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How does your credit score compare?

The latest credit score statistics are compiled, including states with the highest, lowest scores, how credit scores change with age and more.

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The anatomy of a credit card number

Those numbers on the front of your credit card? They aren’t just random. They give away specific information about your card and where it comes from.

Now, we tell you what those numbers on your card mean.

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Unpaid joint car loan
hits ex's credit

Sally Herigstad
She neglected to tell her fiance when the payments were late. Now that they've broken up, can she fix his credit? ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help Picking a credit

Have bad credit and don't know how to make things better? The right credit counselor might be the answer. Here are eight steps to picking a credit counselor.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged college savings plan sponsored by a state, state agency or educational institution and authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Credit card quiz

Know your debt
collection rights

Many consumers find they are getting calls from debt collectors about unpaid and overdue bills. Do you know your rights when it comes to debt collection?

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'Taking Charge' blog

Kelly DilworthWary millennials
thumbing noses
at banks

Kelly Dilworth | 1/23/2015

Millennials are thumbing their noses at credit cards and traditional banking services, according to multiple reports, and that's making some people in the financial services industry nervous ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

Rather than worrying about when banks report your credit information to the credit bureaus, focus on keeping your balance as low as possible, particularly by the statement date.

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