Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

Pet ownership has tripled since the 1970’s with an estimated 83.3 million owned dogs and 95.6 million owned cats. Pet ownership has been on the rise due to several factors such as animal abuse awareness campaigns and the promotion of “no-kill” shelters. Pet ownership has been linked to a healthier...

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The CFPB & Prepaid Industry Face-Off

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a relatively new federal agency that was born in a swirl of political controversy, thanks to harsh opposition from many members of the financial industry and the lawmakers who strive to protect their interests. That was expected, though, because the CFPB was designed...

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Costco Replaces Amex with Visa

Costco has chosen Visa to be its new credit card partner, ending a relationship with American Express that lasted more than 15 years. As you may know, if you’re a Costco shopper, the retail giant has a rather unique and limited policy regarding credit card acceptance. Tremendous Savings but Limited Credit...

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The CFPB Promotes Financial Health and Education

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a federal financial regulatory agency launched in 2009 to serve as a watchdog over the financial industry. The CFPB is committed to ensuring that consumers of financial products, like credit cards, are treated fairly and that financial institutions exercise integrity and transparency while...

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The Future of Contactless Payment Systems

Last year’s major reveals from innovative companies (like Apple and Google) introduced several products to the technological realm. Apple alone revealed four different products last year: two versions of the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. Apple Pay allows consumers to pay for purchases without having to swipe...

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