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Jul 8, 2011 7:52AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The first general-purpose credit cards were made of paper and had a credit limit of $300. My, how things have changed.

Jun 23, 2011 10:38PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The Credit CARD Act is unfairly blamed for higher interest rates, while the cause is something quite larger.

Jun 3, 2011 12:37PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

The Credit CARD Act made it tougher but not impossible for college students to get credit cards. Here's how you can still obtain a card and how to manage it responsibly.

Jun 2, 2011 8:46AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The popular radio show host says credit cards should be avoided. But do his arguments make sense?

Jun 1, 2011 10:30AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

In yet another sign the credit crunch may be ending, some banks are offering loans to consumers with shaky credit.

May 31, 2011 9:30AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Some card companies have policies that restrict even legal purchases.

May 24, 2011 7:45PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Carb Hub offers a list of what it calls 'the worst credit cards on the market.'

May 23, 2011 8:43AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

I bowed to pressure and broke my personal rule never to open a store account. Here's what happened.

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