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Use a card or lose it: What would you do?

John Egan

Earlier this year, the issuer of one of my credit cards threatened me: Use your card, or we’re going to cancel your account. Generally speaking, I don’t take kindly to threats, particularly from profit-seeking businesses. But in this case, I…
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Gen Z, Jay-Z and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 14 percent That’s the percentage of teenagers who use a credit card daily as an authorized user on a parent‘s account. I imagine the credit card statements have a lot of charges for Hot Cheetos, video games…
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We’re not financially illiterate. Far from it.

Erica Sandberg

April is Financial Literacy Month in the United States, which means that for the next few weeks countless experts will wax on about the sorry state of Americans’ money and credit proficiency. But consider the definition of financial literacy: You…
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9 crazy credit facts to wow your friends

Erica Sandberg
9 weird facts about credit cards

Want to amuse and astound your friends? These funny and peculiar facts about credit cards, credit reports and credit scores may wow your friends. 1. Credit cards are rectangle because the world is round. You may have wondered why there aren’t…
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CFPB takes a closer look at alternative credit data

Kelly Dilworth

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is weighing relaxing federal regulations to allow more lenders to consider nontraditional information when weighing a consumer’s creditworthiness. As part of its review, the CFPB is seeking public feedback on the benefits and risks…
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