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10 surefire ways to remove credit report errors
If you've already spent months or even years trying to scrub errors from your credit reports, it may feel like you have no choice but to live with them. However, don't give up too soon. You can get those errors fixed. More...
6 money questions to ask aging parents
It may be not be an easy conversation, but as your parents get older, you'll need to chat with them about their financial well-being. More...
Re-aged debt: What it is, how to avoid it
Debt collectors may try to revive, or "re-age," old debt. Know your rights and keep your wallet -- and your mouth -- shut. More...
AmEx to refund $85 million to customers
Federal regulators have forced American Express to refund $85 million to 250,000 customers over its marketing and collection practices. More...
Expert credit card advice

How auto-paying card payments can backfire
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
Yes, it's nice not to worry about late payments when you set up automatic bill pay, but sometimes things can go very wrong. More...
Want a rewards card? Clean up credit first
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
A young man wants a rewards card for his new job, but his credit is sketchy. Plus, this new position will require a clean credit past.
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When a cardholder dies, are you liable for the debt?
'Credit Care' expert Tanisha Warner
If someone dies with credit card debt, an authorized user isn't liable, but should act to remove the data from credit reports ASAP.
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What's the best credit card to get to Peru?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
When searching for the best reward card bonuses to rack up free miles for faraway lands, you need to do a little research first.
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Infographic: Recession-hit areas cautious with credit
According to Experian, cardholders' willingness to pull out the plastic is partly determined by whether an area has recovered from the recession. More...
Rate survey: Card interest rates remain at 15%
Average APRs on new credit card offers stayed stuck at 15 percent for the third week in a row. More...
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Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
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