CHICAGO, March 3- New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. Anre Williams, president of global merchants services at American Express, cited cost and complexity as reasons for not issuing PIN numbers, which would require a much...» Read More
Taming credit-card debt should be everyone's priority for 2009.
The world of credit is in for a major shake-up in the new year. Here's what John Ulzheimer predicts.
We finally have legal protection against card companies raising interest rates on our exisiting balances. Here's what else we can expect.
Now that he’s won the White House, the biggest question on the minds of many Americans is how the sweeping tax law changes he’s proposed will affect them in the years to come.
Several times a day, without even realizing it, we hand over some of our most sensitive information to strangers: our credit card numbers.
Consumers will be shielded from increases in interest rates on existing account balances on their credit cards under new rules being adopted by federal regulators.
The Fed and Treasury have already had to institute a program to help institutions buy securities backed by credit card debt so that these companies can keep extending people credit. If we pass laws saying they can't charge high rates, they'll do even less lending.
Debt relief companies don't do anything you can't do yourself - and they ruin your credit doing it.
It is surprising to me that there is not more consumer advocacy on the subject of credit card interest rates. They are utterly abusive to consumers while reaping extraordinary profit margins for the lenders.
You could be paying for services you aren't even using if you don't read the fine print.
The number of American homeowners dragged into the housing crisis fell last month to the lowest level since June as new state laws lengthened the foreclosure process, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.
It may be your last best option. But you better know what you're doing before you go through with it.
One way to do that is to absolutely, no matter what, avoid the trap of retail store credit cards.
Increase you deductions, donate to charity, watch your withholding, convert to a Roth IRA and sell losing stocks. Here's how and why.
In an economy like this, everyone's looking to take some of the sting out of their losses, but make sure don't get stung by scam artists in the process. A guide to the beguiling.
Many Americans may only be concerned with filing their taxes by the April 15 deadline, but if you want to take full advantage of the savings to which you may be entitled, it’s essential to takes some steps before you celebrate the holidays are over.
Even if you the financial crisis has caused major losses in your investment portfolio. that doesn't mean you're without capital gains. And even if you are, there's a a bit of silver lining to all those losses.
Store-issued credit cards are hurting your credit without you even knowing it.
John Ulzheimer lists the steps you must take when you decide to tell your credit-card provider that 'it's over.'