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Wisconsin credit scores outrank all others
A study released this week by Experian found big regional differences when examining the average credit scores of U.S. metropolitan areas. Of the 10 cities with the highest average credit scores, eight are in the Midwest -- including four in Wisconsin. More...
Muslim filmmaker has a credit card crime past
The notorious anti-Muslim video's creator is a convicted credit card con artist and bank fraudster, say court records. More...
iPhone 5 has no mobile payment chip
The hot new iPhone doesn't have a chip in it to allow payments, but experts still expect we'll soon pay with the same gadgets we yak with. More...
How drunken shopping can pickle your finances
Do you buy under the influence? Shop after chardonnay? Whatever you call it, shopping after knocking back spirits can tank your budget. More...
Expert credit card advice

How to stop debt collection robocalls
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
There are steps you can take to stop those annoying debt collection agency robocalls from calling you nonstop for days on end. More...
2 do's and 8 don'ts for retirement planning
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
Boomers eyeing retirement confront a post-recession landscape and need to deal with some new realities.
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Rebuilding your credit score after a job loss
'Credit Care' expert Tanisha Warner
If a job loss led to unpaid debt, you can't fix the past, but you can rebuild by adding positive, new entries to your credit record.
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Can you use leftover business air miles?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
A new CFO with a company credit card finds his predecessor left a bunch of unused rewards miles. Can he use them freely?
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Credit card videos and blogs

Financial missteps foster fear, mistrust
Once you've been burned financially, it's hard to trust any financial advice besides basic budgeting and saving. More...
Video: Weird credit card facts
Did you know your credit card's expiration date is fake? Learn more offbeat credit card facts in this edition of "The Credit Files." More...
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