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Small Change Archive: Credit Cards

Negotiating with Your Creditors

A lot of credit cardholders are finding out that their interest rates or minimum monthly payments are going up or their available credit is going down. It’s scary and frustrating when that happens. If you’re one of these cardholders, you’re...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 4, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Credit Card Dilemma

I just came across an interesting credit card dilemma on Consumerist.com. A reader writes to say that she and her husband were trying to negotiate a lower rate on their credit card. Their rate had reached a whopping 28 percent....

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 3, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Double Whammy: Higher Credit Card Rates, More Credit Card Debt

When President Obama signed legislation that restricts many credit card practices that consumer groups have long complained about, bank executives said it would force them to raise interest rates across the board. Looks like that might be happening already. According...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 30, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tweeting about Credit Cards

If there's one thing I've learned in my year and a half of covering personal finance, it's this: It's not easy getting people to talk about their finances. Not so on Twitter, apparently. In this economy, people seem to have...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 7, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Has Your Minimum Payment Increased?

I recently got a phone call from a credit card holder who said that his bank increased the minimum payment due each month on his card even though his balance had not increased. He could not understand why. This morning,...

By Nancy Trejos  |  June 30, 2009; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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New Credit Card Study

Shopping for a credit card? Bankrate.com just conducted a review of 20 cards — one platinum and one rewards card from the top 10 issuers. For this inaugural study, the consumer Web site looked at the terms and conditions for...

By Nancy Trejos  |  June 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

How to Fight Debt Collectors, Ylan Mui , June 18, 2009
A Visual History of the Credit Card, Nancy Trejos , June 12, 2009
How to Raise Your Credit Score, Nancy Trejos , June 12, 2009
The Return of Annual Fees, Nancy Trejos , June 5, 2009
Tips for Getting Out of Credit Card Debt, Nancy Trejos , May 22, 2009
 
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