Traveling Abroad? You’ll Need These Credit Tips

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Traveling Abroad? You’ll Need These Credit Tips

Traveling Abroad? You’ll Need These Credit Tips

Numerous things are taken into consideration by consumers when they are about to head to another country for a trip. But there are also things travelers should keep in mind in regards to their credit cards. A number of credit cards issued by banks and credit unions carry fees when they are used abroad. A… Read More

Can You Be Rejected For A Debit Card?

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Can You Be Rejected For A Debit Card?

Can You Be Rejected For A Debit Card?

When a clerk at Target told Annette Tierney her she could save 5% on her purchases by opening a Target REDcard debit card, it was a no-brainer. “Every time we go in there we get a cart full of stuff,” she explains. “We usually spend $250 to $500.” It also seemed simple enough—the store’s debit… Read More

Federal Watchdog to Monitor Credit Reporting Agencies

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Federal Watchdog to Monitor Credit Reporting Agencies

Federal Watchdog to Monitor Credit Reporting Agencies

A consumer’s credit score is perhaps the most important piece of financial information about them because it boils down almost their entire borrowing history to a single three-digit number, and now, a federal consumer watchdog is setting its sights on the reports on which those scores are based. (If you don’t understand how a credit score… Read More

Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

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Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

Growing up today is tough if you can’t find a job and are saddled with student loan debt. In a recent study from the Pew Research Center, nearly 22% of young adults age 25-34 are living with their parents. That is up from 11% in 1980. Similarly, young people are pushing back other life goals… Read More

Using Credit Cards for Bad Credit Responsibly

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Using Credit Cards for Bad Credit Responsibly

Using Credit Cards for Bad Credit Responsibly

Many Americans saw their credit ratings fall precipitously during the recent recession and are now looking to rebuild their standing by obtaining credit cards designed specifically for consumers who have had a troubled borrowing history. These bad credit credit cards are a good idea for those who need access to a line of credit but… Read More

Five Things to Do and Not Do For Your New College Grad

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Five Things to Do and Not Do For Your New College Grad

Five Things to Do and Not Do For Your New College Grad

Let’s face it, the need for financial aid doesn’t magically disappear once a college diploma is earned. New college graduates heading out into the real world will likely come a knockin’ on family doors for some help in the early going. Here’s how to help a new college graduate without totally messing up your own… Read More

Why You Should Care About What Happens in Europe

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Why You Should Care About What Happens in Europe

Why You Should Care About What Happens in Europe

Often, events that occur in some other part of the world do not seem relevant to us. For example, when we read about the European debt crisis and the problems in Greece, it’s all too easy to think of it as “their” problem and to not understand why we should care about what’s happening there…. Read More

Survey: Consumers Want to Build Their Credit

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Survey: Consumers Want to Build Their Credit

Survey: Consumers Want to Build Their Credit

Nationwide, more consumers are growing aware of the considerable importance their credit rating carries, and the way it affects them in their everyday lives. As a consequence, many are now looking to improve their credit score, but may not be sure how to do it. These days, the majority of consumers say that the area… Read More

Don’t Travel Without Knowing Credit Card Basics

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Don’t Travel Without Knowing Credit Card Basics

Don’t Travel Without Knowing Credit Card Basics

Many consumers these days rely on their credit cards to make many of their everyday purchases, and that becomes especially true when they go on vacation, as using a card is often more convenient than carrying cash. However, consumers who are planning a vacation should get familiar with the terms and conditions of their credit… Read More

Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

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Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

Though the nation’s two major political parties have very little they can agree on, it seems that one issue where there’s a bit of common ground, at least among each side’s likely presidential candidates, is in the area of student loans. Both President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney have come out in… Read More

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