The Affinity Credit Card Opportunity

Affinity credit cards are the fastest growing type of bank cards in America. And along with their success come many predictions of what lies ahead. Forecasted growth of affinity cards One such forecast comes from Betsy Bauer in the U.S. News & World Report. Betsy wrote, "Although these cards account for...

Inflation, Dead Hobbies & the Collector

"Buy now while prices are low. Inflation is just around the corner. When inflation comes, prices will shoot through the ceiling!" So goes the story of buy now or you'll "miss the boat". Inflation as a short fix Hobbies that depend on the return of inflation as the only method to...

Non-profit & Charity Affinity Credit Cards

If you carry a bank credit card, why not let it be one that helps your favorite non-profit organization? Automatically donate to non-profit organizations Imagine charging $500.00 on your bank credit card, knowing that $2.50 of it will go to your favorite charity - and the best part is the giving...

The Global Credit Card War

U.S. credit card market saturation The United States consumer is drowning in a sea of credit cards. The U.S. credit card market is so saturated that the average cardholder carries four pieces of plastic. Everyone who wants or qualifies for a bank card already has several. The only market left, in...

The History of the Marathon Credit Card

On August 1, 1887, in Lima, Ohio, the Ohio Oil Company was founded. The company was purchased by the Rockefeller interests in 1889 and became a subsidiary of The Standard Oil Trust. In 1911, the Standard Oil Trust was broken up and the Ohio Oil Company became independent. The first...

The Secret of Charge Coins

Charge coins are one of the best kept secrets in the credit card collecting hobby today. Everyone who learns to recognize charge coins has the possibility of duplicating or even surpassing the opportunity. Spotting collectible charge coins Credit card collector, Walt Mach, wrote: "While scanning some 'maverick' tokens at a local coin...

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