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Jeanine Skowronski

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Jeanine is an editor and reporter at Credit.com. Prior to joining us, Jeanine’s work was featured by TheStreet, Newsweek, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Fox Business, Forbes, CNBC and various other online publications. Follow her at @JeanineSko

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

Anyone shopping around for a credit card this summer has a lot of new choices at their disposal. Case in point: U.S. Bank announced on Monday that it’s now offering two new co-branded American Express credit cards. The U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card is a cash back credit card that mirrors other new entrants... Read More

There Have Been Double-Digit Increases in Medical Costs in Just a Year

Managing Debt

There Have Been Double-Digit Increases in Medical Costs in Just a Year

There Have Been Double-Digit Increases in Medical Costs in Just a Year

Anyone who’s reviewed their health insurance statements is well-acquainted with just how high medical bills can climb. Now, a new analysis from TransUnion found that consumers are increasingly being asked to shoulder the costs. Per the credit bureau, patients saw a 13% rise in both deductible and out-of-pocket maximum costs between 2014 and 2015. The average deductible for consumers in 2015 was... Read More

Can I Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Mortgages

Can I Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Can I Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Prospective homebuyers may be surprised to hear that bad credit won’t necessarily shut them out of the market completely. It is possible to get a mortgage with a subpar credit score — but your options are going to be limited and you’re most likely going to pay in fees and/or interest. What Score Do I Need?... Read More

Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

Credit Score

Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

If you’ve got a less-than-stellar credit score and are looking to apply for a loan, chances are you’re going to want to fix those numbers fast. And you just might be able to do it — depending, of course, on what’s weighing your credit down. Dealing With Disputes Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, once... Read More

A 0% Paycheck Advance: Here’s How It Works

Personal Loans

A 0% Paycheck Advance: Here’s How It Works

A 0% Paycheck Advance: Here’s How It Works

Most employers pay their employees every other week or twice a month — a modus operandi that can lead those living to paycheck-to-paycheck to turn to often-expensive payday loans, bank overdrafts or high-interest credit cards when an emergency arises and/or they’re low on cash. Now, one Palo Alto startup is aiming to help cash-strapped consumers bridge the gap at a... Read More

The Big Costco Credit Card Switch Is Happening on June 20: What You Need to Know

Credit Cards

The Big Costco Credit Card Switch Is Happening on June 20: What You Need to Know

The Big Costco Credit Card Switch Is Happening on June 20: What You Need to Know

A friendly reminder to all Costco credit cardholders: It’s time to get your new Costco Anywhere Visa credit card ready to shop at Costco stores and online starting June 20 — the day the bulk retailer officially switches to the new Visa network with issuer Citi. [Update: This story has been revised to reflect that you can also use all Visa credit cards,... Read More

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