Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks
Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks

on September 7, 2017

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

5 Lies Credit Repair Companies Tell (and How to Fix Your Score on Your Own)
5 Lies Credit Repair Companies Tell (and How to Fix Your Score on Your Own)

on June 27, 2017

Credit repair companies promise the sun and the moon, but they may instead be taking you for an expensive ride.

The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins
The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins

on June 6, 2017

These common missteps can wreak havoc on your credit score, your finances and your access to loans. Here’s how to avoid them.

Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?

on April 28, 2017

Here’s how to improve your credit score if you have debt in collections. Paying it off may or may not be the answer.

Should You Use a Credit Freeze to Protect Yourself?
Should You Use a Credit Freeze to Protect Yourself?

on March 16, 2017

There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from data breaches. And then there’s the nuclear option — a credit freeze. Here are the pros and cons of each.

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.

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.

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.

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