Strategies to build credit include becoming an authorized user on someone else's credit card, acquiring a secured credit card or paying off student loans.
MasterCard says it is extending its zero-liability policy in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions.
A new book by a former Army analyst turned credit counseling agency executive tells veterans how they can get on their financial feet in the civilian world.
Perhaps the Walmart cashier should have gotten suspicious as they causally swiped a stack of credit cards, watching one after another get rejected. But no.
You don't have to pay your credit cards off to boost your credit score. But you do need to come up with a plan for paying down your credit card balances.
Target says it will enable its branded credit and debit card to include the new chip-and-PIN technology, but don't expect other retailers to follow suit.
By taking advantage of credit card promotions, we'll fly free (or close to it) for two years on Southwest. Here's how you, too, can become a travel hacker.
Only 16 percent of us redeem the reward points we earn each year. Why do we love them? Is there a danger in hoarding them? How should we spend them?
Tyson Foods is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club warehouse stores, after customers found small bits of plastic inside.
Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa and MasterCard in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs.
Walmart Stores sued Visa for allegedly conspiring with banks to fix transaction fees, the latest salvo of a multiyear legal fight between retailers and card issuers.
We wanted to pay off $60,000 of consumer debt before our first child was born. It took a few months more, but here's the plan that worked for us.
Target missed multiple opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday shopping season data breach, Senate staffers say in a report.
Consumer chargebacks cost merchants a bundle, and if this refund trend continues, both retailers and consumers will be affected.
Beverly Harzog, a self-proclaimed credit-card addict, reveals how she fell deep in debt using credit cards -- and how she got out again.
Target had the tools in place to stop the Thanksgiving hack before it snagged a single user's data - but it failed. Bloomberg reveals what happened when the alarms went off.
Credit cards provide the same illusion of wealth as a leprechan's pot of gold. Thank goodness there are credit limits to keep us from chasing after the illusion too far.
The silver lining in the cloud of that giant Target data breach includes a yearlong benefit for many Americans, plus a nudge to improve the way they do business online.
The corporate hacks keep coming. The latest target, according to cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs, is the beauty supply chain Sally Beauty.
American Express is seeking to broaden its customer base by offering its first no-fee credit product that grants holders access to all of the lender's rewards programs.
The top U.S. consumer watchdog says he has called and written the heads of big credit card companies to press them to offer free credit scores to customers.