Consumer Financial Protection Agency Floundering

on January 20, 2010

A new bill before Congress would establish a watchdog agency to oversee everything from credit cards to mortgage loans.

2010 Inflation Predictions

on January 8, 2010

What’s it going to cost to gas up the car this year? How about health insurance? And are college costs going up? Let’s find out.

Credit Card Predictions for 2010
Credit Card Predictions for 2010

on January 6, 2010

Seven predicted changes to the credit card industry coming in 2010.

2010 Predictions from Wall Street and Main Street: Stocks, Housing and Oil

on January 5, 2010

Every year we sit down with the chief economist from Standard & Poors, and interview people like you, to get predictions from the year ahead. Here’s what we heard in 2009, as well as their predictions for 2010.

The End of Free Checking?

on December 30, 2009

While new regulations may mean the end of your bank’s free checking accounts, there are still ways to get free checking.

2009: A Turbulent Year for Credit Card Issuers and Cardholders
2009: A Turbulent Year for Credit Card Issuers and Cardholders

on December 17, 2009

This past year has been one of the most turbulent years in the history of the credit card industry for both issuers and cardholders.

Hate Your Bank? 3 Steps to Ditch ‘Em

on December 4, 2009

There are still places you can get free checking with lower fees. And switching doesn’t have to be a hassle.

Debit or Credit?

on September 23, 2009

The question used to be “paper or plastic?”. Now the question is “debit or credit?”.

Are Credit Card Protection Plans Worth It?

on July 17, 2009

Protection plans will make your payments if you loose your job, but are they worth it?

New Credit Card Law May Be Costly
New Credit Card Law May Be Costly

on July 15, 2009

It’s safe to say that the credit card bill of rights represents a victory of consumers over banks. But the battle’s not over yet. Three ways the new law could cost you.

Caring About Co-Ops

on July 10, 2009

In an age of Walmarts and Home Depots, there’s still a place for the corner grocer, hardware store and credit union. How do small businesses compete with giant ones? Often it’s by banding together.

3 Bailout Costs No One Is Talking About

on October 3, 2008

The bailout of our banking system, considered a short-term solution by many experts, could end up costing you big in the long-term.

Stacy Comments on the Crisis

on October 1, 2008

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words about the situation we’re in, how we got here, what’s likely to happen in the days ahead and what you should be doing to protect your family’s finances.

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