This week: how to start a home business, biggest job mistakes, buying and selling on Craigslist, vacation home exchanges, and why credit cards aren’t competitive.
Credit & Debt
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to play hardball with the largely unregulated industry, and for the first time has referred a case for criminal prosecution.
It doesn’t make sense to apply for a card with a huge initial bonus if you can’t meet the spending requirements to get the reward.
A reader recently received a bill in the mail from 2006. Does she have to pay?
A long 0 percent introductory period and generous rewards make this card an attractive choice for people with good credit.
Waiting until they have their first card in hand is way too late.
A largely unregulated industry is pitching loans with interest rates as high as 106 percent to retired firefighters, police officers, and others receiving a pension.