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One family's triumph over credit card debt
Selected as Clients Of The Year by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the 13-person Unverzagt family paid off its $38,000 credit card debt in five years ... (See More)
Buy now, pay forever: Beware negative option plans
Free trials that aren't free: automatic renewals and other types of "negative option" offers end up charging your credit card ... (See More)
Fees, restrictions for paying tuition with credit wipe out dreams of rewards
Paying tuition by credit card is possible, but expect to pay a convenience fee that'll wipe out all but the most generous rewards, says a survey ... (See More)
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
How to fix credit report damage from authorized user status
A mom added her daughter as an authorized user to her card years ago, then filed for bankruptcy. Her dad asks how to get the card off his kid's credit report. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Using rewards to buy a new car
Some credit cards earn you rewards that can be used as an auto down payment, but consider alternatives such as cash-back cards, too. More...
‘New Frugal You’ by Gary Foreman
Closing joint bank accounts after a breakup
On joint credit card accounts, problems arise when you carry a balance. Legally, that debt belongs to both of you, even after a breakup. More...
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Will the next generation be better off?
U.S. households are more bullish about their personal finances than they've been since 2009. But many Americans are still skeptical that the "American Dream" remains intact and that the next generation will be better off...  More...
3 ways to alleviate financial stress
Over the past few months I've decided to combat my financial stress in more constructive ways instead of over-indulging or ignoring obligations, writes blogger Sienna Kossman. Here are some tips that have worked for me ... More...
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