Not using the magic plastic properly and responsibly can be ruinous to your credit rating and financial health.
Most credit cards offer insurance protection if you use them to rent a car. But some have better coverage than others.
Credit cards are convenient and offer protection against theft and loss -- and, of course, some offer miles and other rewards. Not everyone is enamored with plastic, though.
Don't get caught up in a financial scam when you're on vacation.
It's convenient, and chances are you're getting a lot of travel miles to boot. But there are some downsides to saying 'Charge it!' when you travel.
The bad news: There's no way to completely eliminate junk calls, mail and email. The good news: You can slow the flood to a trickle in a matter of minutes. Here's how.
The Founding Fathers likely wouldn't approve of many of the terms and conditions we agree to for loans and credit cards.
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