Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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,