Recent changes in household balance sheets can be viewed as a glass half-full or half-empty. But there are some traps lurking behind an apparent reduction in overall debt.
Delta's new airline mileage deal is a deliberate attempt to reward its high-spending customers and take from the unwashed 99 percent -- further widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.
With the most recent recession and America still trying to dig its way out of debt, many are balking at credit cards in a way that we never have before. With high interest rates and countless fees being tacked on to our debt, it seems like credit cards are used more as a torture device than a helpful crutch through difficult financial situations.
While access to credit enables us to carry these kinds of debts, they hurt our ability to gain more access to credit - so the big-screen television you buy today could well be the one thing that prevents you from getting a mortgage on the perfect house next year.
In the aftermath of a security breach at Target that compromised more than 40 million credit and debit cards and an attack on Neiman Marcus that affected 1.1 million cards, banks, credit card providers and merchants have renewed efforts to protect payment information.
I can try to adult-ify my apartment all I want, but one thing remains true--my finances need to be handled, and I'm the only one who can take control of them.
As I was watching the Olympics this past weekend, I was constantly struck by the skill, grace, and pure talent each competitor exhibited. However, as ...
I took my debt by the horns and rode it right out of my life.
It's bad enough that major retailers haven't protected us. Don't make it worse by creating your own vulnerabilities.
Don't let anyone use a fear tactic to scare you into thinking all credit card use will end in financial ruin.
You should explain to them about credit and how swiping a credit card doesn't mean you don't have to pay for things. After you buy something with your credit card, show them your monthly bill after so they understand how credit cards work.
A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!
I get this question a lot, a WHOLE lot: 'Tiffany, how do I settle my credit card debt?' If you have credit card debt and you want to settle it (pay less than what is owed), here's how...
Financially speaking we all have made mistakes. Even me! I made some whoppers. I'm still human, and from time to time react with emotion instead of logic regarding my favorite green paper. I'm going to share four of those whopper mistakes I made early on.
The four-letter word in the economy today is debt. Debt lies at the heart of the Fitch Negative Credit Watch and pretty much every other challenge that is going on in the developed world today.
The Virgin America media folks sent me an email today touting the new Virgin America credit cards. One thing caught my eye: get the "premium" version ...