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How I raised my credit score 20 points in 2 months

Kimberley Carmona

This past weekend, I received two emails about my credit score and a credit card limit. When I read the emails, I felt a sense of pride that I was finally on the right path to accomplishing my financial goals.…
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Despite good credit, I got socked with a high APR card

Kelly Dilworth

The opacity of credit card offers hit home for me recently when I was approved for a Discover it Miles card. Within minutes of applying, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had been approved for a $13,000 credit…
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Do you know your spouse’s credit score?

Kelly Dilworth

It’s not that I don’t trust him. My husband is better at handling money than anyone I know. But I still peek at the card offers he gets, and keep tabs on his bill paying.
But that’s me — and the millennial generation, according to a new study from J.P. Morgan Chase.
The study says a surprising number of Americans are hiding their credit scores from their partners, and openness about credit matters is associated with age: The younger you are, the more open you are.
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5 tips for building credit while living paycheck-to-paycheck

Sienna Kossman

It’s entirely possible to build a positive credit history by using credit cards while living paycheck-to-paycheck, but you have to tread carefully. Here are five tips to help you do just that:
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Low credit score linked to higher heart disease risk

Kelly Dilworth

A low credit score isn’t just bad for your wallet. It also signals a higher risk of heart disease, says a new study.
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