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You've paid off your debt. Now what?

You've paid off your debt. Now what?

Being debt-free comes with new disposable income. Here's how to manage it.

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Credit card agreement crib notes

Credit card agreements can be overwhelming to read, but when you're signing up for a new card, it's important to know what you're getting into. Check out this short list of the most important terms to watch out for.

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Expert Q&A

How to stop identity theft of
a deceased family member


Sally Herigstad
ID theft among family members, alive or dead, is common ... See ID theft


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Credit Card Help

Choosing a card?
Consider these 6 things

A credit card is a bit like a chain saw -- very handy, but dangerous. Ask questions about these 6 things, then choose the right tool for the job and follow the safety rules.


Credit card glossary terms

Most credit cards in the U.S. have a variable interest rate, with the APR tied to the prime rate, which moves in lock step with the federal funds rate -- an interest rate set by the Federal Reserve. When the Fed raises rates, it means your APR will go up, too.


Credit card quiz

Quiz: Which president said
this about money?

Economic turmoil is nothing new. Throughout history, U.S. presidents have worried about money, both in their private and professional lives. Think you can relate? Take our quiz and match the money quote to the president who said it.


Credit card calculators

Looking to lower costs by transferring your balance to a credit card with a promotional 0-percent interest rate?

Use our 0 percent balance transfer calculator to figure out how much you need to pay every month before the promotional period ends and the interest rate skyrockets.


'Taking Charge' blog

Kelly Dilworth Credit report gripes
nearly doubled


Kelly Dilworth | 8/28/2015

Despite the credit reporting industry's efforts to improve, a recent report shows consumer complaints about credit reports have surged ... See more


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Credit card tip of the day

Find out if your credit card issuer provides free credit scores. Many now do. Regular access to your score can help you understand your financial picture, and unexpected changes to your score can alert you to fraud.



Updated: 08-30-2015