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Protecting your ID on campus

Students heading to college need to protect their computers and smartphones, and the sensitive data on them, from campus theft.

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PLUS: 10 ways students can protect against identity theft

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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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Wrong account info
doesn't absolve debt

Sally Herigstad
If your card account lists an incorrect Social Security number, you don't get a free pass on paying any debt you've racked up ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help

Credit Card Help Disputing credit
report errors

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

While debit cards and credit cards are alike in appearance, they differ in one critical aspect: A debit card withdraws money from a bank account, while a credit card creates a loan. Think of them as "pay now" (debit) versus "pay later" (credit).

Credit card quiz

Do you think like
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 what it takes?

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'Taking Charge' blog

Kelly Dilworth4 tips for
saving on
baby costs

Kelly Dilworth | 8/29/2014

Soon after my husband and I found out we were expecting, I drew up a list of "must-have" baby items. I thought I was being selective. But when I added everything up, I was shocked: It would cost us nearly $2,000 to purchase the items on my list ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

While closing a card with no balance should have no effect on your credit, it can be impacted if you have balances on other cards. That's because you will have less available credit if you close that one card.

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