Beginning Sunday, merchants will be allowed to charge a fee for accepting MasterCard and Visa. It remains to be seen if they will.
Having the right credit card can help you pay down debt faster, earn rewards and build your credit score.
Want to rebuild credit, maximize rewards or get the lowest possible interest rate? Stay away from these cards.
Those marketed to Muslims, for example, don't charge interest on outstanding balances. And Chinese cards are neither MasterCard nor Visa.
American Express will pay more than $100 million to settle allegations that it misled consumers.
Some are offering very lucrative sign-up bonuses and others have excellent continuing rewards that set them apart.
As banking fees rise, more Americans are turning to prepaid cards -- but how do you decide if it's right for you?
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The company is looking at futuristic ways of providing information to users. Chip implants are a long ways off, however.
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