Credit Counseling Guide to Debt Management

You may feel like giving up. Suffocating under a mountain of debt can make you feel helpless. Perhaps you’ve even been considering bankruptcy.  The jury

Learning to Trust Credit Cards

Hey Simple Dollar readers, I wanted to share an article by a new contributor to the site, Ellen Gans. In it she examines her own

Understanding How Prepaid Debit Cards as Payroll Works

We’ve spoken before about the ins and outs of prepaid debit cards. They carry both benefits and drawbacks for the everyday consumer. The perks —

When to Use Your Credit Card — and When to Not

Want to become a savvy credit card user? You’ve come to the right place. This article will discuss when to pull out your credit card,

Prepaid Credit Card Right For You?

You know about credit cards and debit cards, and you may even be familiar with secured credit cards, but did you know there’s another option

How to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

$15,216. That number reflects the average US household credit card debt among indebted households. That’s a scary number, and it means that for every household

Credit Card Processing Explained and Mobile Readers Reviewed

Jim McKelvey was a glass artist, creating exquisite hand-blown glass bowls and spiraling faucets. About five years ago, a visitor to Jim’s St. Louis studio

Stoozing Made Simple: A Guide to Earning Extra Cash

You first started stoozing at work. Then your boss caught you. You thought you were going to be fired, until he said he wanted to

Financial Independence: What Does It Mean?

We’d like to thank Experian for having us on their Twitter chat a couple of weeks ago. The topic was financial independence, and we heard


How To Raise Your Credit Score

It may seem difficult, but let’s face it: raising your credit score is easier than lowering your cholesterol. We’re talking about money here, not fried


The Future of Banking and Credit Cards

If you’re a fan of plastic payments, it may be difficult to imagine a world without credit cards. It’s no wonder they are such an

How to Travel for Free: The Ultimate Guide to Air Miles Rewards

There’s just no better feeling than slipping into that airline seat, heading out on a wonderful vacation and knowing all the while that you’re flying

What to Do if Your Credit Limit Gets Cut

If you just received notice that your credit limit has been slashed on one of your credit cards, don’t panic. You’re not alone. And it’s

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

It’s okay. You can admit that you were sucked in by that 0% introductory interest rate. It happens to the best of us. But what

What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

By now, it’s clear that our modern lives are being monitored. What we do, say and buy, and where we live – it’s all out

How to Dispute a Charge on your Credit Card Bill

It’s often hard to believe your credit card bill actually reflects the amount of money you’ve spent. “How did I spend so much?” you ask

Taking Charge of your Finances through Financial Literacy

While many of us are working harder to pay down debt, stick to a budget, and boost our savings, a better strategy would be start

Credit Card Guide to Your Consumer Rights

You take that credit card out of your wallet…and hesitate. Does using it put you at the mercy of unscrupulous lending practices or hidden fees?

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