Monday’s need-to-know money news

low interestToday’s top story: The downsides of low-interest credit cards. Also in the news: How to beat a spending addiction, the complicated world of the Alternative Minimum Tax, and how to get a better credit card rate by threatening to cancel.

7 Downsides of Low-Interest Credit Cards
What’s great in the short terms could come back to bite you in the long run.

10 Strategies for Beating a Spending Addiction
Taking it one step at a time.

Beware the costly, complicated AMT
Exploring the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Get a Better Deal on Your Credit Card by Threatening to Cancel
Card companies don’t want to lose your business.