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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
financial-maturity

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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Law limiting debit interchange fees backfires

Kelly Dilworth
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Whenever I visit a favorite store or restaurant, I often reach for my debit card rather than a credit card, thinking it will lower the cost of the transaction for the merchant. But according to a report published Aug. 18…
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3 reasons to clean up your Facebook act

Sienna Kossman
Facebook and privacy

Facebook may help us connect with relatives and share comical-yet-relatable memes, but what if financially unstable, distant Internet “friends” are the reason you’re not approved for a small loan? It might be time to reconsider who you’re friending — or…
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