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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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6 Ways You Can Manage Your Credit Cards Better Next Year

By Bill Hardekopf

If you're resolving to get your credit card account in order to lower your balance and boost your credit score, here are some ideas how.

09:30AM 12/10/14

10 Reasons Apple Pay is Far Superior to Retailers’ CurrentC

By Bill Hardekopf

CurrentC, the planned payment system run by a multibillion-dollar consortium of retailers known as MCX, is way behind Apple on smartphone payments.

08:43AM 11/10/14

We’re Less Than a Year From New, Chip-and-PIN Credit Card Deadline

By Bill Hardekopf

All of the cards in your wallet will be switched during the next year to this more secure system for paying for things without cash.

08:03AM 11/04/14

Top 5 Ways Credit Card Numbers Get Stolen With Current Technology

By Bill Hardekopf

Researchers estimate that 10% of Americans have been victims of credit card fraud, most falling prey to one of these sneaky techniques by fraudsters.

09:30AM 10/28/14

What You Need to Know About Canceling One of Your Credit Cards¿

By Bill Hardekopf

Closing a credit card account could actually hurt your credit score. Be smart with card cancellations and they will not come back to haunt you in the future.

02:08PM 10/01/14

Apple Pay Approach to Security Could Slash Data Breaches

By Bill Hardekopf

Apple's announcement of a new payment system, Apple Pay, could not have come at a more opportune time.

02:31PM 09/23/14

CFPB Issues Warning on Deceptive Credit Card Marketing

By Bill Hardekopf

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is 'putting credit card companies on notice' that they must make true costs clear, the agency's leader said.

09:30AM 09/08/14

5 Alternatives to Maxing Out Your Credit Card

By Bill Hardekopf

Maxing out your credit card can have a big impact on your credit score, but there are ways to make a transaction without reaching your credit limit.

09:30AM 09/03/14

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

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