Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
Apr 29, 2011 - Americans continue to recover from the Great Recession. As a nation, we're borrowing more and paying back more of what we borrow.
Apr 28, 2011 - The recent news that a Wall Street rating agency lowered its opinion of U.S. government debt isn't just a wake-up call for Uncle Sam. It's a warning for all of us.
Apr 28, 2011 - Are you earning as much as you can on your savings while paying as little as possible when you borrow? Read on for a quick check of today's rates and to see if you're making your money work as hard for you as you do for it.
Apr 27, 2011 - Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been hacked, exposing the personal information - and possibly credit card numbers - of more than 70 million people. What should you do if you're one of them?
Apr 27, 2011 - Maybe you've gotten an offer from your lender: Pay a small fee, skip a monthly payment. It may sound enticing, but you should always pay if you can. Here's a better idea.
Apr 22, 2011 - He's not complaining, just wondering: His credit card companies are suddenly offering him more credit when he didn't ask for it - Is this a gift horse that he should look in the mouth?
Apr 21, 2011 - If you've got good credit, credit card rewards are back. From 100,000 free airline miles to extra cash back, some card issuers are offering more bonuses than they have in years.
Apr 20, 2011 - Most people spend more time shopping for milk than shopping for the best rates on savings, credit cards, or loans. Are you earning as much as you can while paying as little as possible? Here's how to find out in less than a minute.
Apr 19, 2011 - As more banks increase their fees and create new ones, more and more consumers are ready to switch. Here's where they're taking their business - and how you can find a new bank too.
Apr 13, 2011 - The government has already closed a lot of loopholes in the Credit Card Act of 2009 that hurt consumers , but some banks – like Bank of America – still don't grasp the purpose of the credit card reform.
Apr 08, 2011 - Here's a credit card with an offer that's tough to refuse: 100,000 frequent flier miles - enough for four free tickets - just for signing up. Other airline reward cards are also taking off, but don't forget to read the fine print.
Apr 07, 2011 - Like a hamster on a wheel, some people who use credit cards to meet daily expenses find themselves in a cycle that's tough to stop.
Apr 01, 2011 - Ready for a pop quiz? Here's a quick test to see how wise you are when it comes to money.
Apr 01, 2011 - It's a question many of us face: We have money in a savings account earning next to nothing, while at the same time we're paying interest on borrowed money. Crazy? Maybe. But maybe not...
Mar 31, 2011 - It happens to the best of us: We forget a bill and end up paying late. But when it comes to credit cards, this is one mistake that can turn out to be costly. Here's what can happen and how you might avoid the pain.