The delinquency rate on credit cards was down to its lowest level since 1994, according to second-quarter reports. Meanwhile, credit card borrowing is inching up.
Look for higher interest rates on mortgages, just for starters. Rates for other consumer loans, including credit cards, also could be affected.
There is a plastic ceiling -- credit cards that will be denied to you no matter how high your credit scores are.
Just like the government, consumers have depended too much on borrowing and debt. Here's how to balance your personal budget.
You have to show you've been responsible with the borrowing power you already have before credit card companies will increase your limit.
With all the great rewards being offered right now, there's no reason to settle for offers like these. Here's how to compare.
Shrewd credit card customers are using the U.S. Mint's coin-buying program to rack up loads of frequent-flier miles.
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