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Giving credit to Mom for her financial wisdom

John Egan

You’ve seen those books with titles like “Everything I Know About Life I Learned in Kindergarten.” Much of what I know about finances, credit cards and debt I learned from my mom. As the only son of Lynne Meyer Egan,…
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To cut credit card debt, change how you pay your bills

Kelly Dilworth

When you’re dealing with a large amount of credit card debt, every tweak you make to your spending and payment habits can add up to big savings over time. One of the easiest ways to speed up your debt repayment:…
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Math skills add up to better credit account management

John Egan

Pity the poor undergraduate psychology majors at Ohio State University: They’re forced to take a class in psychology statistics. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? For someone as math-averse as I, the thought of being required to take a statistics course makes…
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Rounding Numbers: Don’t forget dad (and your debt) and other news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 94 million That’s how many Americans are storing their credit and debit card information online – and surprise! it’s most common among the elderly. Are we just waiting to get hacked or are we just lazy?…
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Medical bills can take a big toll on credit

Brady Porche

Paying a big medical bill can have long-term financial side effects, according to a new study by Chase. In a study of 250,000 Chase checking account holders, the bank found that the average family’s revolving credit card debt was 9…
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