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Micropayments can help you chip away at debt

Making several small credit card payments instead of one large one — sometimes called “snowflaking,” or the micropayment method — can help you stay motivated while paying down debt

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How to fix the holiday credit mistakes you made

Did all that shopping and all those parties cause you to skip payments, sign up for store cards or rack up a big balance? We have the solutions to the most common holiday credit blunders

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7 ways your card can ease holiday headaches

The song blaring in the mall tells you it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. The good news: The plastic in your wallet might offer perks that can smooth out seasonal snafus

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Trimming the holiday spree: Bloggers' frugal tips

Do you feel pressured to keep up with loved ones’ expectations during the holidays? We asked five personal finance bloggers to share their tips for using credit responsibly and the lessons they learned from expensive holidays past

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Health debit cards: what to know before swiping

Health care debit cards differ from other types of plastic — and taking the time to learn the ins and outs of how they work can save you hassles and money

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