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Election results strengthen consumer protections
Election wins by President Barack Obama and consumer rights firebrand Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts strengthen the hand of the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, policy analysts said.
Could your credit card kill you?
A study reveals half of the cards sampled tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- the deadly MRSA bacteria.
Where you live may affect your use of credit
Where you live can make a big difference in how you use -- or misuse -- credit, but it's more complicated than just your address.
Reversing course, consumer card balances fall
Consumer credit card balances fell in September after briefly surging the previous month, according to new Federal Reserve data.
Expert credit card advice
Do you keep a card with a monthly fee?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
You got the card to rebuild your credit, but it has served its purpose and now its monthly fee is adding up. Do you keep it?
Is co-signer at risk if bankruptcy looms?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
After co-signing a student loan, a mom worries that when her daughter files for bankruptcy, mom's credit will be at risk.
How to dissolve joint debt after divorce
' expert Tanisha Warner
Relying on an ex to pay off a joint account can be worrisome, but you have options to keep your credit safe in the meantime.
Finances in a second marriage: Talk it out first
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
If your first marriage dissolve
d due to
a lot of money fights, here's how to prevent those issues from occurring a second time.
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FTC cracks down on 'robocall' scams
The FTC takes aim at robocalling violations amid a surge in complaints about the annoying and often costly telemarketing practice.
Credit card interest rates hold at 15.01%
The national average APR remained at 15.01 percent Wednesday, after rising the previous week.
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