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Ashes and hearts and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 91.6 million That’s how many new credit cards were opened in 2017. That’s almost as many as before the economy came crashing down around everyone in 2008. We’ll call that a win for consumer confidence. This…
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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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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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Are millennials really shunning credit cards?

Kelly Dilworth

Millennials are often portrayed as reluctant credit card borrowers who snub their noses at high-interest plastic and prefer prepaid cards and debit for most of their transactions. But according to recent research looking at millennials and credit, it appears that…
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3 New Year’s credit resolutions I intend to keep

Sienna Kossman

In the spirit of moving forward and continuing to grow financially, I’ve come up with three credit-based financial goals I want to accomplish by the end of 2015. They aren’t huge, but I think these are all resolutions I can easily stick to. Here’s my credit plan for the New Year:
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