Archive for March, 2012

Customer Service Nightmares, Now Onstage

If you've ever wailed and gnashed your teeth after wasting precious minutes on the phone struggling with an automated customer service system, you're the perfect audience for playwright Lisa Kron's new work, The Veri**on Play .

Clever Questions To Ask Before Signing Up For A Zero Percent Credit Card

I review dozens of credit card offers each week to find the best deals. I’m not paid by a credit card company and I’m not selling anything. My goal is simply to help you use credit cards to build and protect your money and credit.

Card 'reform' costing billions?

Laws designed to protect credit card customers have been in effect for 2 years now, and the effects — and unintended consequences — are becoming clear.

Kids inherit bad money habits

Your kids pick up their attitudes about credit and spending from watching you. Make sure you're setting your kids on the right path by avoiding these 3 things.

The Costly Tax Trap of Debt Forgiveness

If you are overwhelmed by credit card debt, it’s worth a phone call–you just may get some of your debt forgiven. But there’s a catch.

9 Things You Should Always Buy With Your Credit Card

Some items are definitely worth charging to help you maximize credit card perks and protections.

Are you passing bad credit habits on to your kids?

You might think your credit and financial habits are nobody's business but your own. But whether you like it or not, your kids – especially teenagers and college students – watch your financial

7 ways to protect yourself from ID theft

Identity theft is everywhere. Turn on your TV, and you'll see "special reports" on how to prevent it. Turn on the radio, and hear ads for services pledging to protect you from it. Search for it on Google, and you get 93 million results.

7 Ways You Could Be Blowing Cash Without Even Knowing It

Wasting money doesn't necessarily mean you’re bad with money. You don’t have to be a shopaholic or a frivolous spender to spend more money than you should. Often, there are leaks in our budgets that could easily be fixed if we knew what to look for.

Free shredding event a hit

A document shredding event in Helena Friday drew plenty of folks anxious to destroy personal records.