Personal Finance & Credit/Credit & Debit Cards/Debit Cards

  • 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...

  • Bank of America To Issue Debit Cards With Chips

      

    In the wake of the Chase breach, we're finally getting the first firm word that a giant monster mega bank is introducting chip security for debit cards. Bank of America is now doing chips in debit...

  • Gas Stations Have New Way To Stop Credit Card Thieves

      

    Banks are losing the battle against credit card thieves, and no place do the thieves strike more than at the gas station. The Washington Post  reports credit card fraud is 4 times greater at...

  • Debit cards get new protections

      

    Imagine an on/off switch for your debit card. Here's an early look at what's going to make using debit a whole lot safer.

  • Why to avoid pre-paid credit cards

      

    Every store seems to be pushing those pre-paid cards with a Visa logo lately. But here's why you need to be cautious.

  • Don't use that debit card at the checkout!

      

    How often do you pay with a debit card at checkout? Here's why you'll want to stop that pronto!

  • 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 rife with other dangers for your wallet.Long called...

  • Handling your money overseas

      

    Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got to do some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark Smart way while you're abroad. But don't worry, here's an easy primer to get you...

  • Your guide to the Target and Neiman Marcus breach

      

    The numbers are staggering. Some 110 million Target customers were impacted. Neiman Marcus now says 1.1 million of its customer were hit too. (Not to mention the emerging news of a breach at...

  • Target debit card and credit card breach not really their fault

      

    Target took a real black eye after the theft of up to 70 million credit card and debit card numbers during the holiday season. But is the criticism unwarranted? The Red Retailer has long had the...

  • What you need to know about Target's debit and credit card breach

      

    Worried that your debit or credit card was breached at Target during the holiday season? Here's info you need to know. Some 70 million customers who shopped at the Red Retailer had their...

  • The places you should never use a debit card

      

    Debit card account fraud is on the rise. I want to tell you the best way I know to protect yourself. If your credit card is compromised, the harm to you is relatively small. You contact the...

  • The skimmer meets its match

      

    Skimmers on ATMs may soon meet their match thanks to a new technology using your smartphone. Los Angeles-based City National and Midwest banks Wintrust Financial Corporation and BMO Harris are...

  • Bluebird named best banking alternative

      

    Are you fed up with your bank? The best banking experience comes from an unlikely retailer that is just about everywhere. Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is now in a new alliance...

  • Savers still facing low interest rates

      

    Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and the Federal Reserve's refusal to raise interest rates. Normally, a serious bout...