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    Credit
    Your Credit Report and Credit Score
    Your Credit Report and Credit Score When you applied for your first credit card (probably back in high school or college), your name and a lot of personal information got zapped into a computer, and your personal credit report began. Since then,...
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    Solving Credit Card Trouble
    Solving Credit Card Trouble Debt and credit card trouble can sneak up on you gradually or can suddenly appear, seemingly out of nowhere. You'll know trouble is coming when you can no longer pay off your debts at the end of the month with the mon...
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    Credit Cards
    Finding a Better Deal on Credit Cards
    Finding a Better Deal on Credit Cards If you're going to use credit cards—and it's a very rare person who isn't—you might as well get the best deal on them that you can. Credit cards cost you money, make no mistake about it. But there are wa...
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    Credit Cards
    When to Use a Credit Card
    When to Use a Credit Card An important thing to remember about credit cards is that just because you have them, you don't have to use them to rack up a lot of debt for stuff you don't need. As gratifying as it might be to throw a bunch of bags o...
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    Credit Cards
    Credit Card Basics
    Credit Card Basics By this point in your life, you probably have at least one credit card. And you can be sure if you have one, or even if you don't, you'll be offered more. Credit card companies in this country send out almost 2.5 billion offer...
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    Debt
    Dealing with Credit Card Debt
    Dealing with Credit Card Debt Go Figure The credit card industry experienced a 26 percent annual growth rate over the past 10 years. In addition, the credit card industry's advertising budget doubled between 1994 and 1998, increasing from $425...
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    Credit Cards: Signs of Trouble
    Credit Cards: Signs of TroubleHopefully none of you are in credit card trouble, but here are a few signs to look out for: Feelings of anxiety, sleeplessness, or worrying about bills. Late, incomplete, or missing payments. Using credit to pay bas...