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Intro to Credit Cards

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

If you're like most consumers, you're eager to get a credit card. That's understandable -- they offer convenience, enable you to take advantage of opportunities, and can get you through emergencies.


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Establishing Credit in 3 Steps

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

There are lots of reasons why you might be looking to establish or re-establish credit. Whatever the case, there are a few things you can do to establish credit even if you don't currently have any credit cards or loans.


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How to Choose the Right Credit Card

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

Once you've decided what you want in a card, choosing the best one is just a matter of comparing offers. You can narrow down your options by answering three questions.


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Reputation, Not Just Rates, Important When Choosing a Credit Card

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

With so many credit card issuers clamoring to get their plastic in your pocket, how do you decide which offer to accept? You might think that the choice boils down to the best rates and lowest fees, but the lender's reputation is just as important as the credit terms.


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When You Should and Shouldn't Purchase with Plastic

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

Americans are up to their necks in debt. Bankruptcy has become so commonplace that in October of 2005, the government made it harder for people to file. You might blame our love of credit cards for the financial predicament we've gotten ourselves into.


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Financial Calculators Provide Quick Answers for Credit Card Users

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

Don't know which credit card is right for you? Not sure of the best approach to paying off your debt? Online financial calculators can answer these questions and many more.


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A Good Credit Report Gives You More Financial Muscle

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

Since good credit is such a valuable financial tool, you'll want to protect yours so that it's there for you when you need it someday.


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Manage Your Debt and Avoid Money Troubles

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

I applied for my first credit card in my late teens. It was a big deal for me since I was pretty sure credit held the power to fulfill my childhood dreams of adventure and freedom... not to mention a fancy new stereo and a super-fast computer.


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Credit Counseling Can Help You Deal with Your Debt

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

If you're deep in debt, you may feel like you're all alone. In reality, there are millions of consumers who, despite their best intentions, are in the same boat. Fortunately, there are professional credit counselors who can help you manage your debt and get your finances back on track.


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How to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

Dec 20, 2013 | Posted in Debt and Credit

What do you do when you find charges on your credit card that you didn't make? What are your rights when it comes to a charge that you did make but are withholding payment on because goods and services weren't delivered as promised?

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