Ask Stacy: Where Can I Get a Free Credit Score?
Ask Stacy: Where Can I Get a Free Credit Score?
on December 23, 2016

There used to be few free ways to see your credit score. Now you can find one in seconds.

10 Top-Rated Store Credit Cards
10 Top-Rated Store Credit Cards
on December 20, 2016

The top cards were rated on everything from annual percentage rate to rewards and bonuses.

Study Names ‘Most Hated’ Credit Card Companies
Study Names ‘Most Hated’ Credit Card Companies
on December 8, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received more than 3,500 complaints about one provider.

Should You Get a Store Credit Card? It’s Tempting
Should You Get a Store Credit Card? It’s Tempting
on December 5, 2016

It seems like an easy way to get an extra 10 to 15 percent off your purchase, but will applying for that store credit card come back to bite you? Here’s what you need to know about these alluring offers.

The Best Things to Buy This Month — Before and After Christmas
The Best Things to Buy This Month — Before and After Christmas
on December 1, 2016

This month shopping is unavoidable, but getting good deals is easy if you time your purchases right.

10 Cities With Highest Credit Scores Found in 4 Neighboring States
10 Cities With Highest Credit Scores Found in 4 Neighboring States
on November 30, 2016

Four states in the nation’s heartland are home to the best credit scores.

9 Best Gift Cards to Give for the 2016 Holidays
9 Best Gift Cards to Give for the 2016 Holidays
on November 14, 2016

When in doubt about what gift to give this holiday season, consider a Target gift card. Find out why.

Beyond Black Friday: The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November
Beyond Black Friday: The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November
on October 31, 2016

This is an exceptional month to get deals — but there are exceptions. Here’s what to buy, what will be cheaper next month and what to avoid at all costs.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Credit Without Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Credit Without Credit?
on October 7, 2016

It’s the old chicken/egg story. This reader can’t get credit because she has no credit history. But is that really the problem? I think not.

How to Avoid 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks
How to Avoid 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks
on September 6, 2016

Credit card companies love to dangle juicy offers. Find out how to sort out deals from duds.

10 Purchases You Shouldn’t Make With a Credit Card
10 Purchases You Shouldn’t Make With a Credit Card
on August 23, 2016

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but there are times when it’s best to keep the plastic tucked away. Here are 10 such scenarios.

How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed
How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed
on August 22, 2016

Hit with a surprise fee on your credit card or bank statement? If you take action, you can reduce or eliminate these charges. Here’s how.

7 Ways to Score Free Amazon Gift Cards
7 Ways to Score Free Amazon Gift Cards
on August 15, 2016

There are many ways to get free Amazon gift cards online. Following are some of our faves.

Ask Stacy: Why Does My Credit Score Go Up and Down So Much?
Ask Stacy: Why Does My Credit Score Go Up and Down So Much?
on August 5, 2016

Your credit score is bobbing and weaving. But why does it fluctuate when nothing in your financial life is changing? Should you care?

Ask Stacy: How to Get Credit When the Only Credit You Have Is Bad
Ask Stacy: How to Get Credit When the Only Credit You Have Is Bad
on July 29, 2016

If your credit is so bad you can’t get even a secured credit card, here are the steps you can take to rebuild it.

Your Credit Card Can Save You Thousands in a Car Accident
Your Credit Card Can Save You Thousands in a Car Accident
on June 29, 2016

You may have access to this common credit card perk and not even know it — but it can make a huge difference if you bang up a rental car.

7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over
7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over
on April 12, 2016

These simple steps will help newcomers to the credit world borrow money and build a credit history.

How and Why to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement
How and Why to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement
on February 18, 2016

Follow these golden rules for credit in your golden years, and you’ll get the best insurance and loan rates. You’ll also be ready to deal with an unexpected expense.

How to Get Your Hands on Free (or Nearly Free) Gift Cards
How to Get Your Hands on Free (or Nearly Free) Gift Cards
on February 16, 2016

It’s easier than you think. Find out which businesses routinely offer their customers free gift cards and other ways to get your hands on some free (or almost free) money.

You Got Your Chip Credit Cards — Now What?
You Got Your Chip Credit Cards — Now What?
on February 12, 2016

The media was all abuzz about the roll-out of chip cards last year — but many retailers are still “swiping” instead of dipping. Join me in this challenge to find out what’s up with that.

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