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Weekly newsletter: November 19, 2015

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Rating fraud: All security breaches are not equal
Major data breaches, stolen cards, spam email -- different types of fraud have different risks involved. Knowing those risks might save you a headache. More...
What to do when your retail store card switches banks
When a new bank issues your retail card, be on the looking for changes in the rewards and the card's terms. More...
Rocky start for wallet-slimming 'universal cards'
New devices promise to consolidate all your cards. But critics say they already are outdated. More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
How hard and soft inquiries affect your credit score
Your credit score can suffer damage if you drop too many hard inquiries into it. More...
Credit Wise by Kevin Weeks
When you get a windfall, pay debts in full to restore credit
Use that windfall to pay debts off; a partial settlement will be taxable and bog down your score. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Don't agree to debt repayment you can't afford
Stick to your budget and your guns when dealing with pushy debt collectors. More...
Taking Charge blog
Rate Report
Be wary of holiday scams and 'free' gifts
As the holiday season inches closer, it’s not uncommon for scammers to take advantage of consumers. Quick reactions to appealing offers could put you at risk for fraud. More...
Guilt over using savings can lead to unnecessary debt
When faced with a sudden expense, such as a medical bill or car repair, don’t let guilt over dipping into your household savings tempt you into using a credit card instead. More...
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