Credit Cards Archive

Paying off Credit Card, Auto Loan and Mortgage Debt

June 26, 2013

If you're looking to break free from oppressive debt, Independence Day is a fitting day to start your efforts.

When You Shouldn't Follow Your Bank's Advice

April 12, 2013

Understanding how banks make money from you can help you know when it's best to ignore their advice.

Great Moments to Teach Kids About Finance and Banking

March 18, 2013

Financial literacy is often a neglected aspect of education, but there are several opportunities in everyday life to share your knowledge with your kids

How to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover

December 5, 2012

Americans could be on track for a brutal financial hangover this January. Here are some ways you can avoid overindulging.

Are Bad Financial Decions Caused by Sadness?

November 28, 2012

A new study suggests that short-term thinking -- such as making impulse buys outside of your budget -- may be linked to feeling sad. Learn why.

How to Have a Terrible Black Friday

November 1, 2012

Unless your wish list includes an expensive and frustrating shopping experience, avoid these 10 steps at all costs.

Signs You May Be Kidding Yourself About Money

October 26, 2012

Americans have a tendency to kid themselves when it comes to money, but there can be serious consequences to doing so. Learn some signs that you may be deluding yourself.

Credit Card Customer Satisfaction Rises Again

September 18, 2012

After three consecutive years of increases, customer satisfaction with credit cards has risen to a six-year high.

How to Beat High Credit Card Rates

July 30, 2012

Most borrowing rates have plunged in recent years, but credit card rates have held relatively steady. Here's how to minimize your borrowing costs regardless.

Fighting Back Against Low Savings Rates and Inflation

June 19, 2012

Maintaining a budget can be challenging when inflation outpaces savings rates and pay raises, but these five tips can help level the playing field.

Profits rise for Visa, MasterCard

5 steps to protecting your credit card information

4 reasons to watch your credit score

Credit cards: The next move for daily deal sites?

5 ways to thwart identity theft

Should you use credit cards for everyday spending?

7 financial lies people tell their spouses

How to benefit from new card offers

7 ways smartphones will affect your money

Despite rise, credit card delinquencies remain low

4 ways to 'Occupy' your finances

Confusion over terms drives credit card complaints

How to discuss a relative's debt crisis

Credit card tips for holiday shopping

New credit card incentives target holiday shoppers

How the debit card fee brouhaha may affect your credit card

Visa, MasterCard move toward personalized online ads

Will debit fees drive credit card spending?

Credit card spending jumps dramatically

5 ways we've managed to whittle down our credit card balances

Capital One's new cash-back rewards credit card offers many benefits

Visa takes a swipe at eliminating old-fashioned credit card technology

T-Mobile's new cell phone payment system criticized by consumer advocates

Credit card use increases dramatically

Apply for credit with the banks offering the best fraud protection

American Express prepaid card may signal an increase in reloadable card popularity

More consumers making timely credit card payments

Card companies continue deceptive practices by sending 'professional' card offers to everyday consumers

Credit card interest rates leveling off and penalties decline under new law

Is your banking information safe from cyber marauders?

Need a credit card? Now might be a good time to apply

Credit card companies report fewer delinquent accounts

The high cost of your low-tech credit card

Will credit cards soon be back in vogue?

Mobile credit card readers: good for small business but questions raised about security

Wooing the wealthy: credit card companies broadening rewards

Proposed swipe fee limits could lead to restrictions on the size of purchases

5 Ways to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit Score

How rewarding is your rewards credit card?

Will the iPhone replace your credit card?

4 signs you need to cut credit card spending

Business owners targeted by credit card companies

5 ways to avoid identity theft in 2011

Do credit card rewards make you spend more?

5 resolutions for reducing credit card debt in 2011

Prepaid payment cards: 4 ways they differ from credit cards

7 ways to avoid a holiday credit card debt hangover

The hidden costs of store credit cards

Citi debuts battery-powered credit cards

Are credit card offers more complex?

3 credit card rule loopholes the Federal Reserve wants to close

4 credit card trends that can save you money

Finding the best credit card

Pay and wave: New credit card technology promises to speed up transactions

Credit card offers on the rise: 6 questions to ask when you get one in the mail

5 no-nonsense tips for reward credit cards

5 tips for keeping credit card balances low

Pre-approved credit card offers: 5 things to know about turning down the junk mail tap

8 ways to pay less credit card interest

Your credit card limit was just cut. Now what?

5 situations where you should use your credit card instead of cash or debit

6 things you need to know about getting a new credit card

9 tips for traveling with credit cards

Tricky loopholes for low rate credit cards

6 steps for lifting the burden of credit card debt

Credit card fraud: What to do if you're a victim

Thinking of ditching your credit card? 4 consequences to consider

More Consumer Credit Card Protections: 4 Ways Fed Rules Affect You

10 Tips for Safe Online Credit Card Use

5 Surprising Things About Credit Card Fraud

10 Red Flags for Credit Card Trouble

Co-Signing for Credit Cards: 5 Things To Discuss With Your College Student

10 Best Credit Card Tips for College Students

The Credit Card Balancing Act

5 Questions You Should Ask About Your Credit Card Rates

Getting Your Just (Credit Card) Rewards: 5 Questions to Ask Before Applying

10 Smart Credit Card Moves

Playing Your Cards Right: 4 Ways Credit Card Use Can Boost Your Credit Score

The 5 Costliest Credit Card Moves

Credit Card Reform: The 5 Biggest Changes

How a Split Credit Report Can Hurt Your Score

Consumers Can Expect Major Changes to Credit Cards in 2010

Online Shopping: Safer with Disposable Credit Card Numbers

Identity Theft: What to Do if Your Identity Is Stolen

Eight Steps for Finding the Best Credit Cards

Credit Card Merchant Fee Rules Threaten Rebates and Rewards

Equifax Reports 38% Drop in New Credit Card Accounts

Drops in Credit Card Default Rates Send Bank Stocks Higher

New Lending Laws Put Fixed-Rate Credit Card Offers on Endangered List

Choosing an airline rewards card