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Why Was Your Credit Card Transaction Denied?

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

We've all had these moments: You're at a romantic restaurant and the evening went great. But just as you and your date are readying to leave, an embarrassed waiter appears and whispers, "I'm afraid your card has been denied." So much for romance. Why do credit card transactions get denied and what can you do to prevent it?

Household Finance vs. Economic Policy Making: Better Decisions Can and Should Be Made Using Real-Time Economic Data

Steve Schultz | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Steve Schultz

In the world of personal finance, where consumers constantly are forced to make decisions about daily cash-flow and paying bills, the availability of up-to-date reliable financial information is critical.

Life After Debt: The Other Half of the Battle

Kevin Yu | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Stare debt in the face and be honest with yourself. You shouldn't be ashamed of once being in debt, it happens to the best of us. So why do people fall into debt?

Teach Your College Student to Use Credit Wisely

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Students take all kinds of things to college with them, but perhaps the most useful item -- and potentially the most financially dangerous -- could be a credit card.

Are We Using Credit More but Enjoying It Less?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Nearly three in four Americans report having frozen or cut back their use of credit cards in recent times. But of the more than one in four who are spending more on their cards these days, more than half report using their credit cards to help cover basic needs.

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.

Boost Your Credit Score

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

Because 30% of your FICO score is based on amounts owed on revolving credit, I can't say it enough: watch your balances!