Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:55 am
By Michelle Crouch ·

Card companies often say yes to requests for breaks, but few cardholders ask.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 10:19 am
By Mike Cetera ·

Here’s a secret the credit card companies would like to keep quiet: Among the most common fees they charge, there’s not a single one you can’t avoid.

Friday, May 30, 2014 9:50 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

An annual fee will show up on your monthly statement. Here’s what to try if you don’t want to pay.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The stereotype of the retiree living off the interest from CDs and savings is gone. The question is, will it ever return? It may take longer than you think.

Thursday, February 09, 2012 4:33 pm
By Janna Herron ·

American Express wants you to pay an annual fee. That’s one of the takeaways from the credit card issuer’s investor call on Wednesday. And they may not be the only one. Company Chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault told analysts this week American Express is “driving card fee revenues.” He noted that many of the issuer’s

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 1:33 pm
By Lucy Lazarony ·

Credit card issuers are looking to woo elite travelers by dropping foreign transaction fees, dropping annual fees for the first year and rolling out hefty sign-up bonuses. Chase announced that it would no longer charge foreign currency conversion fees on the United Mileage Plus Visa and the Continental Presidential Plus card, The New York Times

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:36 pm
By Lucy Lazarony ·

Bank of America will be charging a new $59 annual fee to about 5 percent of its credit card accounts in May, according to an article by the Associated Press. Whether or not a Bank of America credit card customer will be charged the new annual fee depends on a customer’s credit risk profile, AP

Monday, May 10, 2010 2:49 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

Have you been seeing a taller stack of credit card offers in your mailbox lately? That might be because issuers have started to send out more offers, following a year of pullback. A new study from Synovate, a global marketing research company, shows that issuers sent 481.3 million offers in the first quarter of 2010,

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