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As if kids needed another way to hit up their parents for cash, a San Diego company is launching a new payment service called "BillMyParents" to make it easier for kids to shop online.
The House is expected to approve the legislation later this week and then send it on to the President so he can sign it into law.
Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier credit card users, and to make up for lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit, the New York Times reports.
Beware any website that says they can reduce your debt to zero by suing your creditors.
Chris Lardner had her interest rate tripled after a payment accidentally charged to her card took her over her credit limit.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: There are certain things every credit cardholder must know to make informed decisions about their use of credit.
It is calculated only at moment in which your file is being pulled, says John Ulzheimer.
With President Obama banging the drum for legislation to sign into law, the Senate is under some pressure to vote on its reform measures as soon as possible.
Though the ability of credit card companies to treat us like loan sharks has always been there, only now as they get squeezed are we seeing the true colors of these agreements we sign.
Bank fees are up there with credit card agreements in the pantheon of egregiously detestable conduct consumers have to put up with for the pleasure of setting up a checking account.
Plus, Cramer talks tech, restaurants, retail, IPOs and more.
A vote on the legislation, which some hoped for today, is now not likely until early next week.
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NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Plenty of cards look attractive on the surface with their bells and whistles but can end up costing you way too much in the end.
The Senate has reached a compromise in advance of President Obama’s credit card town hall this Thursday to limit the deceptive practices of credit card issuers.
Consumers behind on their credit-card payments could regain their older, lower interest rates if they pay their bills on time for six months, according to a compromise reached by lawmakers seeking changes in federal law governing the credit card industry.
With the new credit card bill of rights looming in the not-so-distant future, Cramer takes to task the effect this will have on the big players in the credit card industry.
It used to be easy to guess how many Americans would have problems paying their credit card bills. Banks just looked at unemployment: Fewer jobs meant more trouble ahead.
Putting himself on the side of fuming consumers, President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation by Memorial Day that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.