Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
Feb 21, 2013 - This reader has credit cards, but is reluctant to use them – after all, aren't they bad? As it turns out, no. In fact, they can be a consumer's best friend.
Feb 19, 2013 - From two names you may have heard before: Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles. It's an attempt to get Republicans and Democrats to meet halfway. Again.
Feb 19, 2013 - Some Republicans are trying to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from operating, despite the protections and money it's won back for wronged consumers.
Feb 19, 2013 - Most cash-back cards offer a paltry 1 percent rebate. Here's one that, depending on how you spend, can earn you six times as much.
Feb 19, 2013 - It's bad enough to have to keep track of one credit history. But it's possible you might have two, or even three.
Feb 18, 2013 - If you're on the verge of bankruptcy or know someone who is, read this post from someone who's been there.
Feb 14, 2013 - Prepaid cards can be a useful alternative to credit cards and checking accounts, but they vary radically in cost and convenience. Here's what to look for.
Feb 13, 2013 - There's nothing any company can do to repair your credit that you can't do yourself free. Here are three simple steps to repair your credit.
Feb 13, 2013 - People who have lived through difficult financial problems can also suffer from PTSD.
Feb 12, 2013 - Got an Amex card and a Twitter account? You can get exclusive deals, like a $25 gift card for $15.
Feb 12, 2013 - There's a better than 25 percent chance somebody (besides you) messed up your credit report. If so, it's costing you money – but it's free to fix!
Feb 12, 2013 - Mortgage lenders claim you can refinance to a lower rate at "no cost." Not true.
Feb 12, 2013 - Barclaycard touts its new Ring MasterCard as a versatile, top-tier credit card that crowd-sources its rewards. Could this be the plastic of the future?
Feb 11, 2013 - Like, "Pay us or we're going to take your children" and "we'll eat your dog."
Feb 11, 2013 - Between that and many other schemes they bought luxury cars and millions of dollars' worth of gold.