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5 questions for overseas travel

Video: Going abroad? Ask these 5 questions

Before you pack your passport, know the answers to these questions to take the most advantage of your credit card.

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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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Expert Q&A

Should I 'boost' my
frequent flier miles?

Tony Mecia
Airlines offer travelers the chance to buy miles at a discounted rate, but using your card can be a better value ... 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

Test your credit
card timing savvy

When it comes to credit, timing is everything. Take this quiz to find out whether your credit clock is tuned like a fine Swiss wristwatch or the busted timepiece that's right only twice a day.

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 KossmanDoes an EMV
card mean your
data's safer?

Sienna Kossman | 9/2/2014

If your credit card issuer has sent you a card featuring a metallic square on its face, congrats. You're ready for the national shift to a data-encryption card technology known as EMV ... See more

If a credit card company puts incorrect information in your file, do you think you should be liable for any debt?


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Credit card tip of the day

Know your rights, and read your credit card agreements carefully. For example, there can be language about when and how the issuer can contact you.

Credit Score Estimator

Not sure what your credit score is?

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