Too many of us buy too many things because we're attracted by features that we'll never use.
They offer a few incentives while charging a fortune in interest, and yet consumers still love them. What gives?
A blogger recently explained how it's possible to earn a million miles in a year -- without taking a single flight. But is really worth the effort involved?
The 2012 holiday season may have seen more plastic gift cards bought than ever before. But at least one survey suggests many shoppers were avoiding using their credit cards for seasonal purchases, That's great if you were one of them. But what if you're starting 2013 with more credit card debt than you're comfortable with?
A number of credit card technologies are moving fast. But the ones that looks set to move most quickly in 2013 are those enabling mobile payments.
Brits may want to reconsider, since an investment in switching plastic could have a hefty payoff.
A new generation of U.S. plastic that comes with on-board microprocessor chips are compatible with most foreign payment systems. But they're still far from the solution we'd hoped for.