Profits rise for Visa, MasterCard

May 9, 2012

The credit card companies saw revenue and profits increase in the first quarter of 2012. Does this mean credit card spending is rising?


5 steps to protecting your credit card information

April 11, 2012

Security breaches are on the rise, but these tips can help safeguard your accounts.


4 reasons to watch your credit score

April 3, 2012

Today there are more reasons than ever to watch your credit. Learn how your score may be affecting your finances.

Credit cards: The next move for daily deal sites?

March 7, 2012

The fickle behavior of deal chasers has prompted LivingSocial to offer "Deal Bucks" on its new credit card. But will this foster more loyalty among its shoppers?

5 ways to thwart identity theft

February 28, 2012

National Consumer Protection Week is coming, so there's no better time to note these five ways you can reduce your risks.

Should you use credit cards for everyday spending?

February 15, 2012

With the rewards programs on checking accounts and debit cards all but extinct, is using a credit card for your regular purchases the best option?

7 financial lies people tell their spouses

January 13, 2012

Are you guilty of telling any of these common financial lies to your spouse? Read why they can undermine your marriage.

How to benefit from new card offers

January 11, 2012

You may have noticed lately that credit card issuers are suddenly more aggressive in seeking your business. Here's what you need to know to benefit from the offers in your mailbox.

7 ways smartphones will affect your money

January 3, 2012

Smartphones are already becoming part of the banking and finance system, and their influence is only likely to grow. Find out how they may change your habits.

Despite rise, credit card delinquencies remain low

December 14, 2011

Late payments increased slightly in the third quarter after some issuers lowered their approval standards, but this trend isn't expected to last.

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