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New Credit Card Rules Shun Stay-at-home Moms

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I was raised by a full-time mom. She was incredible. In fact, my Dad used to always say that she deserved a salary much higher than his for all she accomplished around the home.

Of course, that doesn't mean he put her on payroll, but she always had what she needed to spend on food, the kids, and herself. His income was her income, and that worked for us, as it does for millions of other families.

Top 5 Funniest Celebrity Credit Card Ads

The 2011 Academy Awards are fast approaching. With celebrities top of mind, we thought it fitting to present our own award ceremony of sorts - the top 5 credit card ads featuring celebs of all time.

Credit Cards of the Future... Today!

What if you could access all of your credit accounts using one credit card?

Ask Creditnet: What to Do When You Have "Too Much Open Credit"

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Dear Creditnet: I recently applied for a 0% interest credit card and was declined because I apparently have "too much open credit." What exactly does this mean?

I have good credit and pay all my bills on time, so I was really surprised when I got declined. What should I do next?

Debit vs Credit: A Cage Match

Upon entering the ring, the debit card and the credit card look pretty evenly matched. They are the same size and the same shape. Their functions are also similar: electronically transferring money from one owner to another. But when pitted against each other in a head-to-head match, who will come out on top?

Credit Cards & the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Obama signs Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

On July 21 of last year, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in response to the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. The act contains many provisions aimed at better regulation and oversight of the financial industry, and it was primarily penned by former Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts.

Give the Gift of Good Credit This Valentine's Day

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You have amazing credit. Your Valentines's credit stinks.

It's a common occurrence these days, but did you know it's one that you can easily do something about?

Forget about the overpriced stuffed animals, waxy chocolate, and expensive dinners this Valentine's day, and give your partner something that will really change his/her future forever. Lend your excellent credit score! Here's how:

NFC Technology: Is a Credit Card Free Future Near?

Even if this year's iPhone 5 doesn't incorporate the much-hyped Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, a future without credit cards is pretty much guaranteed. But don't go cutting up your prized plastic just yet. A complete system overhaul is still a ways off.

How is a credit phone possible?

NFC – the tiny chip inserted in your smartphone or smart device that allows a purchase or transaction to be made simply by waving your device near a reader – has been a hugely successful technology in some parts of Asia and, in a much more limited scope, have popped up here and there in the US and Europe. The chips can send and receive data, and if attached to your bank account will deduct payment on the go, letting you charge as you chat.

What Are Credit Card Hackers?

Hackers break into computers or computer networks for a variety of reasons. Some do it illegally for profit, some are paid to do it legally, and others simply do it for the challenge. Credit card hackers, however, do their dirty deed with only one thing in mind—stealing your credit card information to make money. Ever heard of Lush, the handmade cosmetic company that sells all sorts of interesting bath and shower products? Their UK website was recently hacked and may have exposed the credit card information of every customer that purchased a product online between October 2010 and January 2011.

Five Top iPhone Apps for Credit Card Users

If you own an iPhone, make sure you download these five incredibly useful credit card apps.

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