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Tips from Jean Chatzky
Certified Financial Planner
A compilation of credit card news, stories, columns, blogs and video
6 steps to protect your credit card from a data breach
Fortify your wallet against intrusion with these credit card data-breach defenses.
Pay auto loan or credit card with windfall?
The debts that carry the higher interest rate should be the first ones eliminated.
Avoid credit card application risks
Avoid extra credit card applications, unless it's necessary. Too many applications can hurt your credit score.
Ex has to pay our credit card bill. Should he pay interest, too?
You may need to go to court to get him to pay. Here's why.
How to get out of $40K credit card debt
There are ways to whittle down huge debts without filing for bankruptcy. Here are a few.
You can negotiate a balance transfer fee
Use these strategies to cut the cost of transferring a high-interest credit card balance.
Will paying my credit card bill early help my credit score?
The early bird gets the best credit score, though not for the reason you might think.
5 features a good balance transfer credit card must have
Look for these money-saving attributes when shopping for a new credit card.
Credit card balance transfer: A good idea?
Moving a large credit card balance to a low-interest card might sound good -- but is it?
Quiz: What type of credit card do you carry? Let us guess!
What's in your wallet? Marvel at how well we deduce the type of credit card you carry.
Is this dead credit card haunting my credit report?
A card that was closed 15 years ago shouldn't be on your credit report. Rid yourself of it now.
Savings challenge: Pay your credit card bill every week
Will frequent credit card payments help control spending and boost your credit score?
Kids pay off my credit cards when I die?
Weigh these factors when determining who's on the hook for your card debt when you die.
Pick a card: Secured credit cards vs. prepaid cards
Secured and prepaid cards have their pros and cons. Find out which is better for you.
Secured and prepaid cards: What's the difference and how do they work?
When looking into these types of cards, consider their differences before signing up.
My ex and I have joint credit card debt. How do I force her to pay?
Check your divorce order first. But know that leaving debt unpaid hurts both of you.
6 ways to deal with no credit history
These tips can help you build credit, even if your credit history is sparse.
I accidentally applied for a credit card and got approved. Can I cancel?
Nah, but keeping the card could help your credit score in the long term. Here's how.
5 ways to rebuild credit after bankruptcy
It's possible to improve your credit even before the bankruptcy is off your record. Here's how.
5 ways smartphones have changed the prepaid card game
Smartphone innovations are changing the way we use prepaid cards.
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