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A Cap on Interest Rates Charged Consumers? Yes May. 21, 2019

Froma Harrop

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 p... Read More

The Most Critical 6 Months in a College Grad's Life May. 07, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Graduating from college is one of life's most thrilling events. Finishing my degree, walking the ais... Read More

This Is What Happens When Financially Immature Students Get a Credit Card Apr. 24, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Our kids are fortunate to be growing up in the most progressive and exciting time in history. Sadly,... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

Are You Fooling Yourself When It Comes to Money? Apr. 03, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Playing pranks on someone else is fun, harmless and good for a laugh. But when it come... Read More

Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

You're Not at the End of the Line Mar. 13, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 60 years old and feel that I have accomplished next to nothing. The only worthwhile... Read More

Wishing You Many Happy Returns Feb. 25, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

The sweater didn't fit right. The color was all wrong. You already have a singing bass on a plaque a... Read More

What's Better for Your Teen -- a Credit Card or Debit Card? Jan. 23, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My 15-year-old daughter is asking for her own credit card. While I understand that usin... Read More

Address the Damage Before It Gets Worse Dec. 23, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: For the past several years, my husband has taken out a new credit card each January and ... Read More

Sad but True Nov. 26, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I don't smoke, but I was surprised when my boyfriend's sister lit up a cigarette when I... Read More

A Mouse in the House, Sheets on the Beds and Early on the Credit Card Payment Nov. 22, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: It is that time of year when mice invade our homes. I'm a pretty good housekeeper, and we... Read More

Crash Course for College Freshmen Oct. 03, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

All across this great country, college campuses have welcomed a new class of freshman. These young p... Read More

Should Congress Cut Up Uncle Sam's Credit Card? Jan. 11, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credi... Read More

How Easy It Is to Become Blinded by Easy Credit Nov. 02, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

It makes me laugh now, but years ago, when I watched a particular episode of the television show "Li... Read More

Which Credit Cards Are Right for You? Jun. 07, 2017

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie, I'm inundated with credit card offers and they all seem to be trying to outdo each oth... Read More

Invest in Your Debt -- It's a Sure Thing With a Solid Return May. 04, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Should I save or pay off debt? That has to be at the top of the most common questions I have receive... Read More

Credit Cards and Credit Scores: It's Complicated Feb. 13, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Opening a credit card account these days is ridiculously simple. And quick. But that's not so with c... Read More

4 Ways to Neutralize the Glamour of Easy Credit With Kids Feb. 06, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

There is no reasonable way to shield your children from the glitz and glamour of credit. It's everyw... Read More

The True Cost of Plastic Jan. 11, 2017

Betsy McCaughey

The owner of a small town beauty salon outside Binghamton, New York, argued at the U.S. Supreme Cour... Read More