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Don’t let your credit take a backseat in your relationship

Kelly Dilworth

It can be tempting in a relationship to let your partner handle all your loans and bills,  but this could wind up costing you money in the long run. If you’re applying for a major loan, such as a mortgage, you…
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Card APRs will rise quickly after Fed rate hike

Matt Schulz
Card APRs rise quickly after rate hike

How quickly will they hit you? Once the Fed acts, your card agreement spells it out, and there are variations between banks. Some will act superfast, others will grant customers a brief reprieve.
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Will invisible payments lead us into debt?

Kelly Dilworth

Retailers and payment companies are coming up with increasingly creative ways to make credit card payments all-but-invisible, causing analysts to speculate that we may soon be entering a world where physical cards and other cumbersome payment tools are a thing of…
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Google plan to track card data outrages privacy activists

Kelly Dilworth

Google has started tracking what you buy with your credit and debit cards so that it can convince retailers that its targeted ads are persuading you to spend more. While this helps marketers, privacy activists – and everyday consumers like…
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5 money lessons from TV’s ‘Nashville’

Susan Johnston Taylor

Set amidst the cutthroat country music scene, the hit TV series “Nashville” features money-embezzling ex-husbands and country superstars signing bad contracts and spending with abandon. The show, which returns to CMT for the second half of its fifth season this…
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