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How To Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

By: Team
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?

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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...
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8 Things to Look for When You Compare Credit Cards

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There are so many different kinds of credit cards out there today, and it can be difficult to decide which one to apply for. So it's wise to carefully compare credit cards before selecting the one you wish to have in... Read More...
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Are you missing out on $16 billion in travel credit card rewards?

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Free travel is probably one of the best perks of owning a rewards credit card. From airfare to hotel stays to rental cars, consumers can save thousands of dollars a year just by earning travel rewards on their... Read More...
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5 Benefits of Having a Good Credit Score

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You’ve probably heard you need to have good credit, but do you know why? Good credit isn’t just about getting a credit card – it affects so much more. Your credit history can affect everything from your insurance... Read More...
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Should You Share Your Credit Card With Your Partner?

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Many couples have joint bank accounts and joint loans, so also getting a joint credit card seems like a logical choice. While sharing a credit card with a partner certainly has its perks, there are also risks to... Read More...
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How to Handle Credit Report Errors

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Everyone makes mistakes, and the credit reporting agencies are no exception. According to a 2013 Federal Trade Commission study, one in four consumer credit reports contain errors. Credit report errors can be... Read More...
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Financial Mistakes To Avoid In Your 30s

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A few days ago we touched on the financial mistakes to avoid in your 20's, and now we want to talk about what to avoid in your 30's. In your 20's its moderately acceptable to not "have it together." There is less... Read More...
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Money Saving Lessons Every Child Should Know

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Financial intelligence is not something often taught in school, that is why it's so important as parents you teach your children valuable lessons about money. Money is the only currency we have, and thus life is... Read More...