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Aug 18, 2010 5:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The new rules improve the chances that you'll get more value from the card before it expires or inactivity fees eat up the balance.

Aug 17, 2010 9:10PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Credit cards are a great way to pay for nearly everything while traveling, if used correctly and with caution.

Aug 13, 2010 2:44PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Confusing my credit card with my debit card at the ATM is going to cost me.

Aug 4, 2010 12:26PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Consumer groups are worried that banks are finding clever ways around new regulations designed to protect credit card customers.

Jul 27, 2010 8:11PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Analysis finds that 80% of Americans can't read well enough to understand the average credit card agreement.

Jul 27, 2010 4:38PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

A new study says credit card fees and rewards are subsidized by consumers who pay with cash, including low-income folks. Is that fair?

Jun 21, 2010 6:04PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

If you have a debit card, the cost for using it is likely to drop -- for your local merchant.

Jun 15, 2010 5:14PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Regulators cap late fees at $25, ban 'inactivity fees' and other piling-on tactics.

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