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Bill Hardekopf

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

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7 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards Points

By Bill Hardekopf

Consumers should realize they don't 'own' rewards points, and sometimes must take steps to save them.

09:30AM 10/07/13

CFPB Data Mining Plan Alarms the Politicians

By Bill Hardekopf

A data mining proposal puts up to 42 billion credit card transactions per year in play for monitoring.

09:30AM 09/23/13

Fact Check: Most Americans Still Have Free Checking Accounts

By Bill Hardekopf

When the economic downturn hit, many predicted free checking accounts would be a thing of the past.

09:30AM 09/16/13

CFPB Warns Companies to Investigate Credit Report Errors

By Bill Hardekopf

A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau crackdown should make it easier to get credit errors resolved.

09:30AM 09/10/13

What to Do When Airlines Make It Harder to Use Reward Miles

By Bill Hardekopf

Consumers keep signing up for airline reward cards and collecting miles. It's using miles that's a challenge.

09:30AM 09/09/13

We're Getting More Confused by Credit Card Terms and Rewards

By Bill Hardekopf

J.D. Powers says we're more satisfied with our cards, but understanding of their terms have sunk since last year.

09:30AM 08/26/13

Are You Buying Your Real Credit Score?

By Bill Hardekopf

The FICO scores millions of consumers buy each year are not what car dealers and mortgage lenders use.

09:30AM 08/19/13

What the CFPB Has Accomplished in its First 2 Years

By Bill Hardekopf

With Richard Cordray finally approved as CFPB director, the agency seems primed for the coming year.

09:30AM 07/29/13

3 Ways to Keep Your RFID Card Safe From ID Thieves

By Bill Hardekopf

These 'smart cards' are supposed to be more convenient, but that also makes them more vulnerable to criminals.

09:30AM 07/15/13

Are Consumers Getting Ripped Off by Overdraft Fees?

By Bill Hardekopf

Last year's $32 billion in overdraft fees was a $400 million jump from 2011, according to one recent study.

09:30AM 06/17/13

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