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Are millennials really shunning credit cards?

Kelly Dilworth

Millennials are often portrayed as reluctant credit card borrowers who snub their noses at high-interest plastic and prefer prepaid cards and debit for most of their transactions. But according to recent research looking at millennials and credit, it appears that…
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‘President Trump’ – How does that make you feel about your finances?

Brady Porche

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Americans have mixed feelings about their personal financial outlook for the next four years. A new survey by Experian finds 51 percent expect their personal financial status to improve during Trump’s term. As…
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Resolved to pay off card debts? These four steps will help

Dawn Papandrea

Tackling credit card debt – and avoiding it in the future – are common themes of four of the six top financial goals for 2017 in a survey by Experian and Edelman Intelligence. While the top financial resolution is to…
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To raise savvy consumers, talk with your kids, set limits

Kelly Dilworth
Father-son discussion

If you want your kids to grow up to be savvy consumers, start talking with them now about how to make smarter decisions with their money. According to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, parents who talk…
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Paying off card debt? Forget math, go snowball, studies say

Kelly Dilworth
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Feeling financially bloated after months of heavy holiday spending? If you want to slim down your credit card balances fast, experts typically recommend that you pay down the balance with the highest APR first (after you pay the minimum amount…
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