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Friday, April 18th 2014

CREDIT CARD HELP: The basic fundamentals of credit cards

Preventing and handling credit card debt
Credit Card Help: 8 things you must know about card debt

8 things you must know about credit card debt

Despite what you may hear about credit cards, getting into overwhelming debt with them is not inevitable. Here's how you can use plastic to your advantage.

Credit Card Help: 11 tips for dealing with debt collectors

11 tips for dealing with debt collections, collectors

Ignoring debt collectors' letters and phone calls is a bad idea. Deal with it, experts say, otherwise matters can only get worse. Here are 11 tips for dealing with the stress of debt collection.
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Do you know your debt collection rights?

Credit Card Help: Do you know your debt collection rights?

Once you've read through all the great info in this section, test what you've learned with this quiz. Or if you're feeling brave, go ahead and try it first. Good luck! 

Before bankruptcy, consider these things first

Credit Card Help: Consider this before choosing bankruptcy Going bankrupt is like pushing a financial reset button, and it comes with its own set of gifts and liabilities. If you're pondering it, consider these 14 key factors. 

9 things you should know about balance transfers

Credit Card Help: 9 things you should know about balance transfers

Used wisely, balance transfers can help you draw down that lingering credit card debt. But the rules can be tricky. Here's what you must know.

9 things to know about debt consolidation

Credit Card Help: 9 things to know about debt consolidation

Debt consolidation programs can help you, but they can also hurt when done poorlyor for the wrong reasons. Here's what you need to know.

How credit card reform will impact you

Credit Card Help: How credit card reform will impac you

The rules of the credit card game have changed as the landmark Credit CARD Act has taken effect. Here's what these changes mean to you.

8 steps for picking a credit counselor

Credit Card Help: 8 steps for picking a credit counselor

Not all credit counseling agencies are the same. Consumers can take the following steps to search for ones that are reputable.

Credit Card Help: Credit card glossary

Find the terms you must know in our credit card glossary

What's an APR? What about a grace period or a finance charge? This alphabetical list of terms can help clear things up for you. 

CREDIT CARD HELP: The basic fundamentals of credit cards


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