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Price Hike for Plastic

For years, retailers had to pay a fee to Visa and MasterCard when shoppers used their cards. But merchants technically weren’t allowed to pass along that surcharge to customers. Until now. Thanks to a recent settlement between merchants and the...

Get More Points in Your Favor

Frequent flyer miles. Hotel rewards. Credit card points. The more you have, the more perks you get. To amass as many points as possible, Brian Kelley, a.k.a. The Points Guy, shared some insider tips. Earn while you eat. Register your credit card...

4 Top Cash-Back Cards

You hear about cash-back cards all the time—but which ones deliver the goods? These four cards deliver the most buck for your bang. But remember: As with most rewards cards, you MUST pay your balance in full and on time each month or get hit with...

Protect Yourself from Overdraft 'Protection'

Account busters Banks make billions by charging people overdraft "protection" fees. The Center for Responsible Lending says that banks took in about $24 billion in 2008; estimates for 2009 are well over $30 billion. New federal rules take effect...

Is Your Spouse Hiding Debt?

Erica Sandberg is a credit expert and columnist for Creditcards.com. She is also the author of "Expecting Money: The Essential Financial Plan for New and Growing Families." To read the original article click here.Q: I just checked my credit...

Debt Diet Part III, Time to File Bankruptcy?

  This post is a follow-up to Debt Diets Part I and Part II. Mary Reed and Gerri Detweiler are co-authors of "Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights." They also answer debt questions at...

Your (New & Improved?) Credit Card

The CARD Act of 2009, which takes effect on Monday, reins in some nasty practices, but leaves some loopholes you need to be aware of. It's still up to you to know the terms of your cards, read the fine print and stay on top of any shenanigans...

Fuzzy Math Recovery (winners announced!)

Many thanks to all those who participated in last week's pop quiz!Congratulations to Sophia and Kristina, our two winners! Although several other readers came close—Stephanie, Amanda, Kateh, Jordana, Debi, Beth, Di, Jamie—we regret to report that...

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