Christine Long Sticking to a straightforward strategy is the key to defeating credit-card debt.
Almost a third of Australians admit to feeling pressured to spend more than they can afford, a survey says.
Insight Ever noticed that if you buy a domestic airline ticket with a credit card, you'll be charged an extra fee of $7 or so?
Annette Sampson Financing a new car has become much easier, with lenders scrambling to compete with cheap dealer-finance offers.
Mutuals are trumpeting official statistics that they say show they are growing faster than the big four banks.
St George and Bank SA are the latest Australian banks to be taken to court by customers angry at the fees they are charged.
Volatile investment markets and question marks over property values are making line-of-credit loans less popular and potentially harder to unwind for those who have one.
Clancy Yeates Australian credit card debt has struck a new record high of $50 billion, ballooning by almost a third in the past five years.
Eric Johnston Disputes between borrowers and their banks surged nearly 30 per cent last financial year.
A swift transfer to a low-interest option offers a solution, writes Penny Pryor.
Bina Brown Financial institutions have emerged with some of the most aggressive credit card offers seen.
UNEXPECTED expenses can come from anywhere: dentists, schools, telephone companies. And at any time.
Peter Martin We are abandoning credit cards but embracing plastic as never before.
A weak Christmas for credit cards suggests the end-of-year spending malaise may have extended beyond retail stores.
Ben Butler Credit regulator has forced American Express to stop charging punitive interest rates.
Lesley Parker New ''responsible lending'' provisions have made life harder for the dodgy operators among debt consolidation services but recent surveillance by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...
Consumers are being pulled in two directions at once. The Reserve Bank's decision to cut the cash rate by 50 basis points will make home loans more affordable and encourage buyers.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The average credit card holder will be in debt until 2056 - but you can lessen the plastic pain.
Anneli Knight Frequent flyer points aren't to be scoffed at but avoid unnecessary spending for the sake of earning more.
John Collett Reversal of the relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions is welcome.