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Five tips for first-time credit card owners

Aug 2, 2013
From learning the lingo to paying on time, we've got some guidelines for avoiding common credit card pitfalls.
Posted In: Credit card, debt, tips

How to build (or rebuild) your credit history

Aug 2, 2013
A secured credit card could be the answer to helping transform a weak credit score and history.
Posted In: Credit card, secured credit card, financial advice

Financial Feud: Store credit vs. Credit score

Jul 1, 2013
Have you ever accepted a credit offer at the register? Or do you think store cards hurt more than they help? See what are experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: Credit card, credit card debt, credit report, credit score

How one family finally broke free from the debt cycle

Jun 14, 2013
Marketplace Money listener J. Larson explains how he and his wife managed to get out of debt, then in, then out again.
Posted In: debt, Credit card, Personal Finance

Why is my bank offering me more cash back rewards?

May 13, 2013
Banks are desperate to get new business from stable, responsible borrowers. So they're amping up the credit card perks.
Posted In: Credit card, reward cards

Retailer sues Visa: Are credit card companies too strict on hacking?

Mar 19, 2013
Tennessee-based retail chain Genesco is suing Visa, saying the penalty it paid for a data breach was wrong.
Posted In: Credit card, visa, hacking

How credit card fee reform impacts consumers

Jul 16, 2012
This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.
Posted In: Credit card, Retail, fees

Visa, Mastercard reach $7 billion settlement over fees

Jul 16, 2012
Visa, Mastercard, and some big banks agreed to pay $6.6 billion late Friday to end a fight over fees they charge retailers. And the settlement is likely to affect all of us.
Posted In: mastercard, visa, Credit card, settlement

Europe and a credit card

Jun 4, 2012
Hi! I'm living in Europe for a year or so, but all my bank accounts are still in the U.S. I've been using my credit card for everything and paying off the balance monthly. Is this bad credit card behavior? Could I be hurting my credit score? Thanks! Alexa, Baltimore, MD
Posted In: Credit card, credit score, living abroad

Living a cashless life

Mar 16, 2012
Almost everyone takes plastic these days, but it’s not like pot dealers take cards... or do they?
Posted In: Credit card, cashless, cash, stevenson, gift cards

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