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Financial Literacy

Did mom make you an authorized user on her credit card? Here's how to use it

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: June 20, 2014

If you're a teen and your parents have added you to one of their credit card accounts as an authorized user, consider this a big deal. You've officially entered the world of credit. Wondering what this means for you? The only way someone under 18 can gain access to a credit card is for mom or [...]

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Strap on your high heels before pulling out the credit card

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: November 7, 2013

The goblins and ghouls of Halloween are behind us which means we are almost to the biggest season of the year. No, I am not talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas. I'm talking about the shopping season. Yes, I know shopping isn't really a season, and we often bemoan that the true meaning of the winter holidays is [...]

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How to read your credit card statement

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: June 28, 2013

When your credit card bill arrives, do you take the time to look it over thoroughly? Or do you peak at the minimum payment due with barely a glance at anything else? Thanks to the Credit CARD Act of 2009, statements are now streamlined and largely uniform. They also provide vital information that can help you [...]

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Your fall personal finance reading list

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: September 5, 2012

Summer reading is over, and so if you're starting to veer away from lighter beach reading and more into the heavier stuff, you might want to take a look at some of the self-help personal finance books out there and put them on their reading list… especially if you've been crunching numbers and wondering why [...]

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Teaching your kids financial literacy without going broke yourself

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: June 6, 2012

Teaching your children financial lessons can be a great thing, but sometimes you may learn something too. [...]

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Financial literacy: Back to 1974?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: April 27, 2012

Tough times call for tough measures. Are we doing enough to prepare our kids to make smart financial decisions in the real world?   [...]

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A credit card agreement you can actually READ?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 20, 2011

The CFPB aims to simplify credit card agreements and cut through the legal lingo so that consumers can more easily understand their terms. [...]

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Teaching Johnny how credit cards work

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: October 6, 2011

If parents and schools don't step up, then credit card companies will, by golly. [...]

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