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Essential money tips for new college grads

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial [...]

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Published on June 30th, 2014
Modified on June 25th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Education, Insurance, Planning, Real Estate, Saving & Investing, Working
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The side effects of credit cards

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

While I’m not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing potential side effects. If you take something for chronic indigestion, a variety of things could happen which will make you lose your appetite — which at least would make you less [...]

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Published on May 26th, 2014
Modified on May 23rd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Debt Reduction
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Five apps to protect your identity this holiday season

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Quizzle.com
It wasn’t too long ago that shopping actually required people to get off the couch and fight through crowds at the mall. That isn’t the case anymore. In fact, online shopping is easier than ever. Just last week I bought two pairs of jeans and [...]

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Published on December 20th, 2013
Modified on December 12th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Miscellany, Uncategorized
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10 Credit Card Pitfalls To Avoid This Holiday Shopping Season

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Lindsay Meredith at our partner site Quizzle.com
The holiday shopping season will be in full swing before you know it, and, if you’re like many Americans, you’ll be making your special purchases with a credit card. After all, credit cards are a safe and convenient way to shop, plus they off special [...]

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Published on November 29th, 2013
Modified on November 27th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Take a day off for (often forgotten) financial housekeeping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]

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Published on October 7th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Family & Life, Frugality, House & Home, Insurance, Planning, Saving & Investing
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My credit cards fund my luxuries

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

We bought our first house three months ago. We are very slowly furnishing our home, and our credit cards are paying for it. No, I do not mean we are putting all the expenses in our credit card. We are making our own furniture and every single tool required to make the furniture and the [...]

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Published on September 23rd, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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New credit card rewards program pays your other debts

Written by ecannon - 4 Comments

This guest post by Miranda Marquit originally appeared on our partner site Quizzle.com.
When many of us think of credit card rewards programs, we think of earning cash back, or building up miles that can be used for travel. But what if your credit card rewards went toward paying off some of your [...]

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Published on August 23rd, 2013
Modified on August 12th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Debt Reduction
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The mistake that plunged my credit score 200 points

Written by ecannon - 9 Comments

This post, written by Sibylla Nash, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do. I had figured, there must [...]

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Published on August 16th, 2013
Modified on August 7th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Debt Reduction, House & Home
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An $18.4 million credit report mistake

Written by ecannon - 2 Comments

This post, written by Alexa Pugh, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
Having errors on your credit report can spell financial doom—but for Julie Miller, it was a windfall.
After hounding credit bureau Equifax with 13 letters over the course of two years urging them to amend errors on her report, she finally sued and won $18.4 million in punitive damages–more [...]

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Published on August 9th, 2013
Modified on August 7th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Kids and credit cards — and chainsaws

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington.

I recently did an analysis for CardRatings.com of some polling data on when parents thought was the right time to let their kids use a credit card. In thinking about this, it occurred to me that it’s a bit like asking when it’s OK to let a kid use a chainsaw [...]

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Published on June 24th, 2013
Modified on December 10th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Education, Family & Life
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