The Pain of Paying

Aug 2, 2017 by

You’ve abandoned cash, right? Cool, but research shows you’re probably spending more as a result.

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Financial Success, Guaranteed!

Aug 17, 2015 by

Nothing’s sure in life. But embrace these 3 money ideals, and you’ll get as close as you can to guaranteeing money success.

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Medical Credit Cards

Jul 16, 2015 by

Think your doctor or dentist or vet is doing you a favor by offering a credit card right in her or his office to help you pay for procedures? Guess what I think? 🙂

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Your Credit Score #3

Nov 11, 2014 by

“Age of Credit” accounts for 15% of your FICO® credit score. But what is it? And are you screwed on this one if you happen to be young?

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Pay Early, Get Late Fee?

Nov 4, 2014 by

You made a credit card payment early, and your reward was a late payment fee. How can this happen?

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Your Credit Score #2

Oct 30, 2014 by

Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!

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Your Credit Score #1

Oct 28, 2014 by

30% of your credit score depends on your “credit utilization”. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you best manage your utilization of credit?

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Negative Option Marketing

Oct 14, 2014 by

This unfortunately legal practice results in widespread unauthorized recurring credit card charges. Tip: Carefully check your statement!

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Balance Transfer Done Right

Sep 25, 2014 by

A credit card balance transfer can help with a debt problem. But only if you do it right!

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Smart Cards Coming to U.S.

Sep 2, 2014 by

Credit cards with embedded chips and beefed up security features are at last being introduced in the U.S. Will “smart cards” end credit card fraud?

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