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Could credit affect getting hired for a job?

Oct 20, 2010
More and more, companies are using credit reports to check up on employees and job applicants. Should this become an accepted practice? John Dimsdale reports on what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is planning to do about it.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Jobs, Personal Finance
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Changes in Credit Card 101 for college students

Oct 14, 2010
You won't be seeing credit card companies tabling on college campuses this fall, because of the financial reform law. Reporter Curt Nickisch looks at how that change affects how college students learn about money.
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Is a lower credit limit okay?

Oct 14, 2010
Question: I realize that you've answered similar questions, and have read your answers. But I'm curious as to my specific case. I have a credit...
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Don't give in to those hidden fees

Oct 8, 2010
Fees -- many of them hidden -- are everywhere these days. But that doesn't mean we have to give in to them. It pays to be a fee hawk, says commentator Chris Farrell, and it's time the government helps us out too.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance
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The changing attitude about prepaid debit cards

Oct 8, 2010
As trust in banks falters and Americans try to budget their costs, many are turning to prepaid debit cards, where they can put up the money upfront and watch what they spend. But are they really a better alternative to credit cards?
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance
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Visa, Mastercard settlement means more flexibility for merchants

Oct 4, 2010
Visa and Mastercard reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will give merchants more freedom to influence customers through special offers and discounts to use certain cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law
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What we should expect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sep 24, 2010
With the new appointment of Elizabeth Warren to the CFPB, changes in consumer protection are expected to be on their way. Tess speaks to two experts on what issues they think should be handled and how.
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards
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Improving your credit score: The facts

Sep 17, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to credit score expert Liz Pulliam Weston on how to improve your credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance
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The quest for the perfect credit score

Sep 17, 2010
Some people want to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro; Chris Peplinski just wants a perfect credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance
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Prepaid credit cards

Sep 17, 2010
Question: I received a Visa Prepaid card as a gift. I assume my friend meant to give me a regular gift card, but it seems they grabbed the...
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