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.
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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.
June 9, 2015 | Jason Steele
Gift cards are a terrible present — unless you’re giving them to yourself to multiply your reward points.
June 2, 2015 | Jason Steele
When a computer says no, sometimes a human being says yes.
May 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s wife says more credit cards can reduce their credit card debt.
May 19, 2015 | Jason Steele
This ridiculous fee cost you big, even though it didn’t cost your credit card company anything.
May 13, 2015 | Jason Steele
Here’s what your credit card company doesn’t want you to know: The latest tech will rarely protect you.
May 12, 2015 | Jess Miller
More places — from websites to banks — are offering free credit checks. Here’s why you need to take advantage of that.
May 6, 2015 | Jason Steele
Yes, there are credit cards specifically for people who can’t otherwise get credit cards.
April 29, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Educating your kids now produces smart money managers in the future.
April 28, 2015 | Jason Steele
They prefer cash back to airlines miles, even though the value is less – because so is the hassle.
April 16, 2015 | Jess Miller
April is Financial Literacy Month. But if you’re like most Americans, you may not know what all that stuff means. We break down some key terms for you.
April 14, 2015 | Jason Steele
If you fly a lot and want to save big, one of these cards is a deal. The other is a dud.
April 8, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
These myths could lower your credit score and cause you to spend more money.
April 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader gets 7 easy steps for a no-worry, no-hassle vacation.
April 7, 2015 | Jason Steele
I said it last summer and I’ll say it again: You never need one of things. Never.
April 2, 2015 | Jess Miller
Banks and credit unions are marketing to a whole other demographic. Here’s why that’s good news.
March 27, 2015 | Steve Rhode
And another reader wants to know if she use a credit card or a debit card.
March 19, 2015 | Jess Miller
Here’s what to do if you get scammed, and ways to prevent it happening in the first place.
March 16, 2015 | Jess Miller
These 7 reforms will help protect consumers, but they were overdue — and don’t go far enough.
March 16, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Charging wisely and protecting your identity are important, but we’re obsessed with looking good — and smelling good.
March 11, 2015 | Jason Steele
Not many credit cards automatically double your rewards. This one does.