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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/1/11)

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With credit scores being more important than ever, debit fees on the rise and the changing need for credit as life goes on—we’re here to offer you the best advice the web has to offer. Take a look at this week’s selections to get a good read on where you stand, or where you would like to stand in the world of credit. 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.

Credit Scores: Is 750 the New 680?
A new report shows that 46% of all loans in the first quarter were given to those with credit scores over 750. If you’re looking for a credit score boost to compete in this strict new financial world, take a look at the tips in this article. @Time @RE_Rookie

Study: Credit Card Issuers Can Do More on Safety
Javelin Strategy & Research announced that credit card companies could make account and identity protection a lot safer with a little effort. It goes on to explain what they think banks could do to improve credit card security and gives them all a score, with Bank of America coming in at the safest. @ABC

Taking Medical Debt Out of the Equation
A new bill hopes to remove medical debt from credit reports once the debt is paid. With huge numbers of insurance claims processed incorrectly and an economy slowed partially due to lack of available credit, this proposal could be a helpful boost for many Americans. @archivedigger

Debit Fee Rules: Reasons for Consumers to Dump Debit Cards
To be fair, this title is a bit stern for our view of the future of the debit card, but Simon at My Bank Track is right on to warn us that things are about to change in a big way. With new fees undoubtedly on their way for debit cards, pre-paid or high reward credit cards may be a better solution for some card users. @mybanktracker

Best Credit Cards for Major Phases of Life
We don’t normally include credit card reviews in our roundup, but this card-for-phase article makes some good points and might even inspire you to look at a different kind of card for a different time in your life. I particularly like the notion of going for a VIP card when retiring. It’s about time for some VIP treatment! @thestreet_news

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