Credit Cards


How to live off the credit card grid

Jan 24, 2014
Can you afford to say au revoir to your credit card?
Posted In: Credit card, off the grid, credit, Credit Cards

Lightning Round: Credit cards, how to improve your FICO and more

Jan 7, 2014
For the start of 2014, we're tackling all of your questions about credit cards.
Posted In: ask carmen, lightning round, Credit Cards, credit score, FICO

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

Dec 23, 2013
The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, cybersecurity, data security

Late payments on credit cards near historic lows

Aug 13, 2013
Credit card delinquencies fall to their lowest level in nearly 20 years. One reason: people are paying their credit card bills before other bills.
Posted In: Credit Cards

How to choose the best credit card for you

Aug 2, 2013
Advice on how to take advantage of credit card offers without letting credit companies take advantage of you.
Posted In: Credit Cards, financial advice

Your credit questions answered

Aug 2, 2013
From credit cards to credit scores, personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers your questions about getting in and out of debt.
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card debt

Your first credit card stories

Aug 2, 2013
Listeners tell us about their first credit cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Five credit tips

Aug 1, 2013
Remember these five tips on credit and debt from today's Marketplace Money.
Posted In: credit, Credit Cards, debt

Financial Feud: Earn reward miles vs. Avoid the bills

Jun 27, 2013
What do you think of airline credit cards: a great way to earn miles or a pain in the neck? Our experts help a listener named Debbie resolve the financial feud she's been having with her husband. See what they say and weigh in.
Posted In: Airlines, rewards cards, Credit Cards

Why your credit card's magnetic strip is vulnerable

May 10, 2013
Despite knowing a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. Why?
Posted In: Credit Cards