Category Archives: Credit Cards

Does it Matter Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Don’t Give a FICO Score?

A common criticism that people direct at credit check websites like Credit Karma is that the free credit score that they offer you is not an actual FICO score. Credit Karma gives users the options of 3 different types of … Continue reading

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Hackers Took Emails with Credit Card Data in Home Depot Breach

Back in September, it was announced that like a number of other retailers, Home Depot had been hacked. The intruders stole the credit card and debit card information of 56 million customers. What was not announced until now is that … Continue reading

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Apple Pay vs QR Code Apps: Consumers Will Decide the Mobile Payment Winner

The battle has been set and now we see who may be closer to winning the war. The combatants in this growing war are QR code-based apps and NFC-based apps for your mobile wallet options. ApplePay and Google Wallet are … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Can Help You Save Money

The fact is that many people don’t pay much attention to their credit scores. In this day and age, the ability to comprehend how your credit score can benefit or hurt you is important to learn. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Drugstores CVS and Rite Aid Ditch Apple Pay as Payment Option

The Apple Pay system may be the latest in adds to the iPhone 6 and its future counterparts, but merchants aren’t yet biting on the up and coming technology – from Apple anyway. Nothing illustrates this as well as CVS … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Debuts This Monday, but Will Anyone Notice?

The advent of technology has resulted in an indifference for, even discomfort with, face-to-face social interaction, and an almost desperate need for accessibility, efficiency and haste. The Tech Generation wants it all, now, without having to make eye contact with … Continue reading

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President Obama has Credit Card Declined, First Lady Comes to the Rescue

It isn’t only the average person who has issues with their credit cards from time to time. As President Obama talked about the need for tighter security against credit card data breaches, he mentioned that his credit card ended up … Continue reading

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MasterCard’s New Biometric Credit Card Allows You To Pay With Your Fingerprint

With all of the credit card security breeches taking place, credit card issuers are looking at a number of ways to make payment transaction more secure. In this scramble, money exchange technology is reaching new heights most of us wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Need LifeLock Identity Theft Protection

Many people worry their identity may be stolen at some point in their life. With the constant credit card breaches from major retailers constantly in the news, the risk has become even scarier to most people. However, is it really … Continue reading

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Credit Karma vs Quizzle: Which is Better for Free Credit Scores and Reports?

There are so many websites out there that promise free credit scores and free credit reports. The problem is many of them walk the tightrope of being scams, and only a few of them tend to deliver on their promise. … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Mobile Payment System Continues to Attract Merchants

Rumored in the days up to the announcement of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple confirmed the new mobile payment app dubbed Apple Pay. Expected to change the way purchases are made, Apple claims Apple Pay will be a secure, private … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame

If you want to find out your credit score these days, it’s a lot easier than it was even a few years ago. With sites like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame, you can find out your credit score by … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Make Money

As the saying goes, “Nothing in life is free,” but what about the companies like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle which offer free credit scores, free credit reports and free identity protection? None of these companies require a credit … Continue reading

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Home Depot Confirms Hacker Security Data Breach at 2000 Stores

In what could essentially mean lost money for millions, Home Depot has just confirmed that their point of sale (POS) or payment systems have indeed been compromised. This massive breach in Home Depot’s data security may certainly impact customers in … Continue reading

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Google Agrees with FTC to Refund Childrens’ Unauthorized App Purchases

More good news has come this week for parents who’ve been hit with unexpected credit card charges due to children making unauthorized in-app purchases. Google has agreed to refund $19 million to parents whose children were able to make purchases … Continue reading

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Will the Apple iPhone 6 Become the Master of Mobile Wallet Payments?

In the last few years, the hype around mobile payment systems has exploded. Words like “convenience” and “security” have driven tech giants and start-ups alike, to encourage consumers to use their smart phones for “quick and easy” in-store purchasing. But … Continue reading

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If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS,) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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Is the Credit Karma Free Credit Report a Scam?

Credit Karma recently made the announcement they would offer their users free credit reports on top of the free credit scores they already give. The question many people have when they hear about something like the free credit report is, … Continue reading

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How Much Does Credit Karma Spend Giving You Free Credit Scores and Reports?

One of the most interesting tidbits which came with the announcement that Credit Karma will now be offering free credit reports from TransUnion (see how their offer compares to AnnualCreditReport) along with free credit scores was the amount they spend … Continue reading

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