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Two industry giants are set to face off in court over that chip debit card in your wallet. Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit against Visa on Tuesday, alleging the network is forcing its customers to use signatures in lieu of PINs when paying with chip-based debit cards, The Wall Street Journal reports. This compromises customers’ security, Wal-Mart asserts,... Read More
Given many Americans’ lack of an emergency fund, even smart spenders can finding themselves bumping up against their credit limit. But whether caused by unexpected car repairs or a shopping habit you just can’t seem to kick, maxing out a credit card can cost you — in interest, of course, but also when it comes to your credit... Read More
Sure, you might want a picture of your adorable dog on your credit card, or maybe that adorable photo of you and your fiancé on vacation, but is it worth the money? If you have great credit and are already paying off your credit card balances in full every month, that extra expenditure (nominal, to... Read More
Are you part of the class of 2016? Whether you are finishing high school or graduating from college, many new grads look to apply for a credit card during these times of transition. But with dozens or card issuers offering hundreds of different products, it can be difficult for new graduates to find the card... Read More
If you’ve ever been to a music festival, sports stadium or any other crowded event, you may have been concerned about carrying a purse or wallet, which can not only be cumbersome, but can make you the target of pickpockets. And the alternative of carrying a solitary plastic credit card isn’t much better since they can easily slip out... Read More
EMV chip-enabled credit cards and debit cards may be harder to counterfeit than the good, old magnetic stripe versions, but there is one thing the two payment methods have in common: They can break. That’s exactly what happened to one woman who recently shared her chip card woes with WPTV, telling the Florida NBC affiliate... Read More
Q. I canceled a credit card to stop a company from making auto-renewal charges I couldn’t get them to stop. I’ve heard that businesses can search for other credit cards in your name and charge that. Is that true? — Debtor A. Auto-renewal charges seem convenient, but when you want the charges to stop, some companies... Read More
Would you like a bunch of frequent flyer miles to book an award ticket? If you are into earning frequent flyer miles, then you can get a head start on your next big award trip by signing up for the right credit card and earning a sign-up bonus. How Sign-Up Bonuses Work The credit card... Read More
When is a crying baby on a plane a welcome addition? When the airline offers free flights to everyone onboard if the baby does just enough crying. JetBlue sent a shoutout to parents everywhere, but especially moms, with a Mother’s Day message meant to soothe the frustrations of flying with a cranky baby. The New York-based... Read More
Credit cards can be great for building, maintaining and even improving your overall credit. But when overused, hefty balances can be quite detrimental. Unfortunately, the average cardholder under the age of 52 appears to be carrying big balances, or, more specifically, using an average of 80% of their available credit. That was the finding of a recent TransUnion... Read More
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