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Discover, AmEx tie for tops in customer satisfaction

Card satisfaction hits all-time high

American Express, the perennial leader in J.D. Power's annual card satisfaction survey, shares the top score for the first time since 2007.

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Why was my credit card application denied?

Ever had your credit card application denied? No one likes rejection, but there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of being approved.

It helps to know how credit card companies decide whether to approve potential customers. Find out what they are looking for.

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Score tips for closing
cards, student loans

Barry Paperno
Keeping cards active with small balances and paying loans on time are the best ways to build and maintain a strong credit score ... See Expert Q&A

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Your credit report needs to be accurate, because that's one way lenders track your creditworthiness. That's why it's important to get errors corrected. Here's what to do.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

A credit card issuer is any financial institution that issues, or causes to be issued, credit cards. Companies such as Visa and MasterCard are not issuers, but rather transaction processors.

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Short of winning the lottery, millionaires don't get to be millionaires by accident. Those who've managed to accumulate at least seven figures share certain habits, traits and attitudes. Do you have what it takes?

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'Taking Charge' blog

Sienna KossmanPrep for holiday
shopping now

Sienna Kossman | 8/27/2014

Retailers are already prepping for the holiday shopping season. And if you have your finances' best interests in mind, maybe you should be, too ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

A student? Don't accept the first campus debit card you're offered. Shop around for a bank account and debit card you can use on campus.

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