Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, November 04, 2010 3:13 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

With the holiday shopping season almost upon us, prepare to be tempted at the register by attractive discounts in exchange for opening up a store credit card account. The question is, are these offers ever worth accepting? While the initial discount is an obvious money saver, store cards have several important drawbacks to consider. As

Monday, July 12, 2010 2:54 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

The Credit CARD Act of 2009, which rolled out its biggest batch of rules in February 2010, eliminated a number of anticonsumer practices used by credit card issuers, such as “any time, any reason” rate increases on existing debt. Among the many provisions in the legislation is a requirement that promotional rates on credit cards