9 Ways to Lose Weight and Pay Off Debt at the Same Time

If you ate too much — and spent too much — over the holidays and into the beginning of the new year, you’re probably staring at two frustratingly large numbers: one on your credit card statement and another on your bathroom scale. Why not tackle both of them together? Here are some great ways to … Read more9 Ways to Lose Weight and Pay Off Debt at the Same Time

3 Big Reasons to Make Small Purchases With Your Credit Card

For small purchases, cash remains king, a recent CreditCards.com survey shows. But paying with physical dollars and cents can sometimes be a mistake. The survey found that 45 percent of adults in the U.S. who have rewards credit cards opt to pay cash for items under $10. That means these folks are passing up opportunities … Read more3 Big Reasons to Make Small Purchases With Your Credit Card

What’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about credit scores — specifically, about techniques to improve a credit score as quickly as possible. This is a question I’ve been addressing, in one form or another, since I started Money Talks News … Read moreWhat’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

The 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Credit Card Balances

Asier Romero / Shutterstock.com Whether it’s to pay for wants or just to pay for necessities, Americans are accumulating more credit card debt. A recent CompareCards.com study found that credit card balances increased by an average of 3.6 percent from September 2017 to September 2018 in the nation’s 50 biggest metropolitan areas. And the average … Read moreThe 10 U.S. Cities With the Highest Credit Card Balances

3 Cards Offering Zero Percent APR Until 2020

Sometimes, the coolest thing about a credit card is the rewards — cash back, hotel points, travel miles, oh my! But sometimes, what you really need in a credit card is a way to lighten the load of other credit cards. If you have balances on high interest rate cards, check out these offers for … Read more3 Cards Offering Zero Percent APR Until 2020

6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement

Many seniors probably don’t consider building and maintaining credit to be a top financial issue. After all, the home and car are paid off, and everything else is contained within a careful budget, right? Not exactly. While that might have been the norm for retirees in the past, it is changing now. In fact, during … Read more6 Ways to Keep a Stellar Credit Score in Retirement

Earn a Quick 50,000 Miles or $500 Cash Bonus With These New Card Offers

If you’re running a business, you know that you need to keep an eye on every expense and every income stream. Every buck counts. That’s where two new credit cards from Capital One come in — with generous cash back or mileage rewards that can help boost your bottom line. Capital One Spark Miles for … Read moreEarn a Quick 50,000 Miles or $500 Cash Bonus With These New Card Offers

Car Dealers Reveal the Most Costly Leasing Mistakes

Leasing a new car instead of buying one makes a lot of sense — until you check under the metaphorical hood. Here are some of the common, and costly, mistakes consumers make again and again, according to new-car dealers who spoke anonymously to Money Talks News: Rolling negative equity into your payments Yes, you can … Read moreCar Dealers Reveal the Most Costly Leasing Mistakes

The Best Credit Card for Cheap Travel — and Our Second Favorite

Hey, travelers, or wannabe travelers: Get where you’re going cheaper, upgrade flights and save on luxury lodging by getting yourself signed up for the right credit card. There are lots of cards out there — some are hotel loyalty programs, others give you points to redeem for flights on specific airlines. But the trick is … Read moreThe Best Credit Card for Cheap Travel — and Our Second Favorite

7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt

Christmas may now be past, but holiday credit card bills can haunt you well into the new year. Maybe you spent more than you planned on a last-minute gift or sprang for dinner for unexpected holiday guests. Decembers tend to bust the best of budgets. But a new year offers the chance to wipe the … Read more7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt