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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (1/21/11)

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In honor of Twitter‘s Follow Friday tradition, we’ll be taking a look and highlighting some of our favorite finance blogs and news updates from around the Web. Take a look at our top picks for this week and if you like them, we encourage you to follow them on twitter for regular updates. We even included the twitter handles to make it easy!

So, without further ado, here are our top picks for this week:

Rock-Bottom Credit Scores Are Even Harder to Hit Than ‘Perfect’ Scores
Wallet Pop’s Martha White examines why it’s actually harder to hit the lowest credit score than the highest. – @walletpopper

In Rewards Cards’ Terms, How Much Really Is 5% Back?
Mathew Amster-Burton of Mint.com cautions consumers about rewards cards with caps, restrictions and higher APRs. – @mint

How Do I Build Credit When No One Will Give Me A Credit Card?
The Consumerist found a consumer that may be a good candidate for a secured credit card. Ben Popkins explains what to look for and avoid in these cards. – @consumerist

Think You Can’t Afford an Emergency Fund? Think Again!
Donna Freedman at GetRichSlowly advocates emergency funds and emphasizing the importance of “microsaving.” – @GRSblog

A Breakdown of Average Bank Fees
Matt Brownell of Bundle called on Rate Watch for a breakdown of national bank fees. – Bundle.com

That wraps up the first edition of our Weekly Web Roundup. Be sure and follow our #followfriday tweets on Credit.com’s official twitter @CreditExperts. And, if you come across an interesting feature that you’d like to share, post it in the comments section below or email us at tidbits@credit.com for consideration in our next weekly shoutout. 

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