Category Archives: Protecting yourself

You don’t take my advice and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 5 months It’s been nearly half a year since that ghastly Equifax breach and the news that’s coming out keeps looks grimmer. There’s no regulation in sight and a lot of options for locking your…
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Charge a series of spa treatments to protect yourself

Erica Sandberg

If you’re like most people (me included), you want to look and feel your best. You also may want to get the best deal by signing up for a package of wellness services. What’s wrong with that? If your first…
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Parade of mistakes sent my credit score tumbling

Karen Haywood Queen

A few weeks into the new year, I’m dealing with a 6-year-old credit nightmare. The story in a nutshell: I co-signed for a card for my son, forgot about the account and lately I have been wrestling with my credit…
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Rate hikes make paying only the minimum more costly

Mike Cetera

If you haven’t examined your credit card statement carefully in the past few months, now may be a good time to do so. You’re in for a slightly rude awakening. Why? Your credit card interest rate is likely higher today…
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Recurring charges wreak havoc on my finances

Kelly Dilworth

I recently learned something embarrassing: Over the past few years, I’ve wasted more than $100 a month on subscriptions and services I don’t even use. For example, after reviewing my credit card statements, I found that Amazon has been charging…
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