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Ways to redeem United miles after viral video

Jenny Hoff

If the video of the United passenger being pulled off a plane after refusing to give up his seat to accommodate airline employees made you want to avoid the airline for future travel, you don’t need to give up your…
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Financial illiteracy has cost me thousands

Kelly Dilworth

Financial illiteracy is expensive. According to a new survey by the Financial Educators Council, consumers estimate that they lost an average of $9,700 because they didn’t know enough about personal finance to make better decisions with their money. The survey…
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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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5 teaching tips on opening a credit card

Sienna Kossman

A few weeks back, my boyfriend Steven came in from getting the mail and was ecstatic about a pre-approved card offer he received. The card offer boasted a year-long, 0 percent introductory rate and would be perfect for financing his…
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Subway’s footlong credit card settlement

Jay MacDonald

You know how your favorite burger joint inevitably asks, “You want fries with that?” Given its latest string of consumer blunders, perhaps Subway should consider a similar tack, but instead inquire, “You want a class-action settlement with that?” In March,…
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