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Thursday, April 24th 2014

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College debt repayment: A practical guide

7 tips for dealing with college debt

Now that you have your degree, put those smarts to use: Get out from under your huge student loan debt.

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Sienna KossmanMichaels security breach could have been worse
Sienna Kossman | 4/24/2014

Compared to victims of other incidents, Michaels consumers may not have as much to worry about because the hackers didn't take as much information as they could have ... See more

As more women take on the role of breadwinner, how should it affect the financial responsibilities in her relationship?

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If you pay off a bill to a collection agency even after you settle, make sure you get in writing that it will notify the credit reporting agencies that the balance is zero.

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Bankers predict an increase in credit-line requests

Risk managers at banks in Canada and the United States believe credit-line increase requests will rise, according to a study from the Professional Risk Managers' International Association and the credit scoring company FICO.

Asked about the entire consumer credit market, 55 percent of those polled said they expect the requests to increase significantly or somewhat in the next six months.

A total of 229 risk managers at U.S. and Canadian banks were polled in February 2014. Columbia Business School's Center for Decision Sciences analyzed the results of the survey, which was titled "Consumer Credit Risk -- North America Trends and Expectations."

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Expert Q&A

Big bill, small credit
limit: Your options

Jane McNamara
In one hand is a big bill. In the other, an offer for a credit card with a 0 percent interest rate, but a tiny credit limit. It's time to look at your other options ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help10 keys to
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You may have heard the terms credit history and credit score. But what exactly is a credit history, what is a credit score -- and why are they so important?

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