Don’t let credit cards cause problems for your financial outlook! Revolving debt can be tricky to manage in your budget because payments increase right alongside your balance. But we offer tips on how to find the right cards and use credit in a way that’s supports financial stability.
June 22, 2017 | Jason Steele
Yes, and it has an annual-fee cousin that’s even better.
June 15, 2017 | Jason Steele
They can really cost you. But you can outsmart them – and even profit from them.
June 13, 2017 | Joe Pye
Having a credit score under 700 is related to difficulties holding onto jobs and living on your own.
June 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Consumers are paying much more in cash advances than what they take out. Here’s a breakdown of the costs.
June 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.
May 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?
May 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
With self-driving cars already taking to the road, is it so far-fetched to think robots can keep you out of debt?
May 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is looking for a “hack” to avoid telling his girlfriend the truth.
April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.
April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
March 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s husband doesn’t use half his cards. Should he keep them for emergencies or get rid of them?
March 21, 2017 | Joe Pye
Users with Apple products have higher FICO ratings than other smartphone companies.
March 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
How can the greatest country on Earth not be so great with its money?
February 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here’s a new statistic that should strike fear into your family. Here’s what you can do about it.
February 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: How Trump, gold bullion, and credit cards don’t mix.
January 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Two-thirds of young adults have an actual fear of debt, even though they plan their spending on a constant basis.
January 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Gas rewards are the number one loyalty program preferred by consumers, more than credit card rewards, coupons, and even instant discounts at the cash register.
January 19, 2017 | Dollar Stretcher
Are any of them reasonable?
January 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you want to make the best investments in 2017, bank at Ally, get a Capital One credit card, and live in Nashville. Those are some of the biggest recommendations from experts as you look to make the best decisions for your money this year.
December 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday — and every other shopping day so far.
November 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is suspicious of all these “reward programs.” How can they possibly be legit?
November 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is offended by her fiance, but she’s got an amusing plan to even the odds.
November 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Turns out that 24 percent of higher-earning and lower-earning Americans are equally likely to snoop on the credit report of someone they share an account with.
November 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn
38 percent of Americans will charge their holiday purchases to a credit card, and almost half of those said it’s to earn rewards.
November 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The swimmer, dancer, and Debt.com spokesman just got a credit card. Here’s why that matters.
October 20, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher
Here’s how to understand the emotions of your purchases.
October 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I have very mixed feelings about this. So should you.
October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.
September 6, 2016 | Money Talks News
Did a rejected credit card leave you stranded at the point of sale?
September 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
You’ll never guess how many fees your credit card can charge. Seriously, you’ll never guess.
August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year
August 23, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Subprime credit card issuers are creating hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees every month for potential cardholders, meaning they could be in debt for longer.
August 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The credit cards we use aren’t actually the best ones for us. In fact, they’re mostly wrong.
July 26, 2016 | Money Talks News
If you’re not following these simple tips, you’re wasting money.
July 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn
All three credit bureaus will soon have to cut some bad information from credit reports, which could give a huge boost to many consumers.
July 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The U.S. is third in the world for credit card fraud. This is the second time that the U.S. has been in the top three.
June 16, 2016 | John Rampton
Here are seven clever methods that cost you nothing but a few minutes.
June 1, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s fiance insists cash isn’t king, and credit cards are evil.
April 14, 2016 | Steve Rhode
Obviously, the store is trying to make money off you. But can you make money off them?
March 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is skeptical that she can lower her interest rate and get a late fee removed — just by asking.
March 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader tried a credit card balance transfer, and it didn’t work. He’s not sure who to blame.
March 1, 2016 | Money Talks News
Scammers with skimmers who have traditionally targeted ATMs and gas station payment terminals are shifting their focus.
February 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is getting a credit card, and it scares her to death.
February 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is feeling insecure about choosing the right secured credit card.
September 29, 2015 | Debt.com
Everyone says you need a credit card if you want good credit. Here’s why everyone is wrong.
August 26, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader says one thing, her husband another.
August 20, 2015 | Debt.com
They may be young, but they’re frugal beyond their years.
August 4, 2015 | Debt.com
Your credit score can help you lead a better life. Don’t let it wither and die.
July 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s your business partner. So you need to set aside all emotions when it comes time to sever the relationship.
July 14, 2015 | Debt.com
These cards are uniformly the best for those in uniform.