Credit Cards

Travel Perks Help Tip the Balance in Credit Card Versus Debit Battle

Credit or debit? For routine purchases, Americans are likelier to say debit.<p>U.S. card issuers would prefer a different answer. Credit brings in far …

Bloomberg L.P.

4 Surprising Ways Your Credit Card Could Be Costing You Money

To say America runs on credit would probably be an understatement.<p>According to recently released data, the amount Americans owed on their credit cards topped $1 trillion, inlcuding student loans and auto loans. This works out to an average monthly balance of approximately $9,600 owed by people who …

Money

Medical records will no longer appear in Google search results

Google just went under the knife with its removal policies.<p>On Thursday, the search engine added private medical records to its small list of things that it won’t include in its search results, according to Bloomberg. While the company has yet to release a statement on the decision, “confidential, …

Google

4 Money Problems That Didn't Exist 50 Years Ago (and How to Fix Them)

Life may not have been simpler 50 years ago, but it was definitely a whole lot cheaper.<p>In many ways, the world is a better place than it was 50 years …

Identity Theft

This Week In Credit Card News: Beware Of Deferred Interest Offers; Venmo To Introduce A Debit Card?

<i>Beware Deferred Interest Credit Cards—They’re Not 0% Interest</i><p>“No interest if paid in full within 12 months.” Or, “0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months.” They sound like great deals. But the offers aren’t the same, and one can cost you considerably more over time. Both credit cards, usually …

Banking

Payments: airlines’ under-appreciated, under-leveraged asset

Payments are one of the airline industry’s most potent tools to increase direct distribution, grow revenues and reduce costs. And yet, based on …

Banking

The Average American Has This Much Student-Loan Debt

Student-loan debt in the U.S. is now $1.31 trillion -- more than auto loans or credit cards.<p>As of the fourth quarter of 2016, Americans owed a total …

Debt Management

How to Buy, Exchange and Trade Bitcoin

<b>Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for videos on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology, including:</b><p>• Breaking News & Updates<br>• • Inside Scoops & …

Cryptocurrency

Best 0% balance transfer credit cards and other smart tricks to saving money while paying off debt

Borrowing is back in the United States: Americans now have more outstanding debt loads than they did before the financial crisis, and many people are …

Personal Finance

The best ways to handle your money when traveling

So you’ve picked your destination, booked your flights and packed your bags. Planning a trip is always equal parts exciting and stressful as you figure out the logistics. One thing many people fail to look into is how they’ll handle their money when they’re away. Whether you’re traveling abroad or …

Personal Finance

Medical records join revenge porn, credit card numbers for Google removal

It’s an elective removal, though. Google will only do it if you ask.<p>Alphabet Inc.'s Google has now added personal medical records to the list of …

Health Care

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards

You don’t plan for your credit card to get lost or stolen, but when it does, the loss isn't limited to your physical wallet. Every retail site, …

Cool Stuff

Google begins removing private medical records from search results

Google has typically had a hands-off approach when it comes to removing content from search results, but this week the company quietly decided add a …

Google

How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

Can you have too many credit cards? Not exactly. But you can get extraordinary rewards and benefits to your credit score by having a few credit cards …

Credit Scores

In a rare move, Google starts purging health records from its search results

[Photo: Brandon Morgan]<p>There are very few things Google will intentionally remove from its search results—in fact, it used to be only seven things. Now the company has updated the list of what it will take down, adding a new criteria: health records. The change, reported by <i>Bloomberg</i>, comes <b>after</b> …

Google

Do Bonus MQMs From Delta Credit Cards Count for Status Challenges?

“Reader Questions” are answered three days a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel.Status matches and …

Airlines

This Founder Is a Gambler at Heart. Learn How Risk Led Him to Opportunity.

The founder of a precious metals company shares how risk-taking shaped his life and business.<p>As a teenager, Mike Wittmeyer loved online poker. Because he was too young to play legally, he’d earn money and convince his 18-plus buddies to get him in on the action. Then he’d quickly lose all of his …

Credit Card Fraud

This Startup Just Fixed the Most Annoying Thing About Credit Cards

Why should you have to update all your payment information every time you cancel a credit card? You don't anymore.<p>The 2013 hack of its customer service database was an $18 million debacle for Target and a major nuisance to the 41 million customers affected. For the founders of credit card startup …

Startups

How to Escape High Credit Card Interest Rates | FP

<b>Learn why people who have $15,000 or more in credit card debt are choosing to consolidate their debt all at once, using a personal loan from online</b> …

Credit Card Debt

Apprehension of Going on a Trip

Every time I prepare to go on a trip, there is always a sense of perturbation prior to leaving. Never mind that I have been traveling for years all …

Credit Card Fraud

Just Two Weeks Left For Increased Sign-Up Bonuses on Delta AmEx Credit Cards

<b>Quick Links:</b><p>The <b>Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express</b> <b></b>comes with an increased sign-up bonus of 60,000 SkyMiles after spending $3,000 …

Airlines

4 Tips on How to Save Money on Dates Without Embarrassing yourself

Dating can be an expensive proposition. Going on dates on a regular basis can be even more expensive. And if you live in Singapore - the most …

Personal Finance

UPDATES: I'm Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

Hello everyone!<p>Happy Thursday! I’m currently leading a tour around Austin (if you’re in town, come to the BBQ tomorrow) but here’s just a quick …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Phone scams cost billions. Why isn't technology being used to stop them?

World-wide, credit card fraud and other scams cost the public billions of dollars. While credit card fraud is the clear leader in sheer volume of …

Credit Card Fraud

Time for a new wallet? Check out this slim, RFID-blocking one

Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with …

Banking

MBNA Canada Offering Apple Pay Support to Customers

MBNA Canada on Tuesday launched Apple Pay support for its MasterCard and Visa credit cards. <i>iPhone in Canada</i> reported multiple iPhone users have had …

Apple

Treasurer aims to cut excessive card debt

Australians will be protected from running up excessive debt with multiple credit cards under a new federal government plan.<p>Their ability to repay …

Personal Finance

Tally wants to automate your financial life, with managing credit cards as its first step

It’s not easy to get out of credit card debt, but a startup called Tally wants to help consumers do just that, as its first step in automating their personal finances. That company is launching with a mobile app today that is designed to help consumers avoid late fees, lower credit card balances …

Personal Finance

Cybercrime: Debit/credit card fraud in Navi Mumbai drops by 22% from Jan-May 2016

Debit and credit card frauds in Navi Mumbai fell to 300 between January and May this year from 365 in the corresponding period last year — a drop of …

Credit Card Fraud

Amazon Is Motivating Prime Members To Stop Using Credit Cards

Prime Reload is a new feature that gives members additional credit when they connect a debit account directly to their Amazon account

Amazon