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Credit Score

Credit scores are the latest addition to credit card statements

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: February 28, 2014

If it doesn't already, your credit card statement may soon contain some new information. Alongside your rewards points, account balance and due date, you may find three more digits: your credit score. While it used to be you needed to pay $20 or more to check your FICO credit score, major card issuers such as Discover [...]

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Young adults might be trading one financial mistake for another

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: August 30, 2013

I think everyone agrees starting adult life with a boatload of credit card debt isn't the brightest idea. So, on the face of it, data published by FICO earlier this year seems like a good thing. The credit scoring agency said in June that more Millennials are skipping credit cards and those with cards are carrying [...]

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To cancel or not to cancel? When to close a credit card account

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: May 17, 2013

You've paid off your credit card balance and are ready to say hasta la vista to debt. Good for you! Now, about that credit card, should you close the account or keep it open? At one time, conventional wisdom may have said to cancel the account as quickly as possible. Then, savvy consumers learned that arbitrarily [...]

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Are you impatient? Your credit score may be suffering

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 23, 2011

Patience isn't just a virtue. It's a strategy for raising your credit score. [...]

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How much will that revolving debt add to the cost of your car?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: October 20, 2011

Plenty. The numbers aren't pretty. [...]

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Denied for the best credit card? Lenders now required to say why

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: July 21, 2011

You may soon get a free credit score in the mail. But trust us, you don't want it. [...]

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Entrepreneurs Learn Credit Card Strategies at Speed Coaching Events

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Posted On: May 5, 2009

Starting a new company in an economic recession often requires three things: a great idea, a generous small business credit card, and solid advice. Officials at American Express OPEN hope to connect entrepreneurs with all three at a series of seven live events throughout the spring and summer. The "Small Business Speed Coaching Test Drive" offers [...]

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The Truth About Credit Card Debt Settlement

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Posted On: April 16, 2009

As an increasing number of people struggle to pay their bills, debt settlement companies are thriving. You can find their ads promising to settle your debts for pennies on the dollar anywhere. If you’re drowning in debt, those ads can be pretty attractive. But are they for real? And how will settlement affect your credit [...]

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