Credit Cards Archive

4 major risks of debt consolidation and how to avoid them

December 5, 2016

Debt consolidation can be either a useful tool or a costly mistake, so it helps to understand your goals and how to pursue them.

How to responsibly handle easier access to credit cards

April 29, 2016

Easing credit standards mean consumers have to take responsibility for not overusing access to credit.

10 things to know to maximize credit card rewards

April 8, 2016

Get the most out of credit card reward programs by knowing the best ways to use your cards.

Taking on Debt? Ask These Questions First

April 24, 2015

Borrowing money can be too easy at times, but asking some challenging questions can help you stop it from becoming too much of a habit.

6 financial moves can take to put your financial worries to sleep

August 18, 2014

Financial worries are a common source of nighttime anxiety, but these problems are best addressed in the light of day.

Refinancing a Credit Card or Student Loan: 7 Drawbacks

August 11, 2014

Refinancing your credit card or student loan debt can be a wise move -- unless one of these downsides sours the deal.

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 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.

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.

7 financial lies people tell their spouses

Apply for credit with the banks offering the best fraud protection

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

4 credit card trends that can save you money

5 tips for keeping credit card balances low

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

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

10 Tips for Safe Online Credit Card Use

10 Red Flags for Credit Card Trouble

How a Split Credit Report Can Hurt Your Score

Online Shopping: Safer with Disposable Credit Card Numbers