Credit cards make sense in retirement, as long as you don't slack off on managing your credit. Seniors who maintain a healthy credit history and high FICO scores will benefit – not only from low interest rates and better terms on loans, but also from leveraging lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses to earn thousands in free travel, cash back, or other merchandise. The key is to use credit cards responsibly. Here are four tips on how to use your credit cards in retirement:
It’s day one of the Euro 2012 championship, the world’s most prestigious soccer tournament after the World Cup. Will Spain defend their title, or will a challenger like Germany or the Netherlands usurp the throne? How will Poland and Ukraine perform as the tournament’s first Eastern European hosts? Here are three things to watch for as the month-long tournament unfolds:
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is one of the most anticipated video game shows of the year. This time around, developers and designers from companies such as Activision and Electronic Arts will be showcasing their new and unreleased products among about 200 registered exhibitors. Here are five games to look for this year – but we also want to hear from you. Let us know about your most anticipated titles in the comments.
Drug violence has made an impact in Mexico and threatens to escalate and surpass the US border. This challenge could have far-reaching consequences for Central and North American security. Unless we act now to solve these common issues, we are placing the future competitiveness and prosperity of the entire region at risk. Here are five main points of action to move forward on Mexico's security challenges.
The US unemployment hovers around 8.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is struggling to remain above 12,000. The message is clear: This recovery from the Great Recession is still fragile. Legislators should focus their attention on these four straightforward policy changes to help American commerce.
In the National Spelling Bee’s 85-year existence, a wide range of words have crowned the winners – from science words like ‘crustaceology,’ to musical terms such as ‘soubrette,’ and ‘appoggiatura.’ The list of winning words also includes several that could slide right into the pages of this newspaper’s business section. In honor of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, here are 10 business words from past years that have determined the champion. Will this year’s winning word make the list?