Maslow's hierarchy of needs helps explain why humans react the way they do. And for credit card companies, it helps explain how to get more of your money.
Whether you're at the mall or online, retailers have plenty of tricks to help separate you from your cash. Learn what they are so you can shop smarter.
By making a few key moves before you shop, you can easily trick your brain into better credit card use. Here's how.
Your credit card company uses all sorts of sneaky statement tricks to keep you in debt. Learn what to look out for.
Even savvy shoppers can get sucked into credit card traps. Get the benefits of a rewards card and avoid the pitfalls by developing these habits.
There are a lot of parallels between losing weight and saving money — in fact, some of the best financial advice comes from dieting.
Traditional banking practices benefit the banks, not the customer. Discover how, if you're not careful, banks can hurt your finances.
Why some of us take on so much debt — and how others manage to avoid it so well — can seem mysterious. Discover some of the reasons.
When big banks make big changes we don't like, it's easy to feel helpless. But the truth is that raising your voice can make a real difference.
Discover how your relationship with money can affect your kids' relationship with money — and how to make positive changes for you and them.
From buying unplanned items to straight-up attacking other customers, people can go a little wild on Black Friday. Discover the reasons why.
If you think you're gaming your credit card company, think again — you might be one of its biggest money makers. Learn how to avoid the trap.
Credit card companies, banks, retailers, and insurers may know more about who you are than your parents do. A lot more.
It's true — people spend more with credit cards than cash. Learn the psychological reasons why we tend to pay more when we use plastic.
We humans aren't always rational. Learn four psychological tricks credit card companies use to capitalize on your irrationality and maximize your debt.
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