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Has your credit report been viewed illegally?
Though most credit report inquiries are legitimate, there are some scenarios that can lead to it being read by someone who shouldn't. More...
What not to say to someone with money woes
What do you say to someone who confides severe money woes? Do you chide them for not being more thrifty? Or do you change the subject? More...
7 factors that don't impact your credit score
Some slip-ups damage your credit score, but do you know which personal and financial attributes have no bearing on that three-digit number? More...
6 exceptions for paying tax on forgiven debt
Before you pay the IRS for forgiven debt, see if you qualify for one of these six exceptions to paying tax on that debt you didn't have to pay. More...
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Pay off card debt slowly or all at once?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
If you're carrying credit card debt, is it better for your credit score to pay it all off in one fell swoop or in smaller installments? More...
Can disability payment be garnished?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
He can't work, lives off $712 a month and maxed out a card and is now being sued. Will his disability payments be garnished? More...
How to budget when work hours are cut
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
A 10 percent reduction in hours means a sudden drop in pay and new, tough budgeting choices. Here's where to start looking.
How airline merger may affect your miles
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
Cardholders can anticipate changes with the US Airways/American Airlines merger, so take steps now to maximize your points.

The myths of debt settlement
Got too much debt? Need some relief? Know these facts before turning to a debt settlement organization. More...
The reality of credit card minimum payments
A humorous look at the deadly consequences of just paying the minimum on a high credit card balance. More...
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Cash Back 14.13%
Reward 14.75%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
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