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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/11/11)

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This week we uncover the huge financial benefits of being informed. You may be paying a higher APR than you need to, or you might be listening to outdated advice. Your credit score may very well be racking you up higher interest on your bills. In finance, like every other part of life, knowledge is power. We encourage you to follow any of the contributors you enjoy on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts.

Credit Score Range: Save Money on Loan
Moneyed up includes some helpful charts that reflect the difference you will pay on loans and mortgages depending on your credit score. These numbers are proof that taking care of your score is taking care of your future. @Moneyedup

Insider Tips for Getting the Most Bang from Rewards Programs
Fox Business offers tips for maximizing rewards and making sure they’re accessible to you when you want them. @FoxBusiness

Credit Card Debt’s Mighty Grip on Black America
With the rough past few years Americans are carrying more debt across the board. Sadly, the debt crisis has impacted African Americans particularly hard. Black cardholders generally carry balances with higher interest rates than whites. It’s said that issuers are aware of this and targeting those with a revolving balance. @AtlantaPost

5 Financial Tips You Should Ignore
The US News list of tips that should be ignored is refreshing because there is never one answer for every situation. Whether it’s credit cards, student loans or 401(k)s –no two circumstances are the same. @USNewsMoney

Free Credit Scores for Active-duty Service Members
Most people are aware that your credit score is a fundamental part of your credit portfolio, and most also know you have to pay for it. In a push to help military families get a hold of their finances, credit scores will be free to those in active-duty. @baltimoresun

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