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Feb 15, 2011 12:10PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

One benefit of the financial crisis is that people have become more knowledgeable about credit reports and credit scores. But some false beliefs persist.

Feb 14, 2011 12:32PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

A 1990 law was intended to protect consumers' privacy, court rules.

Feb 9, 2011 10:43AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Issuers are pushing co-branded cards, but consumers can often benefit, too.

Feb 8, 2011 8:26PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

Sure, Valentine's Day is full of romantic bliss, but it's only 24 hours. A good relationship needs to be on solid ground all year long -- just like your credit rating.

Feb 2, 2011 10:56AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

It used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore.

Jan 25, 2011 12:35PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Using your phone to buy lattes and airline tickets comes with financial pitfalls.

Jan 19, 2011 4:01PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Big changes are in the works for credit cards this year, as issuers try to make them more profitable.

Jan 17, 2011 7:32PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

PenFed takes first place, First Premier is last, and the short-lived Kardashian Kard is the most-hated.

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