How to Protect Your Microchip Credit Card From Damage
How to Protect Your Microchip Credit Card From Damage
on February 21, 2017

Chip cards protect your money from thieves. Here’s what you should know to keep your card safe from harm.

Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
on February 10, 2017

We’ve all seen the ads: Protect your credit for just $9.95 a month! Worth the money? Here are three reasons why it’s not.

Study: Hackers Can Guess All Your Visa Card Numbers in 6 Seconds
Study: Hackers Can Guess All Your Visa Card Numbers in 6 Seconds
on December 9, 2016

Researchers say your risk is highest this time of year. Find out how Visa responds to the report.

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.

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.

Multiple Cards on File With Amazon? Watch Out for This Policy
Multiple Cards on File With Amazon? Watch Out for This Policy
on October 12, 2016

Ever purchased a recurring service or product from Amazon? You will want to read about this little-known rule.

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.

Costco’s Bumpy Transition to Visa Card Angers Loyal Customers
Costco’s Bumpy Transition to Visa Card Angers Loyal Customers
on June 22, 2016

Frustrated members report they have not received the new cards or they are not working, and that customer service wait times are hours long. What to do if you’re among them.

Banks, Credit Unions Urged to Protect Seniors From Fraud
Banks, Credit Unions Urged to Protect Seniors From Fraud
on March 24, 2016

Family members, caregivers, scam artists, financial advisers and others preying on seniors steal billions from them each year. The government says financial institutions should be ready to step in.

What You Need to Know About Your New ‘Chipped’ Credit Cards
What You Need to Know About Your New ‘Chipped’ Credit Cards
on October 16, 2015

You’ll be “dipping” instead of “swiping,” among other details, but the changeover is expected to make your cards far less vulnerable to fraud.

Just 1 Piece of Plastic? ‘Smart’ Card Makes Bold Promise
Just 1 Piece of Plastic? ‘Smart’ Card Makes Bold Promise
on May 26, 2015

A new venture promises to consolidate all your credit, debit and rewards cards down to a single piece of plastic. Here are the pros and cons.

Are Credit Unions the Best Place to Get Credit Cards?
Are Credit Unions the Best Place to Get Credit Cards?
on April 16, 2015

Be sure to include credit unions in your search for new plastic. Here’s why.

You’re Receiving Free Credit Monitoring! Is That Good?
You’re Receiving Free Credit Monitoring! Is That Good?
on April 7, 2015

While companies are handing out credit monitoring like it’s candy at a parade, consumers often don’t understand what they’re getting.

8 Credit Score Myths: Fact vs. Fiction
8 Credit Score Myths: Fact vs. Fiction
on March 27, 2015

Here are some of the most common credit myths, along with simple ways to give your score a boost.

3 Common Myths About Preapproved Credit Card Offers
3 Common Myths About Preapproved Credit Card Offers
on March 25, 2015

These three misconceptions often accompany those unsolicited credit card offers you receive in the mail.

How Credit Reporting Agencies’ New Rules Impact You
How Credit Reporting Agencies’ New Rules Impact You
on March 9, 2015

Three credit-reporting agencies will play by revised rules that treat medical debt differently and make it easier for consumers to repair their credit.

Couple Fined by Hotel for Negative Online Review
Couple Fined by Hotel for Negative Online Review
on December 1, 2014

Your pocketbook could take a hit if you post a critical online review.

That Credit Advice You’re Getting Could Be Hogwash
That Credit Advice You’re Getting Could Be Hogwash
on October 14, 2014

When you get advice from a lender about your credit, you might assume they know what they are talking about. But it’s always good to check the facts.

How to Get Your Free Credit Report in 6 Easy Steps
How to Get Your Free Credit Report in 6 Easy Steps
on September 2, 2014

AnnualCreditReport.com is the one and only official site for obtaining free credit reports. Here’s how to use it.

New FICO Formula Could Raise the Credit Scores of Many
New FICO Formula Could Raise the Credit Scores of Many
on August 11, 2014

FICO announced a new credit scoring formula that lessens the negative impact of paid and medical collections accounts.

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