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Is sharing your credit card ever OK?
Have you ever lent your credit card to a relative or friend to make a purchase on your behalf? Most times, these actions are harmless, but sometimes they can backfire.
Broke at Big U? Short-term college loans may help
Many colleges offer loans up to $1,000 at little or no interest. For students short on cash while they wait for financial aid, the loans can be a life saver.
Buying legal marijuana with plastic still banned
The new easing of federal enforcement of marijuana laws doesn't lift a ban on credit cards being used at legal pot dispensaries.
Video: Options for paying high vet bills
When a pet is sick, you'd do anything to make them better. But what if cash is short? Pet care credit cards may become your new best friend.
Help! Mom racked up a $40,000 card debt
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
A mother who has been supplementing Social Security by taking cash advances needs a financial intervention -- and a budget.
Rebuilding your credit as an authorized user
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
Becoming an authorized user on a spouse's card can help rebuild your credit, but you need to be committed to using the card wisely.
Student loan repayment troubles? Don't delay
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
If a student loan ends up in default, your options for repayment become limited, and get worse after wage garnishment.
Does shopping in high heels save you money?
Study: Rather than reach for the priciest item or the cheapest, shoppers trying to keep their balance tend to split the difference.
The days of baby bonds are bygone
In a nod to tradition, I wanted to give my new nephew something fiscally relevant and easy to buy: a savings bond. Turns out, savings bonds are neither.
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