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Can you handle a credit card?

Nov 17, 2011
They look like innocent pieces of plastic, but high interest rates and fees can ravage your wallet and your credit score. We talk to a financial expert about how to deal with credit cards responsibly.
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Secured credit cards

Oct 24, 2011
Question: Hello, I was just listening to your program here in sunny San Diego, Saturday around noon (Oct 22). You were interviewing a recent...
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Credit card holders pay on time

Oct 14, 2011
Right now, just 3.5 percent of credit card holders are a month or more behind on payments. Has the recession caused a permanent change in habits?
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Piggy Bank Award: Three cheers for being debt free!

Sep 23, 2011
This week's little blue piggy goes to a listener who just made the final payment on $21,480 worth of credit card debt with the help of his family.
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Plastic fantastic - credit card solicitations rocket

Sep 21, 2011
Credit card solicitations are double what they were last year. Business Insider got its hands on a research report by Credit Suisse, which says...
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Get ready for more debit card fees

Aug 18, 2011
Wells Fargo is rolling out a trial monthly fee for debit card purchases. The pilot program comes in response to legislation which limited the amount banks could charge merchants per transaction.
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Coming soon: A fee for having a debit card

Aug 18, 2011
Now that banks have to reduce the fee they receive from merchants when you use a debit card, they're considering charging you a monthly fee for using one
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The new frugality: Americans reduce late credit card payments

Aug 16, 2011
A report out today says that Americans have hit a 17-year low on the level of credit card payments that were 90 days or more past due
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Americans getting 'house of cards' in order

Aug 16, 2011
The number of payments on credit cards 90-days or more past due slipped to just 0.6 percent in the second quarter. Marketplace Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports that may be because Americans are cutting back on spending and banks are making it harder to get credit.
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The lure of 0% interest--Not

Aug 1, 2011
**Question: **So, I know the banks are feeling the financial recovery when they start making unsolicited credit offers again. My credit card has...
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