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What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

By: Team
Your credit score is a generated number that reflects your credit history and reliability as a borrower. Based on how well you’ve repaid lines of credit, managed loans and handled other financial responsibilities... Read More...
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Will The New EMV Chip Credit Cards Change The Way You Tip?

By: Team
In the U.S. October 1st marked the official date new regulations are in effect for the new EMV chips embedded in credit and debit cards. In the last several months, banks and retailers have been busy trying to get as... Read More...
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5 U.S. Companies Who Help Pay for College Tuition

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With colleges across the country raising tuition at an alarming rate, a first-rate college education is no longer within the reach of millions of young Americans. Fortunately, some of America’s largest corporations... Read More...
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5 Toxic Money Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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One of the great joys of growing up is getting to the point where you eat mac & cheese because it sounds good and not because it’s all you can afford. Earning a steady paycheck is awesome. No need to scramble... Read More...
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Financial Discussions You Need To Have Before Marriage

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Relationships can be a beautiful thing. Romantic dinners, exotic getaways, and talks of adopting a furry pet or starting a family are all part of the fun. What is not fun, however, is having "the talk" about money... Read More...
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Pros and Cons of Balance Transfer Credit Cards

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Do you have credit card debt? Is your credit card charging a high interest rate on that debt? Then you should strongly consider a Balance Transfer credit card. If you’re unable to pay off your debt immediately, the... Read More...

Who Should Get a Hotel Rewards Card?

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Just as there are a host of hotel rewards cards, there are a diverse group of people who use the points they earn for different reasons. While almost every hotel rewards card is either Visa or MasterCard, the... Read More...
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How To Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

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How often do you watch the news and another retailer has had their credit card information breached or some innocent person has had a fraudster attain their credit card number and gone on a buying spree? This was not... Read More...
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Living A Debt Free Life

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Living  without debt doesn't have to be a fantasy. If you have the willpower and discipline to follow a plan, you can make it a reality. While getting out of debt is a commitment you will have to make, the following... Read More...
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Why You Need A Small Business Credit Card

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, but it's tricky to start one and even trickier to figure out all the little details and nuances that can make the difference between a thriving business and... Read More...
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The Five Most Important Things to Look for In Credit Card Offers

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We all get them in the mail: "pre-approved" offers for credit cards.  And sometimes, it might be tempting to consider getting a new card: the terms might be better than the one you have, or you might qualify for a... Read More...
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How Do Secured Credit Cards Work?

By: Team
 Maybe you’re feeling a bit blue. You’re trying to obtain a credit card, but your applications keep getting rejected. You’re having trouble reserving a hotel room, rental car, or airline flight. All of your friends... Read More...