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Card debt negotiation in 3 (not) easy steps
You can still dicker over your credit card debt and work out better terms, but expect a marathon, not a sprint.
Credit denied: Secrets to credit card approval
Rejected for a new credit card? Take these steps to make sure that the next time you apply for new plastic, your chances for approval are high.
10 things NOT do when applying for plastic
When applying for a card, especially if you've had money problems, do one of these and wham! You just hurt your chances of getting approved.
Can a car dealer garnish wages?
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
Every car owner's nightmare is to get stuck with a lemon. Can a dealer garnish wages if you can't pay the loan on a useless auto?
How 'authorized user' status builds US credit
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
New to the U.S.? There are several ways to build a good credit history, most notably by being an authorized user on another's card.
Don't share accounts with elderly parents
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
Having joint accounts with elderly parents can have serious implications, such as liability for debts and collection efforts.
Can I churn Hilton rewards credit cards?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
AmEx, Citi cards earning Hilton HHonors points are churnable -- you can cancel them and reapply to get a new sign-up bonus.
You want my credit card BEFORE I eat?
Restaurants in Charlotte, N.C., are holding diners' credit cards hostage to cut down on "dine and dash" incidents.
Can you eat healthily on a budget?
It's not healthy foods that are dragging down your grocery budget, says new research.
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