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Cut credit card interest costs, exceed minimum payments

Paying just a little more than your credit card's monthly minimum payment makes a big difference. Find out how to save money -- and pay off your bill more quickly.

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Expert Q&A

When is it time to cut
credit apron strings?


Erica Sandberg
A 28-year-old's mom offers to pay off $2,400 in card debt, but then wants to cut daughter loose as an authorized user on her card ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help

Credit Card Help Times when you
shouldn't use
credit cards

Cards can be a great convenience and an easy way to build credit. But there are times when pulling out plastic is a bad idea. Here are 10 of them.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

A credit bureau is a company that catalogs and sells information regarding the payment behavior of consumers, and issues credit reports with related information.

Credit card quiz

Are you ready for a card?

You want to strike out on your own, and get your own credit card, but are you really ready? Use these 10 questions to test if you have enough knowledge about cards to own one.

Credit card calculators

Try our easy-to-use financial calculators.

Find out what it would take to pay off your balance, the true cost of making minimum payments, whether a cash-back or low-interest card is better for you -- and more.

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'Taking Charge' blog

Sienna KossmanRelief for
private student
loan borrowers

Sienna Kossman | 11/25/2014

For private student loan borrowers facing high, inflexible monthly payments in times of unemployment or other financial hardships, relief may be on the way ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

If you are having trouble securing airline seats with your reward miles, try flights in the middle of the week or flights that make two stops. If you are flexible, you will have better luck.

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