July 6th, 2011

Wednesday Roundup: My Engagement Is Wreaking Havoc on My Credit Card

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Credit Card News

  • Ask a Savvy Bride: My Engagement Is Wreaking Havoc on My Credit Card. Being engaged is a rare special occasion in life, so it’s no wonder people go to great lengths to make it perfect. That need for perfection comes at a cost, and it’s easy to get carried away. Savvy Sugar
  • 18 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Credit Card. If you’re like me, you never ever give your credit cards a second thought. However, after recently getting stuck in a supermarket line behind a nice lady who decided to pay for her groceries with a giant bag of loose change, I developed a new-found appreciation for their convenience. Len Penzo dot Com
  • The Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit, July 2011. For consumers with a poor credit history, the options for new lines of credit are limited. Far too often, lenders take advantage of people with poor credit by charging high interest rates and fees. Consumerism Commentary
  • Cash In On Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses. If you could easily make several hundred extra dollars a year with minimal effort, would you do it? Most people would say yes, but when you tell them that the way to do it is by opening new credit card accounts, they get nervous. SF Gate
  • Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees. If you’re planning a trip outside of the United States this summer, you might want to think hard about what credit card you bring along. Bucks Blog

Debt News

  • Debt deal: Brace for spending cuts. Huge spending cuts, and maybe some targeted tax hikes. That’s how the deal to raise the debt ceiling is shaping up. CNN Money
  • What comes first: savings or debt payoff? Should I pay off my debts before I start my emergency fund savings? Ask Liz Weston
  • Are you contributing to this debt clock? Watch out! I’ve posted on this more common debt clock before. It’s pretty scary. The national debt stands at $14.4 trillion. It was “only” $10 trillion as recently as October, 2008. Mighty Bargain Hunter
  • The Big Deal Around an American Debt Default and Who May Stop Getting Paid First – Soldiers, Seniors or Senators? As I write this article the national debt stands at over $14 trillion and grows by $4 billion every single day. These numbers are so mind bogglingly big that is hard to fathom. This is how 14 trillion looks in numbers : 14,000,000,000,000. Saving to Inve$t

One Comment

  1. Thank you for the mention!

    mbhunter at 8:18 pm on July 7, 2011

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