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4 reasons millennials deserve more credit for how they handle money

Kelly Dilworth

Back off, naysaying baby boomers. Millennials are better money managers than they get credit for – even if they do drop more cash than most on bar tabs and overpriced toast. Today’s 20- and early 30-somethings are more likely than…
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America the credit-ful and other things to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is:  16 In a historic Rounding Numbers first, this number is unlucky for multiple reasons. The first reason is 16 percent is the average credit card APR, according to our Weekly Rate Report. Sixteen is also the number…
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Credit mistakes to avoid post-graduation

Sienna Kossman

Graduation season is typically filled with last-minute celebrations with friends, job applications and final, final exams. In fact, if you’re a soon-to-be college or high school graduate, building credit may be one of the last things on your mind. But…
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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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Financial illiteracy has cost me thousands

Kelly Dilworth

Financial illiteracy is expensive. According to a new survey by the Financial Educators Council, consumers estimate that they lost an average of $9,700 because they didn’t know enough about personal finance to make better decisions with their money. The survey…
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