to Spain and Portugal. When paying by credit card, we were given the option of paying in euros or dollars. It was unclear which was more advisable. I carry a co-branded airline… | Aug 01, 2017
  17. Press: Hackers stole credit card numbers from Trump’s hotels for months
    Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the… | Jul 18, 2017
  18. Press: Cuando las promociones de compra terminan saliendo caras
    Si tiene intereses diferidos por un periodo de tiempo, sepa todos los detalles Walmart ha eliminado recientemente una de las promociones que ha usado en sus tarjetas de crédito, los intereses diferidos, para pasar a… | Jun 21, 2017
  19. Press: 40% of Americans spend up to half of their income servicing debt
    Americans are struggling to get out of the red. Some 40% of Americans with debt are spending up to half of their monthly income paying it back. And that may not even be enough to… | May 05, 2017
  20. Press: Your credit score is about to become more forgiving
    New changes are coming in the fall to how one major credit score is calculated, and the shift could make the key number more forgiving for people who have debt. The VantageScore, a credit scoring model developed… | Apr 27, 2017
  21. Press: What to do about heavy credit card debt
    Dear Liz: I have a lot of credit card debt and am just able to make minimum payments. I feel like after doing this for four years now that I am not getting ahead. I… | Apr 08, 2017
  22. Press: Credit card companies will negotiate with consumers
    A new study from says 87 percent of cardholders who asked for a late fee waiver and 67 percent who requested a lower interest rate were granted their requests, just for asking. | Mar 31, 2017
  23. Press: Don’t agree with a company fee? Consider the power of asking
    As if we aren't shelling out enough dough to handle our monthly bills, we often find ourselves slammed with late fees, annual fees, and interest rate spikes. Sometimes, it's easier to pay up rather than… | Mar 29, 2017
  24. Press: ¿Paga muchas comisiones en su tarjeta de crédito? Pida una rebaja
    Pedir un aumento de la línea de crédito le ayuda a mejorar su puntuación crediticia ¿Ha llamado alguna vez a su proveedor de cable o teléfono para pedir una mejor tarifa y le han dado… | Mar 26, 2017
  25. Press: 800+ Club: Secrets of people with high credit scores
    There are some habits people in the 800-plus club tend to have in common, experts said: 1. They got their financial act together early. 2. They rarely close credit cards.  Even if you don't use… | Mar 23, 2017
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