Americans' credit balances have finally begun to rise again, but overall, we're making real improvements in managing our debt. Here's what the trends tell us:
Most Americans get all sorts of credit card offers in the mail. But just because we see them all the time doesn't mean we know exactly what we're dealing with.
Mary and Larry had been married for over 30 years when a few years of bad choices put them $88,557 in credit card debt. But separately and together, they battled back.
As many consumers learn the hard way, your rewards points can be revoked at any time. Here's how it can happen -- and how to protect yourself.
Federal regulators reportedly are preparing to impose a fine of $80 million on JPMorgan Chase relating to its dealings with retail customers during the recession.
A new survey find that about half of Americans aren't totally clear on the terms of their credit card. Here's why we have trouble understanding what we're signing up for.
As your future earnings prospects dwindle, it's vital to get your debt under control. With that in mind, here are four things that those 50 and up should consider.
U.S. consumers trimmed their overall indebtedness in the latest quarter, continuing a nearly five-year trend.
A Russian man tricked a bank into giving him an no-interest, no-limit credit card, and a judge agreed the contract was legal. Now, he's suing them for violating the agreement.
True Link, a new prepaid debit card, lets you keep your elderly relatives from spending all their money on fraudulent charities, scammers or infomercials.
From budgeting mishaps to bad purchases, these money mistakes disguised as financial wisdom may come back to haunt you.
The problem with "free trials" is that they automatically become paid subscriptions if you forget to cancel them. And these "gray charges" cost Americans...
Federal prosecutors say five men managed to steal 160 million credit card numbers. It's the largest data theft case ever prosecuted in the U.S.
If you trusted your son or daughter to keep track of their finances, and they slipped up, what in the world are you supposed to do?
Pennies cost too much to make. Blind people can't tell which bill they're using. And what's up with that pyramid eye? Here are a few ways to change our money for the better.
They might not seem like a big deal, but your bad spending habits are ruining your budget. Here are five common habits that you need to cut out.
As with any holiday, it's easy to spend more than you can afford on the Fourth of July. Here are some tips to keep your budget from exploding.
Killing your credit cards is a good way to get your spending under control. But closing down credit accounts could actually hurt your credit score.
"Free money": If you have good enough credit, chances are you get offered it all the time, through no-interest credit card offers. Here are the best ways to take...
Few of us are financial experts, so when it comes to money matters, we usually welcome advice. The trouble, though, is that not all the financial advice we get is sound.
Americans got better about paying their credit card debt on time in the first quarter, a period when many borrowers use income tax returns to tackle their holiday season debt.