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Can Credit Cards be Recycled?

If you are eco-conscious and have had a credit, debit, or gift card expire recently, you may be wondering if you can recycle the plastic. The simple answer is yes, but in most areas, you cannot simply toss it into your curbside recycling bin. Credit cards are made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a


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How to Close a Credit Card Account

June 24, 2016

Many people cut up their credit cards to stop themselves from using them, but it is important to remember that this does not close the account. To do ..

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How Long Does It Take For A Credit Card To Build Your Credit?

June 16, 2016

Building or rebuilding your credit can seem to take an eternity when you are desperate for a higher score. One of the fastest ways to raise your scor..

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Do Credit Cards Work After Getting Wet?

June 3, 2016

Anyone who has ever dropped their cell phone in a body of water knows how quickly this will kill the device. Electronics and water just do not mix. ..

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Is No Credit Worse Than Bad Credit?

May 25, 2016

Many believe that “bad” and “no” credit are the same thing, but this is a myth, as both send a different message to creditors...

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Prepaid Debit Cards – How They Work and Why People Use Them

May 8, 2016

Recent studies indicate that 23 million American adults use prepaid cards daily, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau believes the amount put..

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Special Benefits of a Prepaid Card

May 2, 2016

While anyone can obtain a prepaid card, many believe they can only be used as gifts or are only for those who cannot qualify for a credit card. Howev..