Monthly Archive:: March 2018

AI and Other Tech That Could Change How You Deal With Credit

Technology for using a credit card is changing fast: A wearable credit card is being developed by Barclaycard. Mastercard has a card with a sensor for a fingerprint to authorize payment instead of a signature. A major maker of chip credit cards is adding

Are Zero Interest Balance Transfer Credit Cards Going Away?

If you’ve ever considered moving credit card debt from a high-interest card to a balance transfer credit card that doesn’t charge interest for a year or more, you’re not alone. Transferring a balance to a credit card that doesn’t charge interest for six to

How Co-Signing on a Student Loan Affects Your Credit

Graduating from college with student loan debt obviously isn’t any fun for the graduates. It can also be a headache for their parents. Parents co-signing a student loan for their children can make it easier for the loan to be approved and can reduce

How to Get a Credit Card as a U.S. Immigrant

Running a small business or just being an everyday consumer can be difficult without having a credit card. It can help pay for things before you have the money in hand, such as business owners who need to buy supplies before being paid for

Should You Pay Your Tax Bill With a Credit Card?

About 80 percent of U.S. taxpayers get a tax refund from the federal government each year. In 2015 the IRS sent an average refund check of $3,120 to almost 40 million taxpayers, the IRS reported. For the unlucky 20 percent who owe money to