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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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Debt crisis lesson: Don’t neglect emergency fund

Kelly Dilworth

The latest fiscal crisis — which shut down the U.S. government for 16 days — is finally over. But for many Americans, including me, it will be hard to get past the last several weeks of watching the country nearly tumble over a financial cliff (again).
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