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How to avoid extra fees on credit cards

Don't let credit cards work you -- make them work for you.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 05:24am EDT

Tags: alan etter, money, credit card fees

Cab drivers want extension to sign up for credit cards

D.C. taxicabs are required to have credit card machines installed by Aug. 31, unless they receive a one-month extension.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: dc cabs, Ari Ashe,

Credit card mistakes you may not know you're making

Everyone knows not to ring up huge bills, but there are lots of mistakes that don't sound like mistakes, an expert says.

Sunday - 08/04/2013, 09:03am EDT

Tags: Dimitri Sotis

D.C. cabs slow to add credit-card readers

All D.C. taxis have to have credit-card readers by the end of August, but so far the cab companies have been slow to adopt the new technology.

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 03:05pm EDT

Tags: cabs,

Young people toss credit cards to avoid debt

Young adults are not using credit cards, in part because they don't like the debt that comes with having them.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 09:24am EDT

Tags: debt, veronica robinson, millennials, money management, debit cards

BGE warns of new phone scam

In the scam, customers are told their bills are overdue and that they need a specific Visa card to pay them off.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 04:09am EDT

Tags: BGE, phone scam, Baltimore Gas and Electric, thomas warren, visa,

Buy now, pay later-style credit cards can cost you

Many stores carry deferred-interest credit cards but customers should carefully read the fine print or they could be paying big interest rates.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 07:22am EST

Tags: personal finances, darci marchese, WTOP Saves You Money

Holiday gift ideas: It's the year of the gift card

Gift cards are growing in popularity and provide more protections than cash and some are even mobile.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:51pm EST

Tags: gift cards, holiday shopping, 2009 credit card act

Sanitize your hands and your credit cards often

It turns out credit cards are an unlikely source of bacteria.

Sunday - 10/21/2012, 11:02am EDT

Tags: flu season,

Prepaid cards charge high fees for students

It's back to school time for college students and chances are, they have already been hit by a few credit card offers. But students need to be wary of another popular card that comes with heavy fees -- prepaid debit cards.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:39am EDT

Tags: prepaid debit cards, college, students, WTOP Saves You Money, Jamie Forzato

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