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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 unless you studied finance, you probably never…
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…
Credit report with score
The #1 mistake that can hurt your credit score Credit September 9, 2016
There aren’t a lot of absolutes in this life. Death and taxes are usually the two things listed among life’s…
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,amountof 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…
How to deal with a collection account that just won’t go away
How to deal with a collection account that just won’t go away Credit August 23, 2016
You didn’t pay a bill because you were unemployed. You moved and never received a medical bill because your mail…
Will my credit score go down if I apply for a new credit card?
Will my credit score go down if I apply for a new credit card? Money & Credit August 22, 2016
There are lots of good reasons to want a credit card. They offer better fraud protections than other payment methods, provide…
10 purchases you should always make with a credit card
10 purchases you should always make with a credit card Money & Credit August 18, 2016
There's always a lot of talk about the dangers of credit cards -- and with good reason, as credit card…
How soon can late payments be sent to a debt collector?
How soon can late payments be sent to a debt collector? Money & Credit August 15, 2016
One of the worst things you can do to your credit is miss a bill payment, because of all the…
Report: These are the best prepaid credit cards right now
Report: These are the best prepaid credit cards right now Money & Credit August 9, 2016
Prepaid credit cards have become more popularin recent years as people consider the dangers of debit cards and also the…
People who regularly check their credit score are still confused: Here’s what you need to know!
People who regularly check their credit score are still confused: Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit August 9, 2016
Turns out, even regularly checking your credit score can still leave you confused about it. That's according to TransUnion's second annual survey,…
Can you pay a credit card with another credit card?
Can you pay a credit card with another credit card? Money & Credit August 5, 2016
Whether you’re short on cash or hoping to take advantage of bonus points, it may seem at times to be…
Will opening a new account help or hurt my credit score?
Will opening a new account help or hurt my credit score? Money & Credit August 1, 2016
Here’s the dilemma. You’ve checked your free credit scores and found out that yours could be higher if you had…
Best credit card to use to rack up Amazon rewards
Best credit card to use to rack up Amazon rewards Shopping & Retail July 21, 2016
Considering the fact that Amazon corners the market on online retail, finding a credit card that provides reward points for…
The unlikely reason your credit could take a hit if you have the new Costco card
The unlikely reason your credit could take a hit if you have the new Costco card Money & Credit July 18, 2016
Back in June, reports of a bumpy transition emerged as Costco switched away from American Express and to Citi for…
How to track and improve your credit score
How to track and improve your credit score Money & Credit July 15, 2016
Read more: 5 credit card myths that could harm your credit score What Is a Good Credit Score? 5 sneaky…
Ally bank has a new cash-back credit card too
Ally bank has a new cash-back credit card too Money & Credit June 21, 2016
It was a big week for cash back rewards credit cards. Wells Fargo released their cash back credit card on Wednesday and…
Warehouse club rewards credit cards: Who is king of the hill?
Warehouse club rewards credit cards: Who is king of the hill? Money & Credit June 20, 2016
If you're a warehouse club member, you're used to getting great value for every purchase you make in your favorite…
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know!
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit June 20, 2016
The moment that tens of millions of Costco members have been waiting for is here. Your new Costco Visa credit…
These 7 common credit myths could be costing you big bucks
These 7 common credit myths could be costing you big bucks Money & Credit June 13, 2016
There aresomany myths and misunderstandings when it comes to credit reports and scores. Not understanding how they work could have…
A simple way to pay off your most expensive credit card debt
A simple way to pay off your most expensive credit card debt Money & Credit May 25, 2016
A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing your credit card debt. Here's what you should know…
How to keep your student loan to a minimum
How to keep your student loan to a minimum Education May 25, 2016
Read more: These cities will help pay your student loans! Student Loan Guide New refinance options can reduce your student…
Discover now offers free FICO score to everyone, not just cardholders
Discover now offers free FICO score to everyone, not just cardholders Money & Credit May 23, 2016
Discover Financial Services normally offersFICO scores forfree to its credit card customers. But now, the company is making the credit…
Leasing used car: Good or bad idea?
Leasing used car: Good or bad idea? Cars May 23, 2016
Read more: New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation Should you ever lease a car? How to buy, rent…