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Credit Cards Make Sense When Paying Contractors

What’s the smartest way to pay for home renovations? While an increasing number of contractors are accepting credit cards, others still insist on cash or a check, which can put customers in a precarious position

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Americans Rank Second in Savings Dissatisfaction

A recent ING survey shows how Americans compare with residents of other countries when it comes to savings and debt. Americans aren't too happy about our financial circumstances — but we're not alone in our money woes.

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Issuers Spice Up Travel Credit Card Rewards

Travel rewards cards are offering some tempting giveaways right now for those who are willing to switch. But you’ll have to be a big spender to claim some of them

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Elderly Mom Destitute With Credit Card Debt

This reader's elderly mother has $15,000 in credit card debt — and absolutely no money to pay it off. The good news is that her dire situation could make her practically invincible to her creditors, according to Erica Sandberg

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How to Deal With a Loved One's Shopping Addiction

A reader's wife is addicted to her rewards card and it's causing him to wonder if her compulsive shopping is more than just a bad habit. Credit expert Eva Norlyk Smith warns: Shopping addiction is real and there's no easy cure.

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