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Celebrity fan sites fined for wooing kids to charge
Young folks with Bieber Fever were encouraged to 'grab a parent with a credit card' and improperly share personal information, feds say.
Consumers sucker-punched by sneaky 'gray charges'
Small, unwanted charges on credit cards often go unnoticed by consumers. But they can quickly add up.
Would you use your points for politics?
Q&A with David Urban, a D.C. lobbyist whose "Points for Politics" invention makes it easy to donate extra points to the candidate of your choice.
Online gambling backers turn to states
For online gambling advocates, the federal landscape has become cloudy, so they're turning to states, hoping to rack up smaller wins there.
Expert credit card advice
Can an executor use a deceased's card?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
A sibling asks if it is OK for the executor of her sister's estate to use her dead sister's credit card to pay for her burial costs.
Credit history critical with all 3 bureaus
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
If your bank doesn't report your payment activity to all three credit bureaus, you may find borrowing to be an uphill climb.
Protecting your home during bankruptcy
'Credit Care' expert Tanisha Warner
Whether you keep your home in bankruptcy depends on which type you file, and in which state, so seek legal advice.
Mom worries about adult son's finances
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
When teaching a young adult to make smart financial choices -- start with the basics and then move in with the scare tactics.
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Consumer credit card balances rise, reverse course
Consumer credit card balances rose in August after falling two months in a row, according to new data from the Federal Reserve.
Rate survey: Card interest rates remain at 15%
Average APRs on new credit card offers stayed stuck at 15 percent for the fourth week in a row.
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