3 Big Reasons to Make Small Purchases With Your Credit Card
3 Big Reasons to Make Small Purchases With Your Credit Card

on February 13, 2019

Here’s what you miss out on when you pay by cash, check or debit card — even for purchases of less than $10.

What’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?
What’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

on February 12, 2019

Applying for credit soon? Here’s a simple list of things you can do to get your credit score in top shape ASAP.

The 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Credit Card Balances
The 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Credit Card Balances

on February 8, 2019

People across the country are using plastic more — but you can keep it in check.

6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement
6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement

on February 7, 2019

Debt is on the rise for older Americans, so they also need to keep a sharper eye on their credit scores.

Earn a Quick 50,000 Miles or $500 Cash Bonus With These New Card Offers
Earn a Quick 50,000 Miles or $500 Cash Bonus With These New Card Offers

on February 2, 2019

Check out two new card offers designed to boost your business — with generous cash-back and mileage rewards.

10 Purchases You Should Not Put on a Credit Card
10 Purchases You Should Not Put on a Credit Card

on January 27, 2019

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but sometimes it’s simply smarter to keep the plastic tucked away.

Car Dealers Reveal the Most Costly Leasing Mistakes
Car Dealers Reveal the Most Costly Leasing Mistakes

on January 23, 2019

New-car dealers tell us how drivers who choose to lease can needlessly waste thousands of dollars.

The Best Credit Card for Cheap Travel — and Our Second Favorite
The Best Credit Card for Cheap Travel — and Our Second Favorite

on January 18, 2019

If you want to maximize travel rewards and flexibility in how you redeem them, these credit cards are our two top picks.

7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt
7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt

on January 15, 2019

The holiday season isn’t really wrapped up until the bills are paid. These tips can help you tackle debt fast.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Use a Credit Counselor for Debt Help?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Use a Credit Counselor for Debt Help?

on January 14, 2019

If you’re in debt trouble, there’s free help available. But not all of it is on the up and up.

The Best Balance-Transfer Offers to Start Slaying Your Card Debt
The Best Balance-Transfer Offers to Start Slaying Your Card Debt

on January 9, 2019

Transfer your balance to a card with 0 percent interest, then tackle those balances before the introductory period runs out. Here are our favorite offers to help.

The 3 Golden Rules of Lending Money to Friends and Family
The 3 Golden Rules of Lending Money to Friends and Family

on January 8, 2019

Financial entanglements can ruin relationships. Here’s what to do when a relative or friend hits you up for a loan.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Get Help With Medical Debt?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Get Help With Medical Debt?

on January 7, 2019

Is medical debt making your credit ill? Here are some ideas that might help it heal faster.

Resolutions 2019: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps
Resolutions 2019: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps

on January 1, 2019

Skip regret and become debt-free in the new year. It takes a little fortitude, but it’s as simple as 1-2-3.

The $9,000 Mistake That Many Homeowners Make
The $9,000 Mistake That Many Homeowners Make

on December 28, 2018

A lot of homeowners are overpaying, possibly without even realizing it. Are you one of them?

Even 1 Late Credit Card Payment Could Cost You More in 2019
Even 1 Late Credit Card Payment Could Cost You More in 2019

on December 25, 2018

Fee changes outlined in federal law might impact anyone with a credit card in the new year.

8 Ways to Quit Using Credit Cards
8 Ways to Quit Using Credit Cards

on December 21, 2018

Ready to break your plastic habit? Here are eight ways to quit credit cards, or to use them more responsibly.

This New Tool Could Boost Your Credit Score — but There’s a Catch
This New Tool Could Boost Your Credit Score — but There’s a Catch

on December 19, 2018

Soon, it will be possible to use your utility and phone bills to improve your FICO score. But that doesn’t mean you should do so.

The 2 Best Zero Interest Credit Cards for Ringing in 2019
The 2 Best Zero Interest Credit Cards for Ringing in 2019

on December 13, 2018

These cards will take the sting out of heavier spending during the holidays with zero percent interest on balances for a whopping 18 months.

2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?
2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?

on December 10, 2018

This reader wants to know if she’s too old to take on a mortgage — and if she does, the fastest way to pay it off.

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