Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, June 24, 2016 2:50 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

How can you best be sure you’re taking full advantage of Brexit-influenced pricing? Use your credit card.

Monday, June 06, 2016 10:38 am
By Mike Cetera ·

A new study finds charge-offs during part of the recession played less a roll in the decline in credit card debt than perhaps once believed.

Friday, June 03, 2016 1:46 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Here are 5 pieces of bad credit advice Trump University employees handed out — all in an alleged effort to coax people to pay thousands of dollars for investing courses.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:34 am
By Mike Cetera ·

Convenience is nice, but it’s not the No. 1 reason why borrowers should consider a personal loan.

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