1. 5 credit card questions to ask before traveling overseas

    Every year Americans take more than 59 million trips abroad. Yet many of us don't know which questions to ask regarding the use of credit cards. Before you hit the road, let your card issuer know where and when you'll be traveling, so it doesn't mistake those overseas charges with fraudulent activity. Then, start asking some questions.

  2. Why was my credit card application denied?

    Ever had your credit card application denied? No one likes rejection, but there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of being approved.

  3. Disputing credit report errors

    Your credit report. It's not terribly exciting, but it could keep you from enjoying some of life's most exciting milestones: Buying a car. Owning a home. Even getting a new job. So it's important to check in on your credit every once in a while, and if you find errors, dispute them as soon as possible.

  4. How to secure data on your smartphone

    Our cellphones make life incredibly convenient. You can use them to network, send money and check your account balances. But these conveniences aren't without risk. Your phone may be lost, stolen or hacked – and along with it goes your financial and personal data. To secure personal data on your smartphone, take a few simple steps.

Recent Videos

  1. August 28, 2014

    5 credit card questions to ask before traveling overseas

    Every year Americans take more than 59 million trips abroad. Yet many of us don't know which questions to ask regarding the use of credit cards. Before you hit the road, let your card issuer know where and when you'll be traveling, so it doesn't mistake those overseas charges with fraudulent activity. Then, start asking some questions.

  2. August 19, 2014

    Why was my credit card application denied?

    Ever had your credit card application denied? No one likes rejection, but there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of being approved.

  3. July 28, 2014

    Disputing credit report errors

    Your credit report. It's not terribly exciting, but it could keep you from enjoying some of life's most exciting milestones: Buying a car. Owning a home. Even getting a new job. So it's important to check in on your credit every once in a while, and if you find errors, dispute them as soon as possible.

  4. June 23, 2014

    How to secure data on your smartphone

    Our cellphones make life incredibly convenient. You can use them to network, send money and check your account balances. But these conveniences aren't without risk. Your phone may be lost, stolen or hacked – and along with it goes your financial and personal data. To secure personal data on your smartphone, take a few simple steps.

  5. June 16, 2014

    What's your 'real' FICO score? All of the above

    Have you ever wondered why your FICO score varies from one time to the next? Today it's 700, tomorrow it's 720 then a month passes and you are at 785! Wow, time to buy that new sports car!

  6. June 10, 2014

    How young adults can use credit safely

    One of the first lessons of young adulthood: it's much easier to get into debt than get out of it. Asa Aarons looks at some of the pitfalls young people fall into with credit and how to avoid them.

  7. June 2, 2014

    Wallet recovery plan

    Chances are, your life is hectic enough. The last thing you want to deal with? Losing your wallet. It helps to create a protection plan for your wallet. Do this by following the three R's: Remove, Record and Recover.

  8. May 13, 2014

    Credit lessons we can learn from immigrants

    Although many newcomers to the US initially struggle to build credit, experts say immigrants often display behaviors we could all do well to emulate.

  9. May 2, 2014

    Cut credit card interest costs by exceeding minimum payments

    Paying just a little more than your credit card's monthly minimum payment makes a big difference. Let’s take a look at Tom and Sarah to see just how big.

  10. April 14, 2014

    Should you write "See ID" on your credit card?

    There are many real ways to combat ID theft. But this is not one of them. As Asa Aarons reports, this dubious anti-theft practice involves leaving your signature off of the back of your card and instead writing the words, “See ID,” telling the cashier to check the card name against some form of identification like your drivers license.

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