Beware of Deceptive Credit-Card Fees

“Sum tyms bitin, sum tyms bit.” On my desk there is a paperweight containing this bit of philosophy from the novel Riddley Walker. In pidgin English that author Russell Hoban imagines would devolve in the millennia following a nuclear holocaust, Riddley...

Credit Cards Continue To Eat Us Alive

On the subject of those well-known plastic credit cards, I discovered that even if you make your payments on time, the credit card bank can raise your interest rate automatically. If you’re late on payments elsewhere–such as on another credit card or on a...

Charging Fast-Food Meals Prompts More Spending

McDonald’s is making buying a Big Mac easier by allowing consumers to charge their fast-food meals. USNEWS.com reported that the move may be just what the fast-food giant needs to get “consumers to supersize their spending.” Gas stations, grocery...