Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:55 am
By Susan Johnston Taylor ·

Financial institutions are upping the ante by launching chatbots to interact with customers.

Friday, February 17, 2017 2:42 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel ·

Earn bonus sign-up points with Starwood Preferred AmEx’s limited time offer

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:27 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

United States consumers owe — or likely will very shortly — $1 trillion on their credit cards. Congratulations, America?

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:37 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

In total, fraudsters stole nearly $16 billion, according to the report, or nearly $1 billion more than in 2015.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Opening a credit card for emergencies could help your credit — if you use the card properly.

Monday, December 26, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

You can comfortably assume when you open a new credit card and transfer balances from one or several other cards to it, something will happen to your credit score.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

Some credit cards will refund the difference on a new purchase made with that card if you later find another merchant selling the same item at a lower price.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:53 am
By Mike Cetera ·

The warning signs are usually right in front you, but that just may be the toughest place to spot a problem.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

I set my annual gift budget based on the amount of cash-back rewards I’ve earned throughout the year. If it’s been a good spending year, bully for my gift recipients. Otherwise, sorry I’ve been a Scrooge.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

If you’ve purchased a home in the last six months, now might be the time to apply for a credit card with a zero percent interest introductory offer.

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