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When does charging taxes, tuition make sense?
Large payments for taxes or tuition can rack up big rewards, but they often come with extra costs -- "convenience fees." When is it wise to pay them? More...
2013: What's in the (credit) cards for you?
Smartphone magic that lets you breeze through checkout lines? Higher barriers against card rip-offs? We ask analysts what's ahead in 2013. More...
Consumer bureau looks at credit card rules
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a call for comments as part of a study on the impact of the Credit CARD Act of 2009. More...
Prepaid card overdrafts: Debt trap or good deal?
Overdraft programs on prepaid cards are costly loans that should be outlawed, consumer advocates say. Some customers disagree. More...
Expert credit card advice

Help! I spent too much on Christmas
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
She budgeted for holiday gifts, but went way over for the kids. And then the car broke down, and here come the bills. Now what? More...
How to fix your bad credit rating
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
If you have horrible credit, it isn't ruined forever. But you need to start by understanding how you got there.
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Maxing out business cards brings risks
'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt
Our small business card column debuts with a look at the benefits and risks of high spending on business cards.
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Cashing in miles? Make sure it's worth it
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
Be sure you're getting the most bang for your frequent flier miles when you redeem them. Our expert shows you how to do the math.
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'Taking Charge' blogs and videos

Last-minute tax move didn't hold up
Blogger Fred Williams thought he could save on capital gains by selling and rebuying, but the math didn't add up. More...
Video: How 3 mobile apps add up
How do the apps that let you make purchases with your mobile phone compare? We road-tested Google Wallet, Square Wallet and PayPal. More...
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Airline 14.63%
Student 13.31%
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