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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (2/18/11)

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This week we bring to you the best advice and new statistics on credit and your finances. Whether it’s keeping your identity safe, your marriage sound or protecting your financial future –we have the best of the blogs. Remember, if you like any of our weekly favorites, we encourage you to follow them on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow at @CreditExperts while you’re at it!

Rent Payment Now Appear on Experian Credit Reports
This year is the first time paying rent has come in to play in your credit reports and credit scores. This is good news for some who have had trouble building credit –now all they have to do to start is pay their rent on time.  @CNNMoney

Nine Major Money Mistakes that can Derail Your Marriage
Statistics show that money is one of the major factors in divorce, so it is wise to communicate clearly with your partner about your goals and expectations. Included are nine money topics that couples should consider discussing.  @USATODAYmoney

Find Best Offer in the Card’s Fine Print So You Can End Abusive Lending Practices
Jean Chatzky explains the best ways to find the credit card and lending plan that’s right for you. And yes, it includes reading the fine print and doing research. It’s so worth it! @JeanChatzky

Credit Card Fraud Up 62% in Past Two Years
Fraud is at a record high and continuing to grow. However, most consumers feel their banks are protecting them. @SmartCompany

Credit and Debt Are Good For You (In Moderation)
Jim Wang at Bargaineering highlights the benefits of having credit and even some debt. While you should always be in tight control of your finances, having debt that you regularly pay off can be a healthy way to build credit.  @bargainr

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