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Return assistance programs ease refunds on products you've bought with the card. But you'll find lots of exclusions in the fine print.
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If you are an authorized user and the primary cardholder dies, you must stop using the card. It is against the law to use a deceased cardholder's account. If you do continue to charge with the card, you may be legally liable for the debt.
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Personal finance tops dreaded talks
Wells Fargo's Financial Health study, 44 percent of the 1,004
adults polled found talking about personal finances more difficult than talking
about politics, religion, taxes or even death.
Money causes huge stress in Americans' lives, according to the
national online survey, conducted by Market Probe Inc. and released on Feb. 20. It showed that about 40
percent of those polled said money was the biggest stressor in their life, and the
same number said they were more stressed about finances than they were a year
ago. A third of the participants, who were ages 25-75, said finances even made
them lose sleep.
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10 credit card
mistakes to avoid
Misunderstanding introductory interest rates is one of the most common credit card mistakes. It's easy to be seduced by a teaser offer of 0 percent, but rates often jump to 18 percent or higher after the promotional period ends. Make sure you know the terms and clear your balance before then.
An authorized user is any person who has permission to use a credit card account, but is not responsible for paying the bill. In that way, it differs from joint credit, in which both parties are obliged to pay. In some cases, the user will receive a credit card in his or her name, even though it is linked to someone else's account.
How is your financial health?
Like physical health, financial health is something we all want. How is your financial health? This quiz, created by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, will help you find out.
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