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How to dispute an error on your credit report and win
How to dispute an error on your credit report and win Money & Credit August 18, 2017
If your credit report contains errors, you owe it to yourself to clean it up. While it can be somewhat…
How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills
How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills Money & Credit August 16, 2017
It can be very upsetting to see a late payment on your credit report, especially if it’s gone to a…
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit April 30, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
How to spring clean your credit
How to spring clean your credit Money & Credit March 24, 2017
I totally love spring. There’s just something in the air that makes you feel like it’s time to clean the…
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet Money & Credit March 18, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s move this week to raise a key interest rate signals one thing for consumers — brace yourself for…
12 surprising things that could be wrecking your credit score
12 surprising things that could be wrecking your credit score Money & Credit February 5, 2017
The next time you check your FICO score, you might discover it has taken a tumble because of a seemingly small mishap on your…
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask!
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask! Money & Credit January 19, 2017
Ask and you shall receive! Well, it may not work every time, but it works a lot more than you…
Know your rights: It’s illegal for a debt collector to threaten you
Know your rights: It’s illegal for a debt collector to threaten you Money & Credit January 13, 2017
More than a quarter (27%) of consumers who’ve interacted with debt collectors said they felt threatened by the most recent…
Credit bureaus fined over deceptive credit score marketing practices
Credit bureaus fined over deceptive credit score marketing practices Money & Credit January 4, 2017
If you've ever felt like you've gotten a raw deal from the major credit bureaus, you could have some money…
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017 Money & Credit December 28, 2016
Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. Read more: How to save…
Flying for the holidays? Your credit card could get you a free Uber ride home
Flying for the holidays? Your credit card could get you a free Uber ride home Money & Credit November 21, 2016
American Express’ partnership with Uber just got a bit decorative for the holidays. Now through December 31 the credit card issuer and…
How to dispute mistakes on your credit report
How to dispute mistakes on your credit report Money & Credit November 18, 2016
What you don’t know about your credit report can really hurt you. It…
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card Money & Credit November 17, 2016
Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It’s easy…
Credit card balances hurting your credit score? Here are 3 quick fixes
Credit card balances hurting your credit score? Here are 3 quick fixes Money & Credit November 5, 2016
Nothing can be more frustrating than checking your credit scores and discovering they aren’t as strong as you think they…
5 credit score myths you can’t afford to believe
5 credit score myths you can’t afford to believe Money & Credit October 25, 2016
It’s no surprise there are misconceptions surrounding credit reports and credit scores. It can be easy to have these misunderstandings, whether…
11 bad habits that are wrecking your credit
11 bad habits that are wrecking your credit Money & Credit October 19, 2016
Let’s face it, none of us is perfect — especially when it comes to money. But there may be some…
Best ways to improve your credit score
Best ways to improve your credit score Money & Credit October 8, 2016
Your credit score is a number that represents how well you’ve managed all of your financial obligations (your bills, accounts…
6 reasons to think twice about co-signing a loan
6 reasons to think twice about co-signing a loan Money & Credit October 4, 2016
If your credit and finances are in good shape and you have friends or relatives who are not in such…
Best ways to improve your credit score
Best ways to improve your credit score Money & Credit September 30, 2016
Let’s do a quick overview of credit scores, and then we’ll get into what you can do to improve it!…
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack Protect Your Rights & Identity September 30, 2016
If you clicked here just to confirm that you have nothing to worry about, sorry – there’s plenty to worry…
The rewards your credit card has that you probably don’t know about…
The rewards your credit card has that you probably don’t know about… Money & Credit September 30, 2016
Credit cards come with a cornucopia of rewards and benefits that reward shoppers with every purchase. These rewards can make…
Why you need to check your credit reports
Why you need to check your credit reports Money & Credit September 29, 2016
Most people don’t really understand the topic of credit. It’s complicated — and…
The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card
The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card Money & Credit September 28, 2016
Pushed by the banks for years, debit cards have become a popular way to pay for everything from gas to…
Can I fix my credit in a week?
Can I fix my credit in a week? Money & Credit September 28, 2016
If you’re getting ready to apply for a car loan, mortgage or credit card, you may have heard it’s a…
Should you refinance your home to pay off your credit card debt?
Should you refinance your home to pay off your credit card debt? Money & Credit September 20, 2016
When you’re struggling with debt, it’s easy to go for the solution that will bring you the quickest relief. Many…
What is it about the Chase Sapphire Reserve card that has millennials lining up to pay a $450 annual fee?
What is it about the Chase Sapphire Reserve card that has millennials lining up to pay a $450 annual fee? Money & Credit September 15, 2016
For a generation that, by most accounts, is not at all interested in racking up credit card debt, millennials across…
7 times you should never use your credit card
7 times you should never use your credit card Money & Credit September 6, 2016
There are many great reasons that you might choose to use your credit card rather than other forms of payment.…
5 surprising things that can impact your credit
5 surprising things that can impact your credit Money & Credit September 6, 2016
Hopefully you already know the five factors that can impact your credit: payment history, mix of accounts, amount of debt, history of credit…
A new option for free credit monitoring
A new option for free credit monitoring Money & Credit August 29, 2016
Whether it’s by an internal employee or an outside hacker, it’s usually just a matter of time before one of…
Snafus continue with the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi
Snafus continue with the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi Money & Credit August 23, 2016
After getting off to a slightly rocky start, Costco's partnership with Citi for its signature credit card has hit another…
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