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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/1/11)

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>As always we’re bringing you our favorite blogs of the week. Check out the articles below for new facts, helpful tips and unique insight into your finances. We even included an incredible game to play with your friends and your credit cards!  Be careful –if you lose, you may be left picking up the bill!  We encourage you to follow the contributors you enjoy on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts.

FICO Research: Effects of Mortgage Delinquencies on Credit Scores
A recently released study shows how much and for how long mortgage delinquencies can impact your credit score. This informative article includes a chart that shows the hard truths often associated with predatory lending. @mybanktracker

4 Ways to Keep Down costs on Debit, Checking Accounts
With banks already cutting down on rewards and raising fees, the proposed interchange fee cap isn’t doing anything to slow the trend. Candice Choi offers smart tips to getting the most from your money. Reading this just might put a little extra money in your pocket! @usatodaymoney

Playing Credit Card Roulette
This game isn’t for the faint of heart and includes more risk and excitement than you could ever imagine when closing the tab with a group of friends. Everyone puts their card in the pot, but only one pays the bill. The odds may seem to be in your favor, but there’s no guarantee your group’s indulgences won’t be on your next credit card bill. @bargainr

Pay Off Car Loan or 0% APR first
People who plan to pay off their debt often look at the most logical way to do so. The problem is, people aren’t always logical. Dealing with debt is both mathematical and psychological. Consumerist Commentary weighs the two and offers examples and a link to an article about the “Debt Avalanche Method.” @flexo

Credit Card Golden Rules for Retirees
The advice given to those who are retired (or are soon to be) is good for everyone, but it means the most to those who’s financial futures become more fixed. @arohan

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