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Top 7 credit card posts from the blogosphere

Emily Crone

The personal finance blogosphere is bursting with excellent and useful information. I’ve culled seven of the best credit-related posts from the last week or so and present them below for your reading pleasure.

1) Money Under Thirty compares free credit reports and credit monitoring services. He explains which you should consider and which you should skip. This is very handy if you have been trying to decide which service you should use.

2) You are usually safe shopping online with a major retailer, but shopping with a small, unknown business on the Internet can result in identity theft. The Consumerist has a post on how to determine if an online retailer you’ve never heard of is trustworthy.

3) Randall at Credit Withdrawal gives four reasons why credit cards provide cash back rewards, and provides an example of how you can benefit from these cards by planning carefully.

4) Being Frugal’s Lynnae writes about the silliness of the “you deserve it” phrase so frequently seen in advertisements. She discusses why she’d rather be debt-free than indulging in things she “deserves.”

5) This one is a little older, but a great post: Jeremy from Generation X Finance lists 15 ways to establish and improve your credit history and FICO score.

6) Green Panda Treehouse compares the quick growth of credit card debt to weeds, and gives several tips on how to use credit cards wisely.

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  • Thanks for the mention!

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  • Thanks! I’ve found a few good resources I wasn’t aware of.

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  • Bill,
    I just looked at the article and I think it is full of great resources, and I’m very pleased to see that CreditCards.com included. The Federal Reserve and FTC sites listed are indeed very helpful. The slight difference is those resources are all articles and Web sites — the resources I listed are all blog posts. Thanks for reading!
    Emily

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