Credit card confusion: how do I earn those rewards?

It’s a strange contradiction. Credit cards that offer rewards are more popular than ever. And yet, many people who have these cards...

7 huge back-to-school shopping mistakes

Yes, it’s time for back-to-school shopping again. If you’re on a tight or non-existent budget that can be a real challenge. And after you...

Many Americans have longer relationship with credit card than spouse

Will you be sticking with your credit card longer than your spouse? For some Americans, the answer will be "yes." Overall, we are are...

Credit card rule change to aid stay-at-home spouses

Holly McCall couldn’t believe her application for a credit card was denied.  She’d never been turned down for credit before. And why...

Tipsy shopping can lead to a financial hangover

 Buying under the influence, shopping after chardonnay or drunken shopping. No matter what you call it, shopping after tossing back some...

We're overspending, and we may be in denial about it

It’s no secret that many Americans have long relied on credit cards and other forms of debt to get what we want, or what we need. But a...

Americans are feeling more comfortable about debt

The financial shocks that began in 2007 prompted a lot of Americans to change their free-spending ways, especially when it came to taking...

One in four Americans has more debt than savings

Many U.S. consumers are so deep in a financial hole that even as the economy begins to turn around they can’t quite dig themselves out. A...

The clock is running on America's student loan debt

Student loans are now the No.1 debt burden that Americans carry, eclipsing credit card debt for the first time last year, The New York...

Is America feeling 'frugal fatigue'?

Oh, how quickly we forget. The wounds from the Great Recession have yet to heal, but Americans are once again spending more, saving less...

Really?? Free museum tickets and other little-known credit-card perks

Credit card issuers get all sorts of bad press for taking and taking and taking. They bilk us with high interest rates. They ambush us...

Bad credit? No problem - again

Most of us probably remember the good/bad old days before the financial crisis, when it seemed like anyone with a pulse could get a...

U.S. credit cards to get a high-tech makeover

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