What Is a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?

What Is a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?

A balance transfer can be used to help pay off credit card debts. How does it work and is it the right move for you?

Jim Cramer: The Three Ways to Become Financially Independent

Jim Cramer: The Three Ways to Become Financially Independent

How can anyone become more financially independent? Here's what everyone needs to know.

What Is a Finance Charge and How Is It Calculated?

What Is a Finance Charge and How Is It Calculated?

You've probably seen the scary line item "finance charge" on your credit card statement. Here's what it means.

As Economy Creeps Into Old Age, Amazon's Bank Bets on Buyers With Bad Credit

As Economy Creeps Into Old Age, Amazon's Bank Bets on Buyers With Bad Credit

Synchrony, the bank spun off from General Electric in 2014, has posted impressive asset growth and profitability in recent years. But some investors are leery of the stock because of the potential for steep losses if the U.S. economy takes a turn for the worse.

How to Invest in Foreign Currency: 3 Keys to Remember

How to Invest in Foreign Currency: 3 Keys to Remember

Owning foreign stock may not be enough diversity for your portfolio.

Global Payments to Buy Total System Services in $21.5 Billion Deal

Global Payments to Buy Total System Services in $21.5 Billion Deal

Electronic payment technology company Global Payments formally announces it will buy credit card transaction firm Total System Services in an all-stock deal, marking the third big merger in the electronic payments industry this year.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges in May Even as Economy Shows Mixed Signs

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges in May Even as Economy Shows Mixed Signs

The Conference Board says its monthly gauge of consumers' faith in future economic prospects rises faster than expected in May, at least partly thanks to a U.S. unemployment rate at a half-century low.

Total System Services Jumps on Tie-Up Talk With Global Payments

Total System Services Jumps on Tie-Up Talk With Global Payments

Shares of credit card transaction technology company Total System Services jump on reports it has engaged in preliminary merger talks with electronic payment technology company Global Payments.

How to Start Building Credit at 18

How to Start Building Credit at 18

Getting access to credit at age 18 can launch a young financial consumer into a lifetime of good financial habits - and good financial rewards.

What Is a Credit Card Balance?

What Is a Credit Card Balance?

If you're like most Americans you have a credit card balance. Here's what that means.