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Here's How Much America Wants Its Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

9:30 am, July 21, 2014

Plenty of Americans are using cashing while safer, higher-security cards await their rollout.

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Why Older People Have Higher Credit Scores

8:02 am, July 21, 2014

Some 55% of people over the age of 60 have FICO scores at or above 750 compared to 27% of those less than 60 years old who have FICO scores below 700.

credit cards

The Big Misconception About Using Credit Cards Abroad

8:59 am, July 18, 2014

Many Americans believe incorrectly that paying abroad will be problem-free if they replace their traditional magnetic stripe credit card with a chip-enabled credit ...

 

Student Credit Cards: Safe Rules for Millennials

7:46 am, July 18, 2014

Millennials who are heading back to their college campuses might be obtaining their first credit card, which can help them build their credit score.

debt

Bogus Payday Lenders Robbed Customer Bank Accounts

11:46 am, July 14, 2014

Defendants didn't lend a dollar but charged customers a fee anyway.

debt

Keeping Good Debt Can Net You More Money

8:06 am, July 14, 2014

Sometimes keeping debt can be to your advantage.

credit

Debt Settlement Can Ruin You

7:38 am, July 14, 2014

It seems like a no-brainer: When a problem gets overwhelming, hire a pro to sort it out. Like when your debts snowball out of control.

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Consumers Are Still Confused About Overdraft Rules

4:02 pm, July 10, 2014

Consumers are still unclear about overdraft protections four years after laws took effect aimed to curb these fees.

managing debt

Debt Settlement Plans May Put You Deeper in Debt

12:45 pm, July 10, 2014

Many creditors won't negotiate with for-profit debt settlement companies.

real estate

Will Cosigning On An Apartment Lease Hurt Your Credit?

8:19 am, July 09, 2014

Financial experts have longed warned against cosigning on auto loans, credit cards and student loans, given the plethora of financial risks. But things are different ...

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