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Starter credit cards are one of the best ways to get ahead and begin building a positive credit history. These types of credit cards can help people who are new to credit, learn how to manage a budget and use financial products responsibly. The key is finding the one that can help you get a start on good credit while providing the most benefits for the lowest cost to you.
Generally speaking, your credit card balance is usually the amount you are to pay in order for your account to be considered paid in full. However, that balance can change from day to day and in some cases, the day that you make your payment can determine the amount of your balance. Read our guide to credit card balances and APR.
We recently had a chance to speak with Gerri Walsh, the senior vice president of Investor Education at FINRA and president of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, about the organization and how it helps benefits individual investors.
All the increasing instances of fraud made it obvious that something had to change, something that would offer consumers another layer of protection. The use of credit cards has multiplied over the past decade, giving shoppers a convenient way to pay for their purchases online and offline. And while it was left up to websites, consumers and lenders to make the online shopping experience more secure, EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa all got together to come up with chip and PIN credit cards that offer another layer of protection.
Car rental without a credit card is possible but requires you to jump through various hoops you may not be prepared for, even if your insurance company is picking up the tab. How to rent a car without a credit card using a debit card instead and why is it better to have a credit card for car rentals.
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a professional association for fee-only advisors. We spoke with Geoffrey Brown, Chief Executive Officer, about the association’s history, what its members offer, and what people should look for in a financial advisor.
What if you could get the perks that come from using a credit card without having to worry about having enough money in your checking account to pay the bill? Debitize makes that a possibility, which is why I was excited to discuss the company and service with its founder, Liran Amrany.
Credit card balance transfers are not a simple issue and it's important to understand as much as you can about what it is and how it works. A balance transfer can end up saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in interest if you use it properly.
One of the most important numbers in your financial life is your credit score. So, what is highest credit score possible? The magic number is 850, but if you can get somewhere between that and anything over 650, you’re going to have more credit options than you probably need.
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