Credit Cards


The color of debt

Oct 8, 2015
How collection suits squeeze black neighborhoods: a ProPublica investigation with Marketplace.
Posted In: ProPublica, debt collection, race, auto loan, Credit Cards
The average FICO score is the highest it's been since 2005.

Credit: What's in your wallet?

Aug 21, 2015
Americans' FICO scores are on the rise. What's going on?
Posted In: credit score, consumers, Credit Cards

Where you live will cost you

Jul 27, 2015
A look at credit card burden in some of the largest U.S. cities.
Posted In: credit card debt, Credit Cards, geography

Fraud-resistant credit cards are a long time coming

Feb 27, 2015
Only 1/3 of U.S. credit-card holders have fraud-resistant microchip-enabled cards
Posted In: Credit Cards, data security, consumer
People walk by a window sticker advertising Visa and MasterCard credit cards in San Francisco, California.

Some new credit cards are more secure than others

Jan 6, 2015
Not all new cards with security chips also have PINs.
Posted In: Credit Cards, hackers, security chips, Banks

My money story: Comedian Andy Kindler

Sep 17, 2014
How Andy Kindler learned to love his credit card debt.
Posted In: my money story, debt, Credit Cards, comedian

Target CEO steps down in security breach aftermath

May 5, 2014
Gregg Steinhafel resigns as company seeks to rebuild its reputation.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, consumer data, data breach, data security

Choose the right number of credit cards

Feb 21, 2014
A listener asks if there is a problem with having 10 to 15 active credit cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Feb 7, 2014
Why moving to cash instead of credit has its own set of problems.
Posted In: cash, Credit Cards, Target

Free checking accounts weren't making banks money. Go figure.

Feb 6, 2014
More and more banks introduce fees for checking accounts
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards, debit cards, bank fees