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How telecommuting is padding my budget

Sienna Kossman
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Working from home may mean less time spent in front of the mirror in the morning, but I’ve found it also means more savings and less financial stress. In early May I moved from Texas to Alabama, joining nearly 3.3…
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Average balance on cards edges down — with banks’ help

Fred Williams
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Are you managing your credit better? Odds are good that the answer is “yes.” Across the U.S., total balances on credit cards are going up. Bank data from the Federal Reserve shows that aggregate balances rose $31 billion over the…
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Credit report gripes nearly doubled this summer

Kelly Dilworth
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The credit reporting industry was supposed to have cleaned up its act by now. Thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and aggressive state attorneys generals, the industry has made a number of promising changes in recent years. They…
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5 signs I’m financially maturing

Sienna Kossman
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If you’re tackling a mound of debt like I am or just learning how to stick to a budget, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel as if you are paddling backward up a fast-moving stream. However, taking a moment…
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Not knowing your interest rate can hurt you

Fred Williams
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Quick, what’s the rate on your credit card? If you know without peeking, you’re doing well. Many people are stumped by the question, including some who work here at CreditCards.com. Me, for example. I guessed about 16 percent, but my…
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