Authorities bust woman trying to use credit card stolen from gym lockerNews from WPXI Pittsburgh:COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A Bridgeville woman is facing theft charges after police said she stole a wallet out of an unsecured gym locker and tried to use a stolen credit card.
Authorities in Collier Township said Tiffany McCall, 28, went into an unsecured locker at LA Fitness and took another club member’s makeup bag and wallet.
Investigators said McCall then went to a nearby Walmart, where she used one of the credit cards to make a small purchase.
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Posted by administrator | 13/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card Debt

Control your credit card debtsNews from Cincinnati.com:
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credit card and debit card use boost australian gdp

Posted by administrator | 13/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card

credit card and debit card use boost australian gdpNews from Mozo.com.au:

A global study of electronic payments released by Visa shows credit card and debit card usage in Australia added almost $ 20 billion to the countries GDP from 2008 to 2012.
Card usage in Australia increased from 50 percent to 58 percent in 2012, growing GDP by 0.47 percent and adding $ 20 billion to the Australian economy, claims the report under taken by Moody’s Analytics. 
“It demonstrates that card usage makes the economy more efficient, yielding a meaningful boost to economic growth,” says Visa Country Manager Vipin Kalra.
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Stolen Credit Card Use at Brentwood Promenade

Posted by administrator | 10/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card

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Americans Borrow More for Cars, School, but Cut Back on Credit CardsNews from Moneynews:

Americans stepped up borrowing in December to buy cars and attend school. But they cut back sharply on credit card use, continuing a trend that could hold back growth this year.Consumer borrowing rose $ 14.6 billion in December from November to a total of $ 2.78 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. That’s the highest level on […] Continue Reading…

Credit and Debit Card Use Adding Billions to Canada’s GDP

Posted by administrator | 09/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card

Credit and Debit Card Use Adding Billions to Canada’s GDPNews from The Epoch Times:By Justina ReichelEpoch Times Staff Created: February 8, 2013 Last Updated: February 8, 2013

People walk by a window sticker advertising Visa and MasterCard credit cards Feb. 25, 2008, in San Francisco, Calif. A new study found that the growth in the use of electronic payment products like credit and debit cards added US$ 9.7 billion to Canada’s GDP over the past four years. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rarely use cash to pay for purchases? You may be helping to boost Canada’s GDP, […] Continue Reading…

What Age Group Has the Most Credit Card Debt?

Posted by administrator | 09/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card Debt

What Age Group Has the Most Credit Card Debt?News from Opposing Views:

by Van Thompson

Interest can cause credit card debt to double over time.
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Credit card debt has been increasing steadily, and the average credit card debt in 2012 hovered around $ 15,799, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. But credit card debt is not distributed equally, and older Americans tend to have higher credit card debt than other groups. A number of factors play a role in this debt, including income and the total time a person has had to accrue debt.

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Jensen Beach man charged with grand theft, fraudulent use of credit cardNews from TCPalm:

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A Jensen Beach man has been accused of selling stolen jewelry and using a stolen credit card to buy gift certificates, according to arrest affidavits
Harry G. Barbour, 28, who lives in the 2400 block of Northeast Rustic Way in Jensen Beach and also is identified as Harry Gray Barbour Jr. on an official record, used a credit card taken from a Jensen Beach home in January to buy two gift certificates at a Winn-Dixie, one affidavit said. A third attempt […] Continue Reading…

Credit card surcharges: Why not to worry

Posted by administrator | 06/02/13 | Tagged Credit Card

Credit card surcharges: Why not to worryNews from Boston.com:

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about the recently permitted use of surcharges for consumers who use credit cards. Not a big problem. At least not in these parts.
There are a lot more reasons not to worry at this point than be concerned. Live in Massachusetts? The state law that prohibits surcharges is still there. Nine other states have restrictions on surcharges, too : California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.
Plus, retail behemoths Walmart and Target both have said they’re not […] Continue Reading…

Banks win, merchants lose when consumers use debit and credit cards (guest …News from OregonLive.com:
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By Walt Hellman, Argus Community Writer
I still remember the first time I learned that credit cards were taking over.  My wife and I were young, living in Corvallis in the late ’70s and doing our first car rental. I remember being utterly astounded — and angry — when the desk clerk said they didn’t take cash, but only credit cards. Didn’t take cash? How could that be?
Now many people carry virtually no cash. Checks are more […] Continue Reading…

Is Including Credit Card Debt in Mortgage Refinancing Smart?News from Opposing Views:

by Ciaran John

You can cash out home equity to pay off your credit cards.
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When you refinance your home, you can often take out some equity and use it to pay down your credit card debt. When you do so, you simplify your monthly budget by replacing several bills with one, and you can potentially save money. However, there are both advantages and disadvantages to paying off credit card debt with a mortgage loan.

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