All posts by Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for for twelve
years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University. Weekly Credit Card Update–December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

How The Fed Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Your Wallet Monthly payments on credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines are expected..

How to Check Your Prepaid Card Balance without Fees

December 14, 2017

Prepaid cards offer a safe and secure platform for storing funds outside a traditional bank account. The only issue with most prepaid cards is they ar..

Retailers Move Up Online Order Date for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery

December 12, 2017

Consumers are shopping online for their holiday gifts in incredible numbers, with record breaking sales on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the days tha.. Weekly Credit Card Update–December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017

Apple’s Venmo Killer Is Finally Here Apple’s iPhone now has a built-in way to send cash via a text message. On Monday, the company launch..

Former CFPB Director Richard Cordray to Run for Ohio Governor

December 6, 2017

After Richard Cordray stepped down as director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, many suspected he would run for Governor of Ohio. Those s..

Target Solves Slow Chip Card Checkout with Wallet App

December 5, 2017

Do you dread using your chip credit card at the register because of the slow transaction times? It only takes a few more seconds to “dip” .. Weekly Credit Card Update–December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017

Record Online Cyber Monday Sales Cap Retail’s Strong Holiday Weekend Record online shopping on Cyber Monday, especially on smartphones, cappe..

What Happens to my Balance if a Credit Card is Closed by the Bank?

November 29, 2017

As we have previously discussed, your credit card issuer can close your account at any time. Even if you do not owe a balance on the card, having an a.. Weekly Credit Card Update–November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017

CFPB Deputy Director Sues Trump to Block Mulvaney as Interim Leader The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Sunday n..

Can a Company Close My Credit Card Without Notice?

November 22, 2017

Imagine getting ready to pay for items in a store only to find out your credit card is being declined because the card issuer closed your account. Sou..