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. Weekly Credit Card Update–April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Small But Growing Number of Restaurants Are Going Cashless The trend toward cashless small and mid-sized businesses is fairly new. During a busy lunch..

American Express to End Plenti Rewards Program on July 10

April 18, 2018

American Express is ending the Plenti rewards program on July 10, 2018. The company stopped accepting new enrollments on Monday, April 16, and is enco..

Do Balance Transfers Count as Purchases?

You may have received an offer in the mail or even done some research about balance transfer credit cards. These cards, which generally offer a low or..

Top Citi Credit Cards for 2018

April 16, 2018

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..

How To Check Your Credit Report

According to a new survey from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, 35% of Americans have never looked at their credit.. Weekly Credit Card Update–April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

US Mobile Sales Jumped 29% to $153 Billion Last Year Mobile commerce sales grew 29% to $153 billion in 2017 from the prior year, making up one-third o..

CFPB Could Fine Wells Fargo $1 Billion for Auto Insurance Scandal

April 10, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is preparing for an unprecedented fine against Wells Fargo. The Bureau could charge as much as $1 billion for..

Money Management Tips For Kids During Financial Literacy Month

April 9, 2018

April is Financial Literacy Month. This may be a wonderful time to teach your children about money management. Here are five money management strategi.. Weekly Credit Card Update–April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

Would You Bank with Amazon or Google? More Than Half of Us Say ‘Yes’ Would Americans consider putting their money in an Amazon Bank or Goo..

The Trick Apple Is Using to Enroll iPhone Users in Apple Pay

April 5, 2018

Companies go to great lengths to attract new customers, but sometimes the simplest strategies are the most effective. Apple is using the “less i..