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What is a good credit score? Credit May 9, 2019
Your credit score — that sometimes mysterious number that reflects how responsible you are with your credit — plays a…
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Secured or traditional: What’s the best kind of credit card to build credit? Credit April 3, 2019
Whether you're trying to build credit for the first time or climbing your way back after defaulting on a loan,…
Is Credit Karma safe?
Is Credit Karma safe? Credit April 2, 2019
If you're looking for an easy way to stay on top of your credit, Credit Karma is a valuable resource.…
Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame: Is one better than the other?
Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame: Is one better than the other? Credit January 18, 2019
Credit monitoring services enjoy widespread popularity these days in the wake of numerous data breaches. In addition, if you're in…
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without it affecting their credit
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without dinging their credit Money & Credit November 6, 2018
Applying for a new line of credit has always been a double-edged sword: On the one hand, consumers stand the…
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret Shopping & Retail October 25, 2018
Shopping holidays are as American as apple pie and with so many delicious deals these days, it's no wonder. But…
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Why your Mastercard could look different in 2019 Money & Credit October 22, 2018
The back of your Mastercard is going to look very different beginning in the new year. In April 2019, Mastercard…
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card?
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card? Credit October 17, 2018
Despite a generally healthy economy, many retailers are struggling to get people into their stores. Just recently, department store chain Sears filed…
Experian data breach: What we know + how to stay protected
Experian PIN recovery flaw: What we know now Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2018
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story called this a "data breach," when it is actually more of a…
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Need medical debt relief? New rules may help out Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Is medical debt from surprise medical bills hurting your credit? You've got more options and more time than ever to…
How to freeze your credit with Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
How to freeze your credit with Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Credit September 20, 2018
A credit freeze is one of the most effective ways for you to protect themself against identity theft and stop…
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Credit card issuers trim benefits: See who’s cutting what Credit August 6, 2018
There's an old Chinese saying, "One day, a thousand autumns" that indicates a pace of rapid change. That saying is…
How to reach a live person at Experian, TransUnion and Equifax
How to reach a live person at Experian, TransUnion and Equifax Credit July 11, 2018
With so many data breaches happening around us, millions of Americans have had to familiarize themselves with the three major…
soft pull vs. hard pull credit report
The difference between a ‘soft pull’ vs. ‘hard pull’ on your credit report Credit July 5, 2018
If you're in the market for a home or new car, you're probably paying attention to your credit score. After…
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Should you take out a loan to pay for a vacation? Travel June 20, 2018
With the nice weather, agreeable economy and vacation season underway, the urge to travel is beckoning Americans like never before.…
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim Protect Your Identity June 18, 2018
It's safe to say that cell phones have become must-have gadgets for most of us these days. Because criminals know…
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect Money & Credit June 13, 2018
Embedded in a new law meant to loosen banking regulations is a provision that allows parents or guardians to place…
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How does credit card interest work? Money & Credit June 12, 2018
Credit cards are an important financial tool for many people, but if you don't understand how credit card interest works,…
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5 tips for preventing your credit card rewards from expiring Money & Credit June 5, 2018
Credit card rewards are a very valuable asset and can turn into free or discounted flights, hotel nights, gift cards,…
The difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
What’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Money & Credit June 5, 2018
When it comes to money matters, most of us have experienced financial setbacks at one time or another. The great…
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card worth it?
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card worth it? Credit Cards June 4, 2018
In 2016, Chase introduced its Sapphire Reserve credit card, and the award travel world went crazy. Chase literally couldn't produce…
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These are the best credit cards for extended warranties Credit June 4, 2018
It's a classic complaint: Your purchases somehow find a way to break right after the manufacturer's warranty expires. One option…
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 May 22, 2018
Pushed by the banks for years, debit cards have become a popular way to pay for everything from gas to…
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A big change your credit card issuer might be making could harm your credit score Money & Credit May 16, 2018
Credit card default rates by U.S. consumers are on the rise, according to a report published this week. The S&P…
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How to get your credit card to work for you Money & Credit May 15, 2018
Credit cards can be valuable tools to have, but only when they're used the right way. By minimizing fees and…
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5 credit card mistakes to avoid Money & Credit April 25, 2018
Credit cards are a financial tool that can lead to great rewards and benefits, but if mishandled can lead to…
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The big chill: How to freeze your credit — literally! Budgeting & Saving April 18, 2018
You've heard of freezing your credit, but have you ever heard of freezing your credit card? If you're having trouble…
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What is a ‘good’ credit card? Credit April 13, 2018
Asking the question, “What is a good credit card?” is kind of like asking “What is a good car?” as…
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Why your credit score could see a 30-point boost on April 16 Credit April 13, 2018
We have some good news if you've had tax troubles in the past. The three main credit bureaus will remove…
This change will affect every Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cardholder
This change will affect every Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cardholder Credit April 3, 2018
The next time you go to use your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card, you may notice a…
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