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Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Families are stringing up their Christmas lights, Charlie Brown is back on TV and stores are replacing pumpkin-flavored everything with peppermint-flavored everything — we’re in the thick... read more »

Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Credit cards offer a risky combination of power and convenience. For better or worse, millions of people use credit cards every day, so much so the average household credit card debt hovered... read more »

Why Closing an Unused Credit Card Hurts Your Score

Why Closing an Unused Credit Card Hurts Your Score

Everyone wants a better credit score. It can help you get better interest rates, mortgages and car loans, as well as great perks that only come with the very best rewards cards. One of the... read more »

4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

In an ideal world, college tuition is paid with scholarship funds or saved cash. Student loans are the next best thing. If you’re tempted to reach for your credit card the next time you or your... read more »

Are You Being Scammed Without Realizing It?

Are You Being Scammed Without Realizing It?

If a random charge of less than $10 appeared on your credit card statement, would you look into it? While you may be inclined to say yes, in our busy day-to-day lives, many people just shrug and... read more »

Have You Been Avoiding These Credit Mistakes?

Have You Been Avoiding These Credit Mistakes?

While credit cards can be valuable financial tools that help you build good credit, they also have the potential to damage your finances if used unwisely. Keep reading to learn how to avoid the... read more »

Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Americans are showing a new maturity with their credit cards. A report from the American Bankers Association showed credit card delinquencies (accounts that are more than 30 days late on payment)... read more »