All posts by Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
Stressed Man Worries About Economy, Paying Bills, Retirement

Financial Stress Causing Problems in the Workplace

July 21, 2016

Financial stress among employees is causing serious problems in the workplace. Stressed employees face health problems such as migraines (44%), hyper..
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Top Capital One Credit Cards for 2016

July 20, 2016

Capital One has become one of the most well-known credit card issuers, thanks to their television commercials with high-profile celebrities. But Capit..
Estonia - September 24, 2014. Visa and Mastercard credit cards with the leather wallet on the background. Mastercard and Visa are the biggest credit card companies in the world.

More Americans Are Paying Off Their Credit Cards Every Month

Americans have developed better credit card payment habits over the last few years, according to a new study from the FINRA Investor Education Foundat..

Americans Having to Save Longer for Retirement

July 19, 2016

Americans are planning to save seven years longer for their retirement than current retirees did, according to a new study. HSBC’s Future of Re..
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Top Citi Credit Cards for 2016

July 18, 2016

Citi is one of the premier credit card issuers in the United States. The company offers a wide variety of credit cards that are primarily geared to co..

MasterCard to Introduce New Logo

July 14, 2016

MasterCard will introduce a new logo for the first time in two decades. The logo will be included by the end of the month on MasterPass, the company&#..
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Unbanked Consumers Use Reloadable Debit Cards as Bank Accounts

A greater number of people are using reloadable debit cards in place of their checking accounts, according to new research from Pew. Nearly 23 million..
BARCELONA SPAIN - DECEMBER 11: An American Airlines Boeing 767 taking off on December 11 2014 in Barcelona. American Airlines is the world's largest airline with 619 aircraft and 108 million passengers.

American Airlines Renews Card Agreements with Citi and Barclaycard

July 13, 2016

American Airlines announced it will extend its relationships with both Citi and Barclaycard. This means the airline will continue to provide AAdvanta..
PARIS FRANCE - September 10 2014: Apple Computers website close up details seen on iPad with the newly launched Apple Watch wearable technologies as seen on 10 September 2014. Activity App provides a simple and powerful grafic of the daily activity

Wearable Devices Could Allow Hackers to Steal Your Personal PIN

July 12, 2016

Hackers continue to come up with ways to steal our protected information. According to new research from the Stevens Institute of Technology, hackers ..
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Omni Hotels and Resorts Reports Data Breach

July 11, 2016

On Friday, Omni Hotels and Resorts informed their customers about a data breach that was detected on May 30. Several forms of personal payment inform..