Lower Rates Ahead? New CARD Act Provisions Kick in Sunday
Lower Rates Ahead? New CARD Act Provisions Kick in Sunday
on August 19, 2010

If your credit card’s interest rate has been increased since January 1, 2009, new rules require issuers to evaluate whether the reasons for the increase have changed and, if appropriate, to reduce the rate.

Ready, Set… Sue! Forced Arbitration Fading
Ready, Set… Sue! Forced Arbitration Fading
on August 18, 2010

You may not realize it, but you probably can’t sue your credit card company, along with a host of other businesses, ranging from your health club to your cell phone provider. But that may be ending – here’s why it matters.

5 Cheap Steps to Eliminate Mosquitoes
5 Cheap Steps to Eliminate Mosquitoes
on August 17, 2010

Mosquitoes can be a dangerous and obnoxious pest. But you can bug them as much as they bug you without putting the bite on your budget.

Stock Purchase: Corning – Glass Half Full?
Stock Purchase: Corning – Glass Half Full?
on August 17, 2010

On Aug. 16th, I added 500 shares of Corning Glass (GLW) to my portfolio. Here’s my logic.

3 Tips to Raise Your Credit Score – Fast
on August 16, 2010

What’s the fastest way to pump up a credit score? We ask the company that invented credit scoring for their three best ideas.

Viewer: Get Me Off This Treadmill!
Viewer: Get Me Off This Treadmill!
on August 15, 2010

Maybe you can relate: Sue’s making what should be enough money, but still seems to be falling behind. Here are three simple steps that, if she follows them, will change her life.

Helping Your Kid Financially Prepare for College
Helping Your Kid Financially Prepare for College
on August 15, 2010

It is almost time for your high school graduate to leave for college. Talking with your son or daughter about budgets, credit cards, and the dangers of debt should be part of the preparation in sending them off into a life on their own.

Viewer Question: Where’s My $8,000 Home-Buyer’s Tax Credit?
on August 14, 2010

Buying a home could earn you a tax credit of up to $8,000. But don’t stand by the mailbox waiting for your check.

Hit the Road! National Parks Free This Weekend
Hit the Road! National Parks Free This Weekend
on August 13, 2010

America has the most beautiful national parks on the planet. This weekend is a great opportunity to check out one or more absolutely free.

3 Steps to Improve Your Credit History
3 Steps to Improve Your Credit History
on August 12, 2010

They say history can’t be rewritten. But they’re wrong. You can change and improve your credit history. Here’s what you need to know.

Should You Say “I Do” to Divorce Insurance?
Should You Say “I Do” to Divorce Insurance?
on August 11, 2010

A North Carolina insurance company is offering a new product called WedLock, which aims to defray the costs of a divorce.

Online Alerts a Must for Card Users
Online Alerts a Must for Card Users
on August 9, 2010

Are you using online alerts to avoid over-the-limit fees and prevent fraud? If you’re not, you should!

3 Tips to Avoid the Latest Credit Card Scam
3 Tips to Avoid the Latest Credit Card Scam
on August 9, 2010

Americans recently lost more than $10 million to bogus credit card charges from a single ring of scam artists. If you’re not examining your monthly statements, maybe you were a victim.

Viewer Suggestion to Destroy Debts: Trade in Your Truck
Viewer Suggestion to Destroy Debts: Trade in Your Truck
on August 9, 2010

Brad found an extra $200 a month to pay down debt – and improved his ride at the same time. What could you do to destroy your debts?

8 Reasons You Should Love Credit Cards
8 Reasons You Should Love Credit Cards
on August 5, 2010

Paper or plastic? That used to be what the cashier asked when bagging your groceries. These days the same question could apply about paper money vs credit cards. Here are eight reasons why plastic is the right answer.

Three Steps to Break a Car Lease Without Getting Rear-Ended
Three Steps to Break a Car Lease Without Getting Rear-Ended
on August 4, 2010

What do marriage, the Army and car leasing have in common? Answer: All are much easier to get into than out of.

Is Your State Offering a Tax Holiday?
Is Your State Offering a Tax Holiday?
on August 4, 2010

Here’s a chart that makes it easy to find out if your state is offering to let sales taxes slide for back-to-school and other purchases.

$12.99 HDMI Cables: Great Deal? Nope!
$12.99 HDMI Cables: Great Deal? Nope!
on August 3, 2010

If you’ve ever paid a total of more than $2.30 for an HDMI cable, read this!

10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
on August 2, 2010

If you’re trying to sell a house, the right help is crucial. Here are ten questions you should ask to hire the right real estate agent.

New Rules Could Erase Debt Settlement Industry
New Rules Could Erase Debt Settlement Industry
on July 30, 2010

In a victory for consumers, this October it’s going to be a lot tougher to be in the debt settlement business.

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