Robert McKinley Professor Cardworthy

Robert McKinley Resurrects Professor Cardworthy

Professor Cardworthy, the “Money Explainer” of all things financial, was resurrected by Senior Payments Analyst Robert McKinley, reprising his role first developed in 2007 as the actor in a series of 50 “Cardworthy” YouTube consumer instructional videos. The 2007 project was shelved while Mr. McKinley was in a cancer battle and later placed on hold…

Holiday Season Closes With Good and Bad & New Goals

Holiday season closes amidst a blockbuster turnout for small retail businesses globally. Even though the shortened holiday season may have pushed retail sales down a tad, business owners remain confident about their businesses going forward. Scrooge remained with us as organized crime hijacked truckloads of holiday stuff and gift card scam artists manifest themselves bigly…

Southern Credit Unions

Southern Credit Unions Rise Again in Great Card Battle

Southern credit unions offer single digit interest rates and are nearly devoid of fees, except for reasonable late payment fees. Besides the extremely competitive pricing, nearly all credit unions in the South offer a rewards program and/or generous unlimited cash-back programs. From the huge Suncoast Credit Union in Florida to the tiny Bayer Heritage Federal…

Money Talk

Money Talk: Dollars & Cents Should Precede Birds & Bees

Having a money talk with your children can pay off handsomely when they reach adulthood by delivering a higher level of confidence in their finances. The “birds & bees” talk may help prevent unplanned pregnancies, but the “dollars & cents” talk, or more correctly, “dollars & sense” talk, may avoid boomerang adult kids who move…

Dollar Destroyer Bug

10 Dollar Destroyers to Identify, Avoid or Navigate

While a gargantuan number of Americans handle their finances reasonably well, there are 10 dollar destroyers floating around, wherein some consumers fall victim to their own personal financial mismanagement or find themselves in circumstances possibly out of their control.  The secret to successfully navigating around these ten hazards to the health of your wealth is…

Mastercard World Pearls

Mastercard World is Now Your Oyster Imbedded with More Pearls

The Mastercard World and the Mastercard World Elite credit cards are getting a boatload of more U.S. benefits this summer. Mastercard, previously known as the credit card making “The World Your Oyster,” is adding more automatic digital shopping benefits, as well as cell phone insurance coverage and identity theft protection. The new insurance and protection…