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Cities with the best and worst credit scores

Cities with the best, worst credit scores

Measured by credit score, Mankato, Minnesota, and Greenwood, Mississippi, are as far apart financially as they are culturally.

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Study: Online accounts often go unchecked for fraud

Americans regularly check their bank account and credit card statements for suspicious activity, but fewer than a third check various online accounts at least once a month, a study by credit bureau Experian finds.

In fact, more than a third of those polled said they never check their online credit monitoring account, and more than a quarter never check online card accounts.

Some 1,000 adult Americans were polled from Sept. 2-5, 2014, in an online survey. The "Experian Cybersecurity Survey" was conducted for Experian by marketing research firm Edelman Berland. There was a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.

Study: Online accounts and fraud

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Expert Q&A

5 credit don'ts for
mortgage shoppers


Barry Paperno
When you're about to apply for a mortgage, go easy on changes to your credit, because you could derail your loan ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help The 5 parts of
the FICO score

While the inner workings of the FICO scoring system are a closely guarded secret, the company is open about the general components of the FICO credit score. Here's a breakdown.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

To default is to fail to make a payment on a debt by the due date. If this happens with a credit card, creditors might raise interest rates to the default (or penalty rate) or decrease the line of credit.

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Do you have what it
takes to be a millionaire?

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 the mindset?

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'Taking Charge' blog

Karen Haywood QueenHow I beat
coupons with
discount
gift cards

Karen Haywood Queen | 11/19/2014

Every week, I'd spend about 30 minutes clipping and ripping coupons from the Sunday newspaper. They piled up everywhere. But at most I'd save $10. Then I discovered discount gift cards ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

When shopping for the holidays, cut costs by refraining from buying food and drinks. Bring along a coffee Thermos, water bottles and snacks instead.

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