The position of POTUS comes with great financial responsibility. Just consider the bailouts of Wall Street and the auto industry. Or Main Street issues as basic as credit card protections.
The Charge-It Blog
In my own version of the movie “Groundhog Day,” I made the same financial mistakes over and over and over again. But also like Bill Murray’s TV weatherman character, by making several small changes over time, I eventually improved my finances and broke the cycle of fiscal fumbles.
You can too.
Dreaming of what you would do if you won a big lottery jackpot, but don’t want to stand in the stretch-around-the-corner lines you keep seeing on TV newscasts?
In California, Missouri and North Carolina, you can skip the line and buy tickets with your plastic at Play at the Pump gas stations. It’ll cost you a $1 service fee — which may be worth it if you’re trying to grab tickets on a lunch or dinner break.
With nearly 1,500 credit cards, Walter Cavanagh earned the nickname “Mr. Plastic Fantastic” after landing in the Guinness World Records book for having more active credit cards than any other human being.
Any swagger he walks with isn’t caused by all those cards, since he doesn’t carry around the 38-pound billfold where he keeps most of them, choosing instead to carry just one card with him on a daily basis.
Picture this: You pull up to a drive-thru window to order your favorite coffee, hand over your credit card and then the cashier steals your card numbers to make a fraudulent $212 purchase later that day. What would you do?
One California woman returned to the drive-thru to confront her card thief. She caught it all on video using her cellphone, and then she posted it on YouTube. (Be warned, there is some profanity.)
Managing credit responsibly — paying bills on time and in full — takes care. Increasing your credit score — the key to renting an apartment, getting a car loan, evening landing some jobs — takes skill and time.
At CreditCardGuide, we strive to help you make smarter credit and financial decisions.
That’s what this quiz is all about. The questions are based on some of the Credit Card Guide stories during 2015.
How well will you do?