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Card application rejected? 3 steps to getting approved
Rejected for a new credit card? Take these steps to make sure that the next time you apply for new plastic, your chances for approval are high.
6 credit questions you should know the answers to
Not keeping on top your finances can have dire consequences. Here are six money and debt questions everyone should know the answers to.
New VantageScore is gaining traction
FICO scores may get all the attention. However, the new VantageScore 3.0 is becoming more widely used by lenders, say experts.
Fed: The recession really changed our spending habits
The historic cut in consumer debt since the start of the Great Recession has come substantially from households tightening their belts.
Will canceling cards hurt a great credit score?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
Her credit score is 790, but with seven credit cards open, she wonders if she can cancel some without hurting her score.
When does bad debt fall off credit reports?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
If debts went into collection, and then discharged in bankruptcy, when can you expect those marks to be erased from credit reports?
Need to get a chip card before going abroad?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
Traveling Europe without an EMV-chip card can leave you in the lurch, so how can you get your hands on one?
Divorcing a spouse's business debts
'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt
Your spouse's business debt could ding your credit after you split, depending on state laws and how the account was set up.
Big data is becoming big business
If sharing information about what you buy with strangers makes you squeamish, then you may want to think twice about swiping your credit card.
Silicon Valley sex workers embrace the Square app
Practitioners of the world's oldest profession are apparently using a smartphone app to accept credit card payments for their services.
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