Is your card debt ever too old to accumulate?

Legally, your old debt can follow you forever, even if you Can Not be sued for it By Michelle Crouch  |   Published: August 21, 2017 Personal Finance WriterHer work appears regularly in Reader’s Digest, Parents, Real Simple and more. If You’ve ever got a telephone call from a debt collector asking about an old debt You barely remember, then maybe you’ve …

6 habits of successful card reward experts

Insider tips on maximizing card Benefits for free travel By Dawn Papandrea  |   Released: August 17, 2017 Personal Finance WriterSpecializes in family finances Sipping champagne in first-class when flying certain beats crunched fighting and legs for peanuts in trainer. Even better is if you don’t have to pay for such luxury VIP treatment as you head toward your stay in a …

How to prepare for the next economic Recession

The economy’s starting to show signs of weakness; time to Prepare for potential financial hardships From Fred O. Williams  |   Published: August 15, 2017 Senior ReporterExpert on consumer credit laws and regulations The economic recovery has reached old age and may be slowing Down, making this a good time to prepare for the hardships — a few of these surprising — …

Paying for a rental car with debit card: 9 Challenges

From Constance Sommer  |  Updated: August 11, 2017 Hoping to use a debit card to rent a car? It is usually possible, but rarely straightforward. Rental car companies prefer that their clients use a credit card. As Thrifty Rental Car explains on its site: “Renting a car to someone without a credit card is insecure for rental car companies. Not …

6 reasons entrepreneurs should get a business card

Using your personal card for business expenses can be a bad idea By Tamara E. Holmes  |   Published: August 11, 2017 Personal Finance WriterWrites regularly about personal finance and health If you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you may still be Using your personal credit card for business purposes rather than a business credit card. But advantage often comes at a price, …

How identity theft affects your credit score

Thieves can ruin your credit, but you can repair the Harm By Brady Porche  |   Released: August 9, 2017 Staff ReporterFocusing on credit scores and what consumers can do to improve them Identity theft can unfairly hamper its victims’ ability to Get credit and loans — on top of other hardships. The activities of fraudsters can affect your credit score in …