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Bill Hardekopf

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Bill Hardekopf is chief executive of LowCards.com, which compares and rates more than 1,000 credit cards. He is the co-author of "The Credit Card Guidebook."

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High Credit Card Debt Increases Risk of Depression More Than Other Debt

By Bill Hardekopf

It's important to reduce debt at a young age so you don't add significant stress to your life in the future.

09:30AM 08/11/14

Only 7% Use Our Digital Wallets for Day to Day Transactions

By Bill Hardekopf

Mobile wallets have made a big splash in recent years, but a study shows there may be more discussion going on than actual use -- even of PayPal.

09:30AM 08/04/14

Nearly 70% of U.S. Consumers Want Their Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

By Bill Hardekopf

Plenty of Americans are using cashing while safer, higher-security cards await their rollout.

09:30AM 07/21/14

How You Can 'Turn Off' a Credit Card to Stop Fraud

By Bill Hardekopf

A startup in California offers a remote control for your credit cards.

09:30AM 06/09/14

Apple iWatch Announcement Could Bring Revolutionary New Payment System

By Bill Hardekopf

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference begins today, with an Apple iWatch and NFC chip one of the big rumors.

09:45AM 06/02/14

Consumer Worry Over Data Breaches Jumps 25% in Year

By Bill Hardekopf

More than half of those surveyed said they'd be less likely to do business with a company after a security data breach.

09:30AM 05/27/14

Target's 46% Drop in Profits Means America Is Finally About to Meet Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

By Bill Hardekopf

Target is spending big to popularize European-style credit safety measures and reassure its customers.

09:30AM 05/05/14

Senate Bill Mandates Free Annual Credit Scores

By Bill Hardekopf

The Stop Errors in Credit Use and Reporting Act is designed to reduce the problems consumers experience through errors in their scores.

09:30AM 04/28/14

5 Credit Card Companies Punished by the CFPB

By Bill Hardekopf

Last week it was Bank of America, but the consumer agency has been busy with several companies these past two years.

09:30AM 04/14/14

Health Care Saves Your Life, Then Gives It Away With Bad Tech Policies

By Bill Hardekopf

A study indicates an astounding 43% of identity theft cases last year were the result of poor security practices by those caring for your health.

09:30AM 03/31/14

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