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11 smartphone tips for holiday shopping
If the thought of making lists, battling crowds and spending lots of money makes you feel less than jolly, cheer up. You may already have the tools to make holiday shopping a snap in your smartphone. More...
How one couple paid off $120,000 in debt
Frances Bostick of Manhattan, Kansas, keeps a bag of cut-up credit cards to remind her of her hard-won victory over a $120,000 debt. More...
FTC takes aim at mobile apps for kids
Games and other apps designed for kids come under fire for sharing information and allowing in-app charges without adequate disclosure. More...
Get out of jail with a credit card
To the chagrin of traditional bail bond agents, an increasing number of jails allow arrested people to pay their bonds by credit card. More...
Expert credit card advice

Dealing with card debt after being laid off
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
A single mom with a son in college and lots of card debt is laid off. Will a credit consolidation company help or hurt her dilemma? More...
6 simple credit lessons for college students
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
What can start out as an emergency card in college can morph into long-term debt if you don't manage your charging well.
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Finding an affordable, safe handyman
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
Cast a wide net to get a reliable person for your home repairs, and don't necessarily assume cheapest if best.
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Will a card upgrade boost your rewards?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
Upgrading a card to another in the same family may boost rewards, but the move could ding your credit score in the process.
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'Taking Charge' blogs

Starbucks 'Metal Card' going for serious coin
Starbucks' entire 5,000 limited edition "Metal Card" -- selling for $450 each -- sold out quickly and can now be found on eBay. More...
Bogus $500 million note scammer busted
In the land of stupid crimes, Floridian Cleland Ayison tried to pass a fake Federal Reserve Note to an undercover FBI agent. More...
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Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.31%
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