How Store Credit Cards Can Leave You Unprotected

Few things can make consumers angrier than getting charged for items they didn’t buy, never received or aren’t happy with. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has logged hundreds of consumer complaints that include all of these scenarios and more. In recent months, one New York-based consumer filed a complaint about getting charged $7,300 while on a prepaid cruise. “We […]

Americans prefer not to pay with credit cards, survey finds

We’ve all heard the old expression “cash is king.” Even in today’s high-tech world, this form of currency is still enjoying its reign. Though you’d imagine most consumers prefer to pay for items using credit and debit cards or their virtual counterparts, cash and checks remain popular payment methods, a new FinanceBuzz survey finds. With […]

Why The Apple Card Could Make You Spend More

In addition to being made out of titanium and arriving in laptop-like packaging, the new Apple Card stands out for letting cardholders earn immediate rewards, dubbed “Daily Cash.” Unlike many other credit cards, where rewards typically post after one or two billing cycles, the Apple Card lets you see and access your accumulating rewards daily via your iPhone. […]

Building your own website? This is what you need to know

QUESTION: I’m trying to decide which tools to use to build my business website. What’s the difference between Wix, Weebly and WordPress for a novice? ANSWER: In the past, it was nearly impossible for someone with no coding experience to create their own website, but that’s not the case anymore. Two of the tools you listed, Wix […]

FedEx to increase shipping rates for consumers in 2020

After the holidays, FedEx customers will see some shipping rate increases. Effective Jan. 6, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates and surcharges, the Memphis logistics giant announced Monday. FedEx Express shipping rates will jump by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, export and import services. FedEx Ground and FedEx […]

Shoppers Share Black Friday Strategies That Actually Work

If at first you don’t succeed, talk to someone who has. Black Friday is arguably the biggest discount day of the year, but making the most of it requires some practice, planning and strategy. So ahead of Black Friday on Nov. 29, we talked with shoppers and shopping experts to hear their best — and worst — […]