Credit Cards


  • American Express May Face Moody's Downgrade Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Moody's Investors Service placed on review for possible downgrade the ratings of American Express and American Express Travel Related Services and its rated operating subsidiaries.

  • Consumer Debt Grows At Fastest Rate in 7 Months Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
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    U.S. consumer credit expanded at the fastest rate in seven months in June as Americans turned to their credit cards to keep up spending in the face of rising food and energy costs.

  • Credit Crunch Puts Pinch on Savings: Malpass Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Today’s consumer credit report is expected to show that the economic slowdown caused consumers to borrow less readily in June, but David Malpass, president of Encima Global, disagreed.

  • Web Extra: Digging Out of Debt Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 8:49 PM ET

    Why refinancing your home is not the most effective way to get out of credit card debt.

  • One Family's Fight Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    Brandy is a single mother struggling to pay the bills and now she's about to lose her home. But Carmen's got a plan.

  • John Ulzheimer Answers Your Credit Questions Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    The right way to combine credit cards, raise your credit score and more from On the Money's credit contributor.

  • Credit Card Stocks: Staples, Not Luxuries Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Robert Dodd, analyst at Morgan Keegan, gave his take on the world’s largest credit card companies, MasterCard and Visa.

  • MasterCard Results Beat Estimates, But Shares Fall Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:00 AM ET

    MasterCard posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, but spending volume growth in the United States was weak and investors punished the credit and debit card network's shares.

  • Visa Profit Tops Forecast on Robust Overseas Business Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 5:24 PM ET
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    Visa, one of the world's largest credit card companies, posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings of 59 cents per share—excluding onetime items—on higher international revenue.

  • How to Budget Your Money Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 4:32 PM ET

    Use my money chart to allocate your monthly income and see where you're spending too much.

  • Contributor Blog: Strategic Credit Planning 101 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    When you're debt-free is the best time to start building your credit. Because someday, you're going to need it.

  • Contributor Blog: Credit Confusion? I'm Here to Help Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    How many cards should you keep open at once? Do you have to be rich to have a great credit score? The answers are here.

  • Demystify Your Credit Score Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 4:24 PM ET

    Take the time to learn how this number is decided so you know what you have to do to raise it.

  • American Express Misses, Issues Profit Warning Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    American Express posted second-quarter earnings well below forecasts and issued a dismal forecast, sending its stock down sharply in after-hours trading.

  • Mailbag: Tips for First-Time Homebuyers Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    Plus, how to get back in the game if you lose your home.

  • Australia's Centro Sells US Malls for $714 Million Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:35 PM ET

    Centro Properties Group, a high-profile Australian victim of the global credit crunch, is selling almost all of the shopping malls in its Centro America Fund for $714 million, using the cash to pay down debt.

  • Credit Card Debt: Harder to Talk About Than Sex? Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    What would you rather talk about to someone you just met: Your credit card debt, your salary or your sex life?

  • Buy or Rent? Learn the Rule of 15 Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Many of you have written in asking me to explain this rule of thumb to use in deciding between buying and renting.

  • Consumer Credit Rose by Unexpected $7.78 Billion Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a larger-than-expected $7.78 billion in May, a Federal Reserve report showed.

  • Mailbag: Feeling Overwhelmed By Credit Card Debt? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:05 PM ET

    You're not alone. Here's my advice to a couple of struggling readers. Plus, why you shouldn't pull out of your IRA.

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