December 6, 2011

7 Dangers of Debit Cards

When you’re strapped for cash, it’s often easier to opt for plastic instead.  But at many places the choice shouldn’t be between paper and plastic, but […]
December 2, 2011

Gifts That Teach Kids About Money

How much money will you spend on presents for the kids this holiday season?  According to the National Retail Federation, the average shopper will spend about […]
November 29, 2011

Credit Scores – Things that Do/Don't Matter

Nearly 1 in 6 people believe race and gender affect their credit score, according to a recent VISA study published last month.  The study reveals a lot […]
November 21, 2011

Think Small This Saturday – November 26, 2011

In a few days, thousands of small businesses across the U.S. that take the American Express card will promote Small Business Saturday — an initiative meant […]
November 17, 2011

Jerks Have Best Credit; Nice Guys Finish Last

If you’re cranky, selfish, rude or all-around disagreeable, your grouchiness comes with one big silver lining: You’re likely to have better credit than people who are […]
November 13, 2011

Save Another $500 Tax-Free

Thanks to the new cost-of-living adjustments recently announced by the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers can stash an extra $500 in their 401(k) retirement piggy banks next […]
November 3, 2011

3 Things Credit Card Companies Won’t Tell You

After the CARD Act regulations squeezed banks’ profit margins, some abusive practices were ended while new loopholes opened.  Underwriting, which is the process issuers and banks […]