Credit Cards


  • The Bankruptcy Option: More Than Just a Last Resort Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Our credit and consumer expert reveals a new way to think about bankruptcy protection.

  • Four Ways to Cut Your Credit Card Debt Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

    Our credit expert breaks down and grades the different options for digging out of debt.

  • How Bad Can Crisis Get? Watch Credit, Not Stocks Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Global Credit Crisis

    Watching Dow 10,000 fall by the wayside is bad enough.  But while stocks will recover, those hurt by the credit crisis may not.

  • Credit Card Issuers Cracking Down On Consumers Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:01 AM ET
    Credit Cards

    As the credit crunch weighs on the financial services sector, credit card issuers are tightening lending terms with consumers, from lowering borrowing limits to closing dormant accounts, to lower their risk profile.

  • Web Extra: Breaking Down the Bailout Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 10:09 PM ET

    Ending a tumultuous week, in Friday's Web Extra, Carmen breaks down how the bailout vote impacts you and how you should think about preserving your savings.

  • Sell Block: The Dow’s Worst Stock Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:47 PM ET

    This once-great company now operates in some of the worst parts of the economy.

  • Credit Crisis Hitting Home: 'Everybody Cries Together' Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    As the credit crisis spreads around the globe, it is reverberating back to Main Street in ways never seen before.  As such, stories similar to the Hendrick's Turf farm are being played out across America.

  • Web Extra: Rumor Control! Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Is Bank of America closing credit cards to people with bad credit scores? The answer to this and other rumors here.

  • Credit Crunch Likely to Hit Consumers the Hardest Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    The credit freeze, which is shifting into overdrive heading into the holiday season, is expected to hit consumers harder than corporate America.

  • Ulzheimer: The Future of Consumer Credit Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 3:34 PM ET
    Source: Credit.com

    We're about to learn the hard way what I've been saying for years: credit isn't a right, it's a privilege.

  • As Wall Street struggles to find a way forward, many on Main Street are asking how we got here in the first place.

  • Small Business Struggling As Credit Dries Up Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    While most of the nation’s attention is focused on saving behemoth financial firms, small businesses are struggling to ride out a perfect storm of tougher credit conditions in a badly hobbled economy.

  • Ulzheimer: Find Opportunities In the Turmoil Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    If nothing else, this financial crisis affords us all a great opening to re-evaluate our wealth-building strategies, our contributor says.

  • Credit Crunch Crushing Private Student Loan Business Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    As the credit crunch deepens, it's  putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students  able to qualify.

  • The New Credit Score In Town Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Find out if there’s an advantage to Vantage.

  • Watch out, Warren! Your name is getting kicked around in Washington as the common-sense financial wizard the nation needs in these troubled times.

  • Safety Net Is Strong And Wide Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    How safe are your savings and investments and what happens if any of your financial institutions goes belly up? Here’s a who’s–who, what’s-what guide on who stands behind your money.

  • Helping a Viewer Get Her Financial Life Back Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    Brandi is juggling kids, debt and a commitment to go back to school. Our credit expert helps get her on the right track.

  • Living Paycheck to Paycheck On $100,000 Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    Some 21 percent of those with salaries of $100,000 or more say they are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com. So, if you're counting the days to your next payday, here are some tips to break out of the paycheck-to-paycheck syndrome.

  • On the Money Dictionary: Monday, Sept. 8 Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    Need clarification on a term we used on the show? Check here first.