Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell ·

The next debit card you get will probably have a little golden chip in it, and that’s a good thing.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:58 pm
By David McMillin ·

Study: Here’s why Americans believe prepaid cards are great for personal finances.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:05 am
By David McMillin ·

Prepaid card issuers are feeling new pressure to offer clear fee descriptions.

Friday, January 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Issues with closing or managing a bank account made up the bulk of complaints.

Friday, May 17, 2013 1:24 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Google is rolling out the ability to send money as an email attachment through its Google Wallet service.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:21 pm
By Claes Bell ·

A global ring of thieves drained $40 million from ATMs worldwide in less than 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:18 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

FICO names California, Florida and the Northeast as the nation’s ATM fraud hot spots.

Friday, February 01, 2013 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell ·

The CFPB is taking a closer look at deals between banks and colleges to market and issue financial products to students.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:39 pm
By Claes Bell ·

A computer glitch at JPMorgan Chase & Co. temporarily disabled government benefit cards for millions. Could something similar happen to debit cards?

Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:54 am
By Judy Martel ·

You wouldn’t want to put this baseball card in your bicycle spokes: A 1909 card of Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner, whose nickname was “The Flying Dutchman,” will probably sell at auction for between $1.2 million and $1.5 million. The card is owned by a Texas businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

Photo: Bloomberg

In his 21-year career with the Pirates, Wagner hit a career batting average of .327 and was known as one of the greatest players of the time. If you’re thinking anyone would be crazy to buy a baseball card for $1 million plus, it’s actually less than half the price of another Wagner baseball card.