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Protecting soldiers from fraudsters

Protecting soldiers from fraudsters

Government and other groups offer education, protection and recourse for military service members in the cross hairs of financial fraudsters.

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Should you use a pet credit card to pay the vet bill?

When a beloved pet is sick, most people do whatever they can to make that pet well again. In fact, last year, U.S. residents spent more than $55 billion on pet care and pet products.

But what do you do when you can’t afford your vet bill? When your pet is sick and you need to find a way to help them get well?

We have a solution for you that you may not have thought of.

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Expert Q&A

City fines exempt
from bankruptcy


Sally Herigstad
In most cases, back taxes, student loans, child support and government
fines can't be discharged in bankruptcy ... See Expert Q&A

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Credit Card Help

Credit Card Help Choosing the
right card

A credit card is a handy tool, but it's capable of inflicting serious damage if used improperly. Here are six things to consider before choosing your next card.

Credit card glossary terms

Credit card glossary

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common type of bankruptcy filing for individuals who can no longer pay their bills. While it allows debt to be discharged, it severely damages credit.

Credit card quiz

Are you smarter than a 15-year-old about money?

See how you stack up against the world's teens by taking our quiz, which is from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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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 KossmanWhy didn't I
sign for my
credit purchase?

Sienna Kossman | 8/1/2014

Recently, on several occasions I wasn't prompted to sign for my purchase after swiping my card. Instead, the cashier handed me a receipt and said I was "good to go" ... See more

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Credit card tip of the day

It's a myth that closing a card's account will always hurt your credit score. More important is making sure your credit utilization ratio (the amount you owe to the amount of credit you have available) is below 30 percent.

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