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

  • Is that ATM safe to use? Maybe not...

      

    The threat of fraud is pretty much everywhere these days, and if you aren't taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself -- and your money -- this may change your...

  • 9 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. In fact, 31% of holiday shoppers plan to use debit to pay for...

  • Avoid credit cards with these kind of fees

      

    Today’s credit cards come with fees that can add up fast. But you can avoid them if you’re careful. Here’s how

  • 10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible

      

    Do you have outstanding debt hanging over your head?  Maybe it's still leftover holiday debt, student loans, credit cards or car payments -- no matter what kind of debt it...

  • 14 money mistakes you don't want to make in your 30s

      

    As I venture into my early 30s, I think I’ve become pretty careful about our finances. I certainly know not to continue on with the mistakes I made in my 20s like buying more car than I can...

  • The best gift cards to buy, and ones to avoid

      

    Not all gift cards are created equal. Here's what to look for in the cards you purchase.

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • How 'good debt' can improve your credit score and your financial future

      

      The word "debt" typically carries a negative connotation, especially among new savers. But contrary to popular belief, debt isn't always bad. In fact, taking...

  • How to choose (and switch to) a better bank for you

      

    Choosing the right bank can be tricky, especially if you aren't quite sure what to look for, or maybe if you haven't had to make any big purchases that involve loans -- like a...

  • Heads up: New chip credit card scams

      

    Crooks are already finding ways to scam you using the new chip and signature credit cards. Here's what to look out for.

  • Why you shouldn't let your gas tank run this low

      

    Headed on a road trip for the holidays? Here are a few tips to know about filling up the tank! Whatever the price of gas, it can be tough for some drivers to simply fill up the tank. But...

  • 3 ways to keep your chip credit card from killing your Black Friday flow

      

    The holiday shopping season is already upon us. But there’s one small thing that may throw a monkey wrench into your carefully plotted Black Friday plans: the chip debit or credit cards...

  • Best balance transfer and 0% interest credit cards

      

    If you're buried under a big pile of credit card debt -- with high interest fees -- you may want to consider moving that debt over to a balance transfer credit card or a credit card with...

  • Holiday shopping warning: What you need to know about store credit cards

      

    The holiday shopping season is ramping up -- and there's one hidden danger you need to be aware of as you look for savings this season. What to know about store credit cards When you go...