The credit card carnival -- enjoy the ride!

Managing your credit doesn't have to be like a roller coaster

If you're like many Americans, your credit situation is sort of like a day at the amusement park -- lots of ups and downs, thrills and chills, and the tendency to overindulge and engage in risky behavior.

While there's nothing wrong with enjoying the rides, it's important to keep your hands and feet safely inside and buckle up for safety. It's the same deal with using credit cards, as the following guidelines will explain ...


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Updated: 03-23-2019