Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:01 am
By Sally Herigstad ·

Seemingly innocent use of another’s card can lead to legal trouble.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:55 am
By Allie Johnson ·

You can boost a child’s credit, but cards’ policies vary widely.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 5:55 am
By Allie Johnson ·

Having a card handy in a foreign land can ease parents’ anxiety.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:55 am
By Erica Sandberg ·

You added a guest to your card. It backfired. What now?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:26 am
By Janna Herron ·

Chase is no longer offering joint credit card accounts, joining American Express and Capital One.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:52 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Suri Cruise has a credit card with her name on it. Parenting advice aside, is it actually possible?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:56 am
By Lucy Lazarony ·

When it comes to credit cards, younger consumers want more credit. One-fifth of consumers under the age of 25 say they will open a new credit card account in 2011, according to a study by Auriemma Consulting Group, a firm based in New York that serves the financial services industry. A new federal law has

Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:56 pm
By Lucy Lazarony ·

Getting a credit card may get tougher for stay-at-home moms. A proposed rule from the Federal Reserve Board could prevent a stay-at-home mom without independent income from being approved for a credit card in her own name. According to the proposed rule, credit card issuers must consider a person’s independent income rather than household income

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:01 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

Today I’m answering three credit card questions that landed in my column inbox. My wife had a credit card with a retail store. She listed me as an authorized user. I was not aware of this. She let this card go and it got charged off. (It was only $250. If she had told me about it,