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Brian Weston is a professional who enjoys educating young adults on the proper use of credit cards. Because he has seen so many young people struggle with debt, he tries to get the word out about credit cards to them before it's too late. His strong background in finance helps students to learn a proper respect for money and credit. Also at: Credit Card Blog.

Brian Weston

160 Million Credit Cards, 4 Russians and 1 Ukrainian

160 Million Credit Cards, 4 Russians and 1 Ukrainian

In what’s being called the biggest cybercrime of the past decade, federal prosecutors indicted five men this week for hacking into the accounts of more than 160 million credit cards.





Credit Card Debt Stagnant as Consumers Pull Back

Credit Card Debt Stagnant as Consumers Pull Back

When it comes to Americans and their finances, any good news is usually tempered with the not so good news. The latest credit card debt statistics are no different. During the first three months of 2013, we’ve managed to pay …





Bank of America Settles Lawsuit, Hit With Another

Bank of America Settles Lawsuit, Hit With Another

We’ve been watching the overwhelming number of lawsuits being filed against the nation’s biggest banks. Seems like for every one that’s settled, there’s another waiting in the wings. Bank of America isn’t immune to these legal quagmires.





Credit Card Surcharges: What’s Next?

Credit Card Surcharges: What’s Next?

It’s growing convoluted, frustrating and still – no definitive answers are being provided concerning the massive multi billion settlement between retailers and some of the nation’s biggest credit card companies. Here’s where things stand today.





Big Breaks, Arrests in Several ID Theft Rings

Big Breaks, Arrests in Several ID Theft Rings

In Houston last week, raids were carried out by different state and federal agencies that put a halt to a large identity theft ring. Most of the arrests included multiple instances of credit card fraud. It was a big win …





Loyal3 – The Latest

Loyal3 – The Latest

For some time now, we’ve followed Loyal3, the company that is partnering with some of the biggest names in the business sector in order to bring the opportunity for millions of consumers to own stock in those companies. And it’s …





What to Expect: Capital One, HSBC Credit Card Transition

What to Expect: Capital One, HSBC Credit Card Transition

Many Capital One and HSBC customers were surprised when the announcement was made that a new merger was on the horizon – and that it was quickly approaching. As a result, many customers – from both financial entities – were …





Should You Put Those Credit Card Convenience Checks to Use?

Should You Put Those Credit Card Convenience Checks to Use?

We’ve all received them from time to time – those convenience checks that our credit card companies send as a courtesy at least once or twice a year. These checks come pre-printed with your name and the goal of the …





Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

By now, we all have heard the warnings to always read the terms and conditions associated with our credit cards. In the past few years, those warnings have been proffered far more often and much louder due to the changes …





Fees and Gifts Cards

Fees and Gifts Cards

Did you know that gift cards are a $100 billion industry? They have rapidly become the gift of choice for Christmas, graduation, birthdays and “just because”. The National Retail Federation reports many of us will give and receive gift cards …





Like it or Not: Dodd-Frank is Here for Long Haul

Like it or Not: Dodd-Frank is Here for Long Haul

Most of us knew that part of the re-election process over the past several months from our presidential hopefuls was focused on financial considerations. At the core of those considerations was the controversial Dodd Frank Act.





Why are Credit Cards Still Being Issued to College Students?

Why are Credit Cards Still Being Issued to College Students?

Did you know that a new report reveals that credit card companies are targeting college students in a new effort to issue one billion (yes, that’s billion) microchip-enabled credit cards? And they’re trying to get all one billion issued by …








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