Not everyone agrees on what we should and shouldn't carry, but it's wise to be cautious.
At 25% interest, a store card doesn't compute if you don't pay it off every month. A check card might be a better choice.
If you have a debit card, the cost for using it is likely to drop -- for your local merchant.
Regulators cap late fees at $25, ban 'inactivity fees' and other piling-on tactics.
Proposed legislation would limit how much credit card companies can charge merchants who accept their cards. Is this a good thing?
We pity the poor concierges who had to respond to these questions.
It's been less than three months since the CARD Act changed credit card statements, and there's already evidence that it's helping.
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