Credit card use declines, debt prevails

Dec 28, 2010 Brian Bradley

Americans are using their credit cards with less frequency since the start of the recession, but consumer debt remains a significant problem, according to the Asbury Park Press. The paper reports that Americans possess 609 million credit cards,


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End of year a good time for business credit reports

Dec 28, 2010 Brian Bradley

The end of the year presents an upswing in small business bookkeeping and financial reporting, but it is also the right time for entrepreneurs to examine their business credit reports, the Keene Sentinel reports.A business credit report will


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Credit card marketing and usage to make a comeback in 2011

Dec 27, 2010 Brian Bradley

Millions of people felt the damage to their consumer credit reports during the height of the recession as joblessness and high credit card bills created a perfect storm of consumer credit defaulting. However, improving economic conditions could


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Falling home prices hurt small business credit

Dec 23, 2010 Brian Bradley

Falling home prices not only affect the wealth of an individual, but the real estate decline is also having an effect on business credit reports, writes Courtney Rubin for Inc. magazine. Rubin references a new report from the Federal Reserve


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Holiday shopping season can be risky to consumer credit

Dec 21, 2010 Brian Bradley

The holiday shopping season comes with the joy of purchasing numerous gifts. However, this time of year can also come with significant pitfalls if spending and credit decisions are not closely monitored. According to new data from Consumer


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