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Same-sex marriage means joint custody of debt
As more states allow same-sex marriage, gay couples will discover they must take on one of matrimony's biggest legal burdens: a partner's debt. More...
Peer-to-peer borrowing booms
Peer-to-peer loans -- made by individuals to other individuals -- are catching on. Though they can be a deal, they aren't for everyone. More...
IRS' oversight of credit counseling fails
The IRS unit under fire for Tea Party scrutiny has been unable to strip nonprofit status from the puppet of a for-profit company. More...
Credit report complaints highlight errors
One in five people who complained about their credit reports said they contain information that does not belong to them. More...
Expert advice

Stuck with card debt with no job or assets
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
She has no work or personal property and cannot afford her card bill. Can she be pursued for the debt even if she has nothing?
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Inmate's wife worries about his card debt
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
Her husband is heading to prison for five years, leaving $7,000 in card debt she can't pay. Will she be pursued by collectors? More...
How card companies report credit utilization
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
Card issuers vary in how they report card use. It's usually no big deal, but it becomes one when you want new credit.
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Don't 'churn' credit cards while house-hunting
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
Getting cards for the sign-up bonuses and then canceling them isn't a smart idea if you're buying a house soon.
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Blogs and infographics

Big differences in complaints against Big 3 bureaus
New federal data has provided the first look at how complaints against the credit bureaus stack up -- and the stacks are far from even. More...
Infographic: New grads wish they'd saved more
The high cost of college has given the class of 2013 some financial perspective, a survey has found. More...
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