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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/17/11)

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For those of you who enjoy financial tips, this week’s round-up is  just for you! If you’re a student, traveler or rule breaker—you’ll want to keep reading. Did you know that riding a motorcycle to the bank to pay off your debt could get you two strikes on your credit score? As always, if you enjoy any of our favorite bloggers, we encourage you to follow them on Twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts too!

5 More Surprising Things That Hurt Your Credit Score
Credit scores can be awfully finicky. Here are some logical and some oddly specific things you may not know harm your score. @walletpop

5 Ways to Slash Pre-Paid Credit Card Fees
Prepaid cards are becoming increasingly popular but there area ton of possible fees that come along with them. Each card has different types of fees and they are accrued differently depending on the way you use them. Thankfully, this article supplies a guide to help minimize fees from almost any prepaid card. @usnews

5 Money ‘Rules’ Meant to be Broken
Sometimes breaking the rules is wise and beneficial. This is often the case when the rules don’t apply to everyone— or they’re flat out wrong. Take a look at a few of the faulty financial rules we encourage you to consider breaking. @foxbusiness

7 Tips for Using Student Credit Cards
Spending more than you should may seem like a temptation with minor repercussions when you’re a college student. The truth is, over spending on your credit card could end up impacting the rest of your financial future. If you’re a student with a credit card, or know one, this article is a must read for practical credit card advice. @Flexo

How to Avoid Credit Card Problems Abroad (Still a list of tips… I count 5!)
It can be very frustrating to lose access to your primary form payment when traveling–especially when traveling abroad– and unfortunately there are many situations where this can happen. Preparing full-proof purchase power options before you travel can save you a lot of headaches, time and money. @nytimes

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  • mike

    “Did you know that riding a motorcycle to the bank to pay off your debt could get you two strikes on your credit score?”

    Makes sense. I’d ding them too for not using automatic/electronic payment. The second just applies to Harley owners, as those bikes will bankrupt you just keeping them running properly.

  • aaron thomas

    Ive tried a couple of websites to try and recieve my 3 free credit scores and Im still being charged. please send any recommendations or any websites to recieve them if possible, truly free.

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