Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an amendment to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) that makes it easier for stay-at-home spouses and partners with access to a working partner's income to get a new credit card or an increased credit limit, according to a press release from the bureau. The amendment revises the CARD Act requirement that a card issuer "evaluate a consumer's ability to pay before opening a new credit card account or increasing a credit limit" to allow consideration of not only the applicant's independent income or assets, but also "third-party income if the applicant has a reasonable expectation of access to it." For more, read the full press release.