Credit Cards


Settling your tab without a wallet

Jan 12, 2011
A future without a bulky wallet weighing you down may be closer than you think. Steve Henn reports on card-less pay options in development and takes his smartphone, tricked out with a special bankcard chip, for a spin.
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Searching for the right card

Dec 29, 2010
Question: I've been looking for any past blog posts on secured credit cards. Do you have a list or a web site where I can select some secured CC...
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Renting, credit cards, and buzzwords

Dec 23, 2010
Today, Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics released a list of 55 U.S. organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than buy....
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit rating, home prices, homeownership, homes, mid-day update, politics, rent

Americans receive 2.25 billion credit card offers in 2010

Dec 23, 2010
Plastic is back. And a new study shows Americans got a lot more credit card offers this year than last year. Eve Troeh explains.
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Cap on debit interchange fees could lead to other costs

Dec 16, 2010
The Federal Reserve today announced that it wanted to cap debit interchange fees, the money banks often charge retailers when consumers use their debit cards. The cap could cost banks billions in revenue, but as Jeff Tyler reports, they'd find other ways to make it up.
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When your life mirrors a reality show about debt

Dec 11, 2010
Your work becomes a big part of your life, to say the least. But what happens when your life starts reflecting your work -- and your work is on a reality show about people who have accumulated too much debt? Sean Cole goes behind the scenes.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Consumer watchdog boss pushes ahead in interim role

Dec 9, 2010
Elizabeth Warren says she's more focused on protecting consumers than securing a permanent job in her role as interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Posted In: Credit Cards, Economy

Paper or plastic?

Dec 8, 2010
This final note today: Some solace the next time you get stuck behind somebody paying by check in the grocery store. Yes, Mom, I'm talking to you....
Posted In: checks, Credit Cards, debit cards, Retail, spending

Where lending rose and dropped

Dec 7, 2010
And this final note. For all the pronouncements that we'd become better, smarter savers out of the financial crisis, looks like the wallets are out...
Posted In: auto loans, Credit Cards, lending, loans, student loans

Paper checks... Remember those?

Dec 2, 2010
With plastic cards and e-banking, paper checks are going the way of the dinosaurs. Reporter Sally Herships takes a look at the rise and fall of checks.
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards