Because swiping a card is less painful -- and less limiting -- than taking money out of your wallet, it's easy to get into debt. Climbing out is harder, but it can be done.
You could get turned down for your 'preapproved' credit card, and you might get a lower interest rate if you shop around on your own.
A growing number of consumers under the age of 35 are foregoing credit cards in favor of cash or debit cards to make purchases.
The right rewards card can reduce the burden of rising prices at the pump.
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.
An expert foresees many positive developments for consumers on the personal finance front.
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