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Get smart about credit: Stop. Think. Save!

Emily Crone

While it’s mostly impossible to get by in modern-day American life without a credit card, there is no required education on credit. Many consumers find themselves into deep debt merely because they weren’t taught how to manage money . That’s why I was delighted to hear that the Family Credit Counseling Service based in Rockford, Ill. has launched an educational campaign called Stop. Think. Save!
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Gold is good, say Russian makers of real metal credit cards

In what looks like an April Fool’s article, a Russian English-language newspaper, Kommersant, says that in Russia, credit cards made of actual gold and platinum are about to hit the Visa and MasterCard marketplace.
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Santa, baby…cover my bills?

Emily Crone

New Christmas-themed panties in the juniors department at Wal-Mart have been removed from the store due to complaining parents. What’s all the fuss? The front said of the panties said, “Who needs credit cards…” The booty read, “When you have Santa.” Apparently these mothers don’t want their daughters to think Santa is their sugar daddy.
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Wedding + credit card = a perfect marriage?

Emily Crone

Planning a wedding can be incredibly costly, time-consuming and complicated. I’ve already told my boyfriend that if we get married, it will be super small, maybe barefoot on a beach; no bridesmaids, no expensive dress, no third cousins, no shenanigans. I’d rather save the money for a great honeymoon or a house. But if you’re the type who has been planning your dream wedding since age 6, believe it or “knot” (ha), there is a credit card for you.
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Gift cards make lousy/great gifts

Jeremy Simon

While some people would rather get a lump of coal in their stocking than the increasingly-ubiquitous gift card, other shoppers may be interested in a few unique gift card offerings this holiday season.
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