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Credit Card Payments Won’t Factor into Hiring Decisions

If you’re in California and are looking for a job, you no longer have to worry about your credit history playing a role in the hiring decision process.

Credit Fee Woes Continue for Nation’s Big Banks

As the dust settles on the 2011 holiday season, the numbers are presenting a mixed bag. New regulations prevent some fees, so credit card companies and the nation’s biggest banks struggle to offset those losses.

MetLife Study of Financial Fraud Against Older Americans

We should be able to trust our relatives, especially when it comes to caring for elderly parents and grandparents. A new report suggests some family members are never to be trusted with credit cards and financial documents of senior citizens. …

American Express vs. Nelly

2012 looks as though it will get off to a rocky start for rapper Nelly. American Express has filed suit and claims Nelly owes more than $20,000 in credit card balances, late payments and attorneys fees.

Anonymous Claims Credit Card Theft

The hack group Anonymous spent its Christmas stealing credit card information from Stratfor, a security think tank in Texas.

Cardholder Lounges

Phone charging, wi-fi, complimentary gift wrapping – all in a mecca of calm serenity. Think it’s not possible in a busy mall weeks before Christmas? If you’re a Chase or American Express cardholder, that’s the kind of pampering you’re used …

Troubling Times at Bank of America

Bank of America took billions in TARP funds without ever having to show its balance sheets, then the $5 debit card fees ignited the Occupy Wall Street movement and now the Justice Department orders it pay millions in fines for …

Buyers Remorse

Black Friday was just a few weeks ago, but some retailers are reporting returns not usually seen until after Christmas – and folks are demanding cash refunds.

200,000 Credit Cards Hacked

One New York based company announced 200,000 of its customers’ credit cards were stolen and the information, including names, verification codes and expiration dates, were routed to Russia.

Credit Card Crimes That Require No Technology

Protecting your financial information online is important, but don’t assume thieves aren’t using those tried and true methods of yesterday.

Contradictory Reports on Credit Card Data

Mixed news on the credit card front makes you wonder how well the economic recovery will be in 2012. CitiBank reports sharp rises in its defaults while the collective sector reports impressive drops in defaults.

Google Wallet Has Compromised Security

Trouble appears to be brewing for Google Wallet, specifically, a vulnerability found in Android apps might provide a hacker everything he needs to steal your credit card information.

How Well is Salvation Army’s Electronic Kettle Faring?

The Salvation Army has brought its red kettle campaign to a new technological level. This year, and in four cities, the charity is offering donors the option of swiping their cards. How well is it faring?

Your Credit Card: A Word of Caution for Kindle Users

Kindle is Amazon’s golden ticket as more of us clamor for the amazing e-readers. There are considerations, though, when it comes to storing your credit card information.

One Little Known Fact About CARD Act

You might find yourself checking the calendar to be sure you’re not in the 1950s after you’ve read this. The 2009 CARD Act makes it impossible for stay at home moms and dads to apply for and receive approval for …

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