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The People's Bailout of The People (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street is getting ready to start literally making some debt disappear.

Catherine New

Occupiers' Next Move Is To Bail Out Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money

Occupy Wall Street movement supporters were outraged by the bank bailout. Now they want to start a bailout that people can actually get behind. Dub...

5 Credit Cards Facts You Didn't Know About

Kevin Yu | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

The credit card industry can be tricky and the lack of financial literacy can create a financial nightmare. There's always the "fine print" details that most consumers overlook. How many of these were you aware of?

Catherine New

Poor Turn To Payday Loans To Pay Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The poorest Americans are stringing together multiple high-interest loans each year just to keep the lights on and food on the table, according to a n...

The Seven Emotional Stages of Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Both experiencing the emotional loss of a loved one and the emotional loss of your financial life are similar in some distinct ways. However, the emotional stages of debt also have two additional components that a mortal death does not.

7 Simple Ways to Protect Kids from Over-Spending Online

Women & Co | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

In an age where a simple click can allow kids to unknowingly rack up thousands of dollars in charges, how can parents help children understand the do's and don'ts of online spending?

Catherine New

Watchdog Wins 4 Of 5 Fights For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Dory Hayes' credit card complaint started with an honest mistake. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agreed. When she bought a new couch...

How The Home Shopping Network Turned Me Into A Zebra

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Before I could think it through, I reached for my credit card and phoned the number on the screen. I knew I had to do it immediately because there were only 6,003 Tan Towels left, and their phone lines were lighting up.

Catherine New

Meet The Cash Killers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

Louise Collis likes to ride her bike around the Clarendon Hills suburb of Chicago. What she doesn't like is change -- as in spare change jangling in h...

5 Credit Card Rules for New Grads

Credit.com | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money
Credit.com

If you just graduated, you might be looking forward to managing money on your own. Certainly, it's deliciously liberating. But it can also be tricky.

Forget Credit Scores: The Case for Credit Grades

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

If you've had a headache trying to understand your own credit score, pass the aspirin; you aren't the only one.

Loren Berlin

Have Fair Credit And Looking For A Credit Card? Good Luck.

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

While the economy's fledgling recovery is reviving America's love affair with debt, many credit card companies remain surprisingly cautious in courtin...

Why 'For Sale By Owners' Miss 'The Right Buyer'

Trisha Ocona Francis | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Trisha Ocona Francis

In this tough economic market everyone wants to save money, especially home sellers. A home seller may want to consider or even actually venture into ...

Zach Carter

Pain At The Pump? Convenience Stores Blame Credit Card Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten months after the American retailers won a lobbying victory on Capitol Hill against debit card swipe fees, a trade group representing...

How Not To Break Up With A Credit Card

Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Like Suze Orman says, for some people having a credit card handy is like having an open bottle of booze for an alcoholic. You just can't leave it alone. I like to think I have more self-restraint than Lindsay Lohan at an open bar, but could I trust myself with an extra credit card?

Bank Fraud Watchdogs In Asia 'Have Got A Bicycle' To 'Catch A Ferrari'

Reuters | Eveline Danubrata | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

By Eveline Danubrata SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Many banks still do not have enough teeth to tackle fraud, which costs Asia around $1 billio...

The Value of Delayed Gratification

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

So, how can you raise one of these marshmallow-waiting, money-saving, super-savvy kids? There are lots of tips on waiting and saving in Money as You Grow, a project I am working on as a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

Watch Out For This Sneaky Restaurant Fee

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.15.2012 | Money

It could cost you big bucks to let a premium restaurant reservation go unused. Some high-end restaurants around the country are charging customers any...

Catherine New

More Facebook Friends Could Lead to Better Bank Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

The only thing stopping banks from putting your Facebook page into your credit file is the law. But even that line is growing blurrier. One new ba...

The Fed's New Transparency: Too Much information?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

A series of inaccurate forecasts could make people doubt the ability of the FOMC. Opinions on the new reporting detail will vary, but ultimately the verdict may lay in the hands of whoever eventually succeeds Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman.

Red States Outscored Blue Under Obama

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

It's the classic election year question: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? As the primary season gets under way, expect to hear some version of that question with increasing frequency. Your answer may depend on where you live -- and how you vote.

CardRatings Hall of Shame: Worst Credit Cards of 2011

Curtis Arnold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

It's hard to avoid noticing some offers that would have been better left on a marketing team's whiteboard. Our panel of credit card experts found this year's five worst credit card offers, along with one account that's worthy of a second look.

2011 Editor's Choice Awards, Part 2

Curtis Arnold | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Our second batch of Editor's Choice awards celebrates credit cards that add value by saving us money or by helping us build stronger credit scores.

AmEx Enters Higher Education Marketplace With Prepaid Student Accounts

Turnstyle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee Students at the University of North Florida now only need one item in their wallet to get around campus: their student ID. Starting on ...

Worth More Than A Cow

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Natalie Pace

A young African girl was being sold by her parents to a much older man, who already had three wives. This young woman did something extraordinary. She simply said, "No."