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Bad credit increases your risk of early death

Kelly Dilworth

Falling behind on payments won’t just wreck your credit score, it could also increase your risk of early death. According to new research released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, people with bad credit are significantly more likely to…
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Battle of the cards: Amazon Prime or Target Redcard?

Kelly Dilworth

If you want to save big on your everyday purchases, a store card with an ongoing 5 percent cash back bonus – such as the new Amazon Prime credit card or the Target Redcard – could net you a substantial…
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How a call to my card issuer saved me nearly $300 in interest

Karen Queen

A good credit card payment history, automatic bill pay and a 1 a.m. phone call saved me nearly $300 in interest. Here’s what happened: I had my first, five-digit credit card bill after putting my daughter’s college tuition on my card. My…
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Fantastic credit advice you’re not following (but should)

Erica Sandberg

As a longtime credit expert, counselor and writer, I sometimes feel as if  I’m just wasting my breath. Do this, do that; don’t do this, don’t do that. And then what happens? Radio silence. Look, I get it. Some credit…
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1099-C rule change is good news for debtors

Fred Williams

This tax season, there’s good news for people struggling with debt. Under a new IRS rule, people will no longer be squeezed for taxes just because an old debt has gone unpaid. Before coming to that, however, some bad news:…
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