John C. Roper Published 9:24 am CST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 The number of American households with more emergency savings than credit card debt, 44 percent, is the lowest since 2011 when an annual survey of financial health by Bankrate.com began. The number of American households with more emergency savings than credit card debt, 44 percent, is the lowest since 2011 when an annual survey of financial health by Bankrate.com began. Photo: Sujit Mahapatra - Fotolia Photo: Sujit Mahapatra - Fotolia Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The number of American households with more emergency savings than credit card debt, 44 percent, is the lowest since 2011 when an annual survey of financial health by Bankrate.com began. The number of American households … [Read more...] about Nearly one-third of Americans have more credit card debt than savings
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Updated 7:36 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Photo: Elise Amendola, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are seen in Haverhill, Mass. A starter credit card is just that, a start. Used responsibly, it’s a way to build a positive credit history, which will help you with things like getting a better deal on a mortgage or cheaper car insurance; and it will help you qualify for a card with better terms down the road. less FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are seen in Haverhill, Mass. A starter credit card is just that, a start. Used responsibly, it’s a way to build a positive credit history, which will help ... more Photo: Elise Amendola, AP What really matters with your first credit card 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Getting your … [Read more...] about What really matters with your first credit card
Macy's says cyberthieves hacked the accounts of thousands of the retailer's online customers, compromising people's full names as well as their credit card numbers and expiration dates. The attack, which occurred over roughly six weeks between the end of April and the beginning of June before being shut down, affected consumers registered on Macys.com or Bloomingdales.com. Logins and passwords were taken from sites unrelated to the retailers and then used to access data on both sites. "We are aware of a data security incident involving a small number of our customers," a Macy's spokesperson said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch. "We have investigated the matter thoroughly, addressed the cause and, as a precaution, have implemented additional security measures." Customers potentially impacted by the breach have been notified and offered free consumer protection services, the retailer said. The incident follows a slew of major companies being targeted by hackers, including Hudson … [Read more...] about Macy’s data breach exposes customers’ credit card info
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 The Uber Visa, launched last fall, may target on-the-go millennials with amazing rewards, such as 4 percent for eating out and 3 percent on airfare. But the odd thing, as with many high-reward credit cards, is that getting approved for one of these Barclays Uber cards isn't a slam dunk for some Generation Y consumers. Many millennials might have the college degree and the new job, but they're held back from some of the more lucrative rewards cards in some cases because they were too cautious about handling credit in college. Yes, really. One young teacher recently shared her credit card rejection letter with me. The reasons were listed: Too few accounts with sufficient satisfactory performance. Insufficient number of credit cards with your credit report. Insufficient credit history on your credit report. Low credit limits on installment trade(s) on your credit … [Read more...] about How to get a credit card when you’ve never had one
Wanting a hassle-free way to donate to charity? Charity credit cards offer reward points every time you use your credit card, and then give that cash-back to charity.But we found you need to do some research if you want to make the most of your donation.“The Susan G Komen charity card is a big one out there and it’s an example of a bank working with a charity to specifically promote that particular charity and it will even give you a little bit of a bonus after you spend a certain amount on that card,” said Matt Shultz with CreditCards.com.There are some cards that are specific to certain charities like Bank of American’s Susan G. Komen credit card. “Then there are other cards like Charity Charge by Master Card which gives you 1 percent cash back on everything you spend," said Shultz.The Charity Charge credit card will take 1 percent cash back and put it toward the charity of your choice. But, Shultz said not all charity … [Read more...] about Are charity credit cards the best way to contribute to organizations?