Credit Card Spending Drops Before the Holidays

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Credit Card Spending Drops Before the Holidays

Credit Card Spending Drops Before the Holidays

Americans curtailed their credit card spending in the third quarter, according to the latest consumer credit report from the Federal Reserve. Overall, outstanding consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 5.2% in the third quarter, no thanks to credit cardholders. Revolving account balances — credit that can be re-used after it is repaid, as… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Better Credit Cards

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This Week in Credit News: Better Credit Cards

This Week in Credit News: Better Credit Cards

The biggest credit news this week is all about credit cards, focusing on how you can get your hands on better ones. The Best Business Credit Cards With No Annual Fee Our latest installment of our Best Credit Cards in America series, credit card guru Jason Steele uses a unique ranking system to pick the… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

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This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

The biggest news this week is all about Financial Literacy Month, which kicked off on Monday. President Obama Declares April As National Financial Capability Month The president, in a proclamation last week, declared April 2013 as Financial Capability Month, coinciding with Financial Literacy Month. President Obama said in his declaration that the purpose of this… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

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This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

The biggest news this week is all about credit cards that are easy to understand, as consumers search for less confusion and more perks. The Simplest Credit Cards in America Consumers tend to shy away from complicated products for good reason — fine print can be the downfall of even the most well-intentioned consumer. So… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

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This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

The biggest news this week is all about love and money, as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. Engaged? 5 Things to Do With Your Money Now Valentine’s Day tends to be a major holiday for love birds all around the world to pop the question. The first step toward getting married also warrants some money moves… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Dealing With Debts

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This Week in Credit News: Dealing With Debts

This Week in Credit News: Dealing With Debts

The biggest news this week is all about debt — whether it’s using a credit card to transfer debt from one credit card to another, going into debt because you want to propose, or working through tax debts with the IRS. The Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards in America In the most recent edition of… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Wrapping Up the Year

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This Week in Credit News: Wrapping Up the Year

This Week in Credit News: Wrapping Up the Year

With the year coming to a close soon, the biggest credit news this week is about resolutions for positive money management in 2013 and wrapping up the loose ends from 2012. The Single Most Important Advice for Better Credit in 2013  You’re going to see a lot of New Year’s resolutions articles in the next… Read More

This Week in Credit News: A Blue Christmas

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This Week in Credit News: A Blue Christmas

This Week in Credit News: A Blue Christmas

The biggest news this week is all about the darker side of the holiday season — scams, homeowner nightmares, and rising credit card balances. 10 States With the Highest Credit Card Balances Using Experian’s most recent innovation — IntelliView, a Web-based query, analysis and reporting tool that crunches data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports —… Read More

This Week in Credit News: A Wintry Mix

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This Week in Credit News: A Wintry Mix

This Week in Credit News: A Wintry Mix

The news this week was a mix of naughty and nice, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced they would not be evicting homeowners over the holidays, but the fiscal cliff still looms large. Fiscal Cliff Deal Down to Wrangling Over Details Let’s start with the bad news first: We’re still headed toward the fiscal… Read More

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