Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
Dec 12, 2011 - Money and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, but don't put the cart before the horse. Or buy one without talking to your spouse.
Dec 09, 2011 - The outrage toward large banks continues, with another protest planned for Sunday called "Balance Transfer Day." But before you participate, be aware of the pitfalls of transferring your balance to another bank.
Dec 08, 2011 - These cards have high annual fees, but don't cut them up until you price them out – they could be worth your while.
Dec 06, 2011 - It's great when bad marks gradually fall off your credit history. Not so great? When your entire credit history is sucked into some credit bureau black hole.
Dec 02, 2011 - New credit card rules continue to have unintended consequences. For example, responsible adults are now finding they no longer qualify for credit cards.
Dec 01, 2011 - When the Card Act of 2009 became law, many predicted that tighter regulations would force banks to increase fees and curtail rewards. Fortunately, the opposite has happened.
Dec 01, 2011 - People who either don't trust or can't afford to rely on a bank have traditionally used pay-day lenders and check-cashing stores instead. Now some of them are using one of few companies with revenues that surpass even Bank of America: Walmart.
Nov 25, 2011 - Scammers ramp up their activities each year around the holidays. Here are 12 popular scams you should be on the lookout for.
Nov 25, 2011 - Here's how you can turn your holiday spending into even bigger credit card rewards than usual.
Nov 22, 2011 - You have an old debt that's beyond the statute of limitations and long ago dropped off your credit history. Then one day you get a call from a debt collector insisting you pay it. Can they do that?
Nov 18, 2011 - With banks fiercely competing for your business, you can choose the best credit card to help you get out of debt or to earn rewards – but not both.
Nov 18, 2011 - Credit cards are Santa's little helpers at holiday shopping time, but they can turn you into a grinch when the bills come due.
Nov 17, 2011 - It's amazing what you can get when you just ask for it. But can it work even with greedy, heartless credit card companies? Sure – because they're not greedy and heartless.
Nov 16, 2011 - Want some free cash? Register your credit cards at a couple of websites, fulfill the simple terms of their promotions, and you could be $45 richer.
Nov 11, 2011 - Transferring your balance to a better credit card can save you money. But if you don't choose your new card wisely, you could end up paying more.