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Why is my bank offering me more cash back rewards?

May 13, 2013
Banks are desperate to get new business from stable, responsible borrowers. So they're amping up the credit card perks.

Retailer sues Visa: Are credit card companies too strict on hacking?

Mar 19, 2013
Tennessee-based retail chain Genesco is suing Visa, saying the penalty it paid for a data breach was wrong.

How credit card fee reform impacts consumers

Jul 16, 2012
This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.

Visa, Mastercard reach $7 billion settlement over fees

Jul 16, 2012
Visa, Mastercard, and some big banks agreed to pay $6.6 billion late Friday to end a fight over fees they charge retailers. And the settlement is likely to affect all of us.

Europe and a credit card

Jun 4, 2012
Hi! I'm living in Europe for a year or so, but all my bank accounts are still in the U.S. I've been using my credit card for everything and paying off the balance monthly. Is this bad credit card behavior? Could I be hurting my credit score? Thanks! Alexa, Baltimore, MD

Living a cashless life

Mar 16, 2012
Almost everyone takes plastic these days, but it’s not like pot dealers take cards... or do they?
We seem to be heading toward a society where cash simply isn’t welcome.
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Deceased dog gets credit card offer

Feb 20, 2012
In Ontario, Canada, one dog has a credit offer most of us can only dream of.

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A dream and a credit score

Jan 6, 2012
''m curious about safe ways to establish credit. I have ambitions to run my own cafe and coffee roastery one day. Having a good credit history is going to be key. But, I hate the idea of spending money that I don't have and keeping track of interest rates. Are there any cards or plans I should look into, with this in mind? Charlie, Philadelphia, PA

A New Year's resolution: Eliminate debt

Jan 3, 2012
My husband and I have made pretty bad and spontaneous financial decisions that have brought us a lot of debt. Our plan for 2012 is to get out of debt and start saving more, since we depleted our savings in the past 2 years. I would like to know how to start getting rid of this debt in the smartest way and how to save significantly at the same time. Carla, Boston, MA