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  • How Is Credit Card Information Stolen?

    Your credit card is safe in your wallet, but your statement shows you recently spent $900 on online games. How did your credit card information get stolen? Learn about how scammers target your information, and what it means for you.
    By Ryan Tetzlaff January 14, 2014 

  • How to Build Your Credit from Nothing in 5 Simple Steps

    You may have a low credit score simply because you haven't borrowed funds or applied to a credit card. Here's five simple tips on building your credit score in a smart way.
    By Blair Thomas July 31, 2013 

  • Paying Off Credit Card Debt: A How-to Guide with Articles and Tips

    Paying off credit card debt is a smart move. When you are paying interest on money, you are in essence mortgaging your future options to pay for your past purchases. Here's what you need to know to get out of credit card debt fast.
    By Donna Cosmato November 8, 2011 


  • Guide to Building and Maintaining a Great Credit Score

    Bankruptcy, foreclosures and unemployment have made a huge dent in credit scores in recent years, but there are steps to rebuilding credit scores and taking control of our financial future. Taking these steps is well worth the effort to obtain low interest...
    By Olivia Emisar September 15, 2011 

  • What is the Best Way to Handle Credit Card Debt?

    Do you find it difficult to manage your credit card debt? Do you only pay the minimum payment each month only to find your balance isn't getting lower? Find out how to eliminate your debt for good.
    By Jean Scheid August 23, 2011 

  • Why a Bankrupt Status Creates a Negative Credit Score Impact

    The consequences of filing bankruptcy create a negative credit score impact, and potential lenders will see it immediately on your credit report. Eligibility for declaring an insolvency status is not a credit relief, but merely a reprieve from the credit...
    By ciel s cantoria August 10, 2011 


  • Read The Fine Print: A Guide to Finding the Best Credit Cards

    By reading the fine print in credit card statements, you can avoid choosing a credit card with high interest and annual fees. This guide will teach you about APR, annual fees, incentive programs and special introductory offers.
    By Karen Worthy August 5, 2011 

  • How to Use a Credit Card Responsibly

    Using a credit card responsibly requires self-control, as well as knowing exactly what a credit card is and how its use affects one's credit history, thus an entire financial life. Learn the proper way to use a credit card as well as the benefits...
    By randalarias July 6, 2011 

  • 2009 Credit Card Bill of Rights

    An overview and details of the new credit card bill of rights that will go into effect in 2010. The article includes an explanation of the changes to finance charges and interest rates, payments, over-the-limit fees, statements and the processing of payments...
    By randalarias July 6, 2011 

  • How to Understand All the Interest Rates On Your Credit Card

    Most people these days have at least one credit card; some have numerous. How you use that credit card for different types of purchases is important. Jean Scheid looks at how to understand all the interest rates on your credit card and what they all...
    By Jean Scheid July 6, 2011 
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