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Newsletter archives

2014


    1. Jan 30: 1099-C surprise: IRS tax follows canceled debts
    2. Jan 23: 8 myths about settline credit card debt
    3. Jan 16: 6 ways NOT to pay off card debt
    4. Jan 9: The financial power of negative thinking
    1. Feb 27: 4 helpful tips when calling customer service
    2. Feb 20: Surprise! Your card may call in the repo man
    3. Feb 13: 8 savvy habits of high-volume card users
    4. Feb 6: 6 exceptions for paying tax on forgiven debt
    1. Mar 27: Pros, cons of paying taxes with plastic
    2. Mar 20: Who pays when kids rack up card charges?
    3. Mar 13: 9 signs your spouse is a financial bully
    4. Mar 6: What happens to card debt after death?
    1. Apr 24: Cashless toll roads and rental cars: 6 tips
    2. Apr 17: YOLO: When is it OK to splurge?
    3. Apr 10: Beware! Forgiven debt can carry tax penalty
    4. Apr 3: Statutes of limitations for credit card debt
    1. May 29: 4 ways crooks cash in on your personal data
    2. May 22: CFPB: Credit scores for medical debt are unfair
    3. May 15: Rebuilding bad credit in 5 really slow steps
    4. May 8: Court judgments for debt: Your options after the gavel
    5. May 1: Debt rises by 5 percent in top 20 US cities
    1. Jun 26: 10 times NOT to use credit cards
    2. Jun 19: What's your 'real' FICO score? All of the above
    3. Jun 12: Are schools putting your child's information at risk?
    4. Jun 5: Dragnet Nation' author: Can I have my privacy back?
    1. Jul 31: 4 reasons college students need a credit card
    2. Jul 24: 30 renowned restaurants that don't take credit cards
    3. Jul 17: Debt and divorce: 5 steps to make a clean credit split
    4. Jul 10: How to find your credit card security code
    5. Jul 3: Minimum card payments rising
    1. Aug 28: Poll: Cash or card for $5 purchase?
    2. Aug 21: 6 signs of bad financial advice
    3. Aug 14: 8 ways to get friends to repay a personal loan
    4. Aug 7: Ready to pay rent with credit card?
    1. Sep 25: Poll: Asking for better credit card terms pays off
    2. Sep 18: How to avoid crushing student debt
    3. Sep 11: Average credit card debt: How do you stack up?
    4. Sep 3: Buying a car with a credit card often an uphill fight
    1. Oct 30: EMV switch won't eliminate travel woes
    2. Oct 23: How credit cards impact your credit score
    3. Oct 16: Trip canceled? Your card may reimburse you
    4. Oct 9: One family's triumph over credit card debt
    5. Oct 2: 30 percent utilization rule' is a myth
    1. Nov 25: Survey: 3 in 4 Americans make impulse purchases
    2. Nov 20: Retailer beacons raise privacy issues
    3. Nov 13: Retailer beacons raise privacy issues
    4. Nov 6: Currency changes to aid blind slow to take shape
    1. Dec 31: Mobile apps raise security, privacy issues
    2. Dec 23: Top retailers' return and receipt policies
    3. Dec 18: 7 high-tech holiday scams
    4. Dec 11: Poll: More Americans expect to be in debt forever
    5. Dec 4: How much do banks make off credit card loans?

2013


    1. Jan 31: 1099-C surprise: IRS tax follows canceled debt
    2. Jan 24: 5 credit lessons to teach your daughters
    3. Jan 17: Multiply rewards with prepaid/reload card shuffle
    4. Jan 10: 7 factors that do NOT impact your credit score
    5. Jan 3: When does charging taxes, tuition make sense?
    1. Feb 28: Credit limit trick: Know 'snapshot' date
    2. Feb 14: 11 options for filing tax returns for free
    3. Feb 7: Big credit counseling agencies pay salaries that match
    1. Mar 28: 11 hidden credit card perks
    2. Mar 21: Pros, cons of paying taxes with a credit card
    3. Mar 14: What to expect if sued for card debt
    4. Mar 7: Has your credit report been viewed illegally?
    1. Apr 25: Card application rejected? 3 steps to getting approved
    2. Apr 18: 6 things that won't hurt your credit score
    3. Apr 11: 10 things not to do when applying for a card
    4. Apr 4: Damaged credit: Can you sue?
    1. May 23: Shared accounts: Know the difference
    2. May 16: How to ask for a credit limit increase
    3. May 9: Pay late? Carry a balance? No problem
    4. May 2: Balance transfer card fees drop, add new twist
    1. Jun 27: Attorneys bust 5 bankruptcy myths
    2. Jun 20: 5 top excuses (and fixes) for paying bills late
    3. Jun 13: 6 ways to protect credit after a natural disaster
    4. Jun 6: Same-sex marriage means joint custody of debt
    1. Jul 25: Credit reports now show card bill-paying habits
    2. Jul 18: Cash crisis? How salary advances work
    3. Jul 12: What's the average credit card debt? Take your pick
    4. Jul 4: Using plastic to pay off student loans?
    1. Aug 29: Avoid paying interest on no-interest deals
    2. Aug 22: Card debt negotiation in 3 (not) easy steps
    3. Aug 15: How to dispute bogus credit report inquiries
    4. Aug 8: How 'mindfulness' can curb impulse spending
    5. Aug 1: Rules of the road for improving your credit mix
    1. Sep 26: 4 ways to build credit without a credit card
    2. Sep 19: Are squiggly finger signatures legally binding?
    3. Sep 12: 9 debt myths debunked
    4. Sep 5: Is sharing your credit card ever OK?
    1. Oct 31: 3 ways to curb pre-holiday money stress
    2. Oct 24: Late payments: How high can fines, fees go?
    3. Oct 17: 7 jobs that require great credit
    4. Oct 10: Couple repays $50,000 in debt despite hardships
    5. Oct 3: 12 creepy things data brokers know about you
    1. Nov 27: Gift card scammers skirt security with new tricks
    2. Nov 21: How to ask for a credit limit increase
    3. Nov 14: 10 places where you should not use a debit card
    4. Nov 7: 10 things NOT to do when applying for a new credit card
    1. Dec 31: Top retailers' return policies for items without receipts
    2. Dec 26: How to return, replace a lost or unwanted gift card
    3. Dec 19: Charity gift cards: the gift that lets recipients give back
    4. Dec 12: Just how bad are credit card cash advances?
    5. Dec 5: Can retailers ask for ID with credit card purchases?