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ID theft

Risk of ID theft after data breach rising

It used to be that just 1 in 9 victims of a data breach had the hacked info used against them. Now the odds are 1 in 3, says a new study.

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Credit card travel perks -- are they worth it?

Travel rewards cards can help you earn free flights or hotel stays. Many cards also come with rental car insurance, travel insurance, priority boarding and even free companion tickets on airlines.

But you need to weigh the value of the rewards and perks against card fees and program restrictions – such as blackout dates.

Find out what you need to know before you redeem any more points.

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Expert Q&A

Preapproval offers
can be tricky


Erica Sandberg
A preapproval letter from a card issuer can seem like an official invitation to a hot new nightclub. Yet, you may be rudely turned away ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help

Credit Card Help The types of
card companies

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Learn the differences between the credit card companies.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

CVV, or card verification value, is one of the names for the security code that helps verify the legitimacy of a credit card. It can be three or four digits, and printed on the back or front of the card.

Credit card quiz

What's your credit card IQ?

Do you really understand how your credit cards work? Test your card IQ.

Credit card calculators

Try our easy-to-use financial calculators.

Find out what it would take to pay off your balance, the true cost of making minimum payments, whether a cash-back or low-interest card is better for you -- and more.

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'Taking Charge' blog

Sienna KossmanMy furry student
loan reality check

Sienna Kossman | 7/23/2014

I was starting to come to terms with the monthly sacrifices I'd be making to pay off my student loan debt over the next decade. And then I saw a shelter dog's big brown eyes ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

If you want to combine points with someone for a travel award, know the different transfer policies before you redeem to avoid any surprises.

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