For the first time, the state’s graduating high school students must demonstrate a basic understanding in 14 areas of …
It’s Time to Forgive the Big Banks
Consumers still blame big banks for many of their economic woes. But it’s time to move on.
PayPal President Gets His Credit Card Hacked
PayPal President David Marcus has been the victim of credit card fraud, he said on Monday. The leader of the online payments company revealed via Twitter that his credit card information had been stolen on a trip to the United …
Russian Teen Suspected as Author of Target Hacking Code
But he likely didn’t steal the cards himself
The 2013 Holiday Season’s Hottest Online Sales Trick
As in most years, cheap prices and free shipping are key factors in getting consumers to bite when browsing online. But this holiday season, the hot trend among those pushing the envelope in e-commerce is shipping that’s not only …
Lumps of Coal: The Worst Store Credit Card Offers of the Season
This time of year, you can hardly stroll past a store or log onto a retailer’s website without getting bombarded with offers for special financing via that merchant’s proprietary credit card. Many of them tout no-interest financing for a year, two years — sometimes even longer. But not all of these deals are created equal. All come …
6 Tips to Maximize Credit Card Rewards
Rewards are the primary reason people pick one credit card over another, but many of us don’t really understand the rewards programs that are driving our choices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating how
The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels
There is a way to book flights and hotels all over the world without spending your own money. It’s called travel hacking, and it’s something that hardcore travelers around the world do with almost religious like fervor.
Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free
Getting a free credit score is generally no easy feat, but people with credit cards issued by Barclaycard US and First Bankcard no longer have to jump through hoops to see their FICO score.
This Incredibly Common Practice Could Tank Your Credit
Revolve a balance on your credit cards? It’s something many of us do, especially as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. But consider yourself warned: It could also be viewed as a red flag by lenders, especially if …
Millennial Shoppers: Big on Browsing, Not Splurging
The millennial generation is easily the most studied demographic since their parents, the Baby Boomers. This is not only because Americans are always fascinated by youth culture, and that millennials are growing up during a …
0% Balance Transfers Are Tempting, But Beware the Risks
Credit card companies are dishing out sign-up deals the likes of which customers haven’t seen since before the recession — but look before you leap, because these enticing offers come with some real risks.