Personal Finance & Credit / Credit & Debit Cards

  • 7 places you should never use a debit card

      

    Debit cards are a popular alternative to credit cards, because they only allow you to spend what you have in your checking account. But they are full of other dangers for your wallet. Long...

  • What Costco's move away from American Express will mean to you

      

    Some 60 million of us are Costco members. So what will happen with your credit and credit score as the warehouse club transitions away from American Express? Read more: Secret pricing hacks at...

  • How a $26 meal turned into a $5,475 credit card bill

      

    In no universe does a meal costing less than $30 warrant a $5,448 tip. Such a transaction is almost certainly a mistake, and that’s the argument of a family that was charged $5,475...

  • 10 questions you should always ask about credit card rewards

      

    Everybody likes a reward, right? Well, when it comes to credit card rewards programs, how worthwhile the rewards are depends on the terms of the program, and on how you use the credit card. The...

  • 5 money-saving tips all millennials need to know about credit cards

      

    Don't shy away from taking out a credit card. That's the advice Rick Roque gives to millennials. Roque, managing director of retail at Southfield, Michigan-based Michigan Mutual, says...

  • Time to dump your American Express?

      

    Why shopping around for a new card might be your best bet right now.

  • 2 Reasons To Never Use a Debit Card at a Gas Station

      

    Oh, the poor beleaguered debit card. If you carry one and use it at a gas station, you are asking for trouble! It's not a matter of "if" you'll get into trouble, it's only a...

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Not All Credit Card Comparison Shopping Sites Created Equal

      

    The banksters are at it again. The Wall Street Journal  says there's dirty dealings going on, with many popular credit card comparison sites lying to you when you go to pick the best...

  • How To Get Out of Debt Quickly in 5 Simple Steps

      

    Being in debt can be a stressful experience. No matter what your circumstance is, if you signed for a loan, you are obligated to pay it back even if you have a life altering experience like...

  • Credit Score Guide

      

    So often when I'm talking to someone, they'll tell me what their credit score is. My immediate reply never varies. "Which credit score are you talking about?" That's when...

  • Paying Off Credit Card Debt

      

    There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's several thousand dollars or more takes time, so you must discipline yourself. I...

  • Credit card that helps pay your college costs

      

    Saving for your child's college education can seem daunting. This credit card can help cut down on some of the cost.

  • Credit card that helps pay your college costs

      

    Saving for your child's college education can seem daunting. This credit card can help cut down on some of the cost.

  • Free credit reports with your credit card

      

    Keeping track of your credit score is becoming easier with credit card companies that will give you your score for free each month.