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Be mine and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 71 percent

That’s the number of baby boomers who had nonmortgage debt when they hit ages 56-61. If you’re not there quite yet, pay down your debt as soon as possible. If you are there, you still have options.

This week

These are the things to look forward to this week.

Heart eyes: It’s all candy and homemade cards until your spouse forgets Valentine’s Day. So instead of twiddling your fingers and waiting for them to come home empty-handed once again, plan a getaway on miles and points (spouse optional).

Winter is coming: There’s no gymnastics, no diving and definitely no race walking. But there are super awesome teenage snowboarders, speedy skiing dog moms and, of course, a bobsledding dynamic duo in this year’s Winter Olympics, which start Friday. If I still haven’t convinced you that the Winter Olympics are just as good as their warm weather counterpart, here’s a Q&A with former gymnast extraordinaire  Shawn Johnson to tide you over.



What you might have missed last week.

The huddle is real: Whether you’re nursing a hangover or coming out of a food coma, we all agree today should be a national holiday. You may need the extra time to return the TV you bought specifically for the big game.

Hot cup of credit card:  Starbucks revealed its credit card last week. Now you can charge your $10 coffees and waste that money on your credit card payment instead of overpriced coffee.
Tangled in the web
Here are things from around the internet the staff are reading.

Cabela’s credit card is no longer wandering in the woods. –Wall Street Journal

The rich just keep acquiring credit card companies. –Fast Company

Mom and Dad, identity thieves. –Buzzfeed


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