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.
Debtors' prisons may have been outlawed in the 1800s, but residents of some states are being arrested over unpaid bills.
Proposed legislation would limit how much credit card companies can charge merchants who accept their cards. Is this a good thing?
About 50 million American adults don't have enough credit data to generate a regular credit score.
They're lobbying hard against proposals to regulate them, and asking their customers to speak out on their behalf.
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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