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Feb 4, 2011 11:49AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

She cannot get a bank account, and her application for a secured credit card was turned down.

Jan 27, 2011 3:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'

Jan 19, 2011 4:01PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Big changes are in the works for credit cards this year, as issuers try to make them more profitable.

Jul 20, 2010 1:44PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Agency suggests states enact reforms to give consumers more protection in court proceedings brought by debt buyers.

Jul 19, 2010 3:08PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.

Jul 13, 2010 2:28PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Oregon joins Washington and Hawaii in limiting employer credit checks. Opponents say employers need the information.

Jun 17, 2010 4:05PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Debtors' prisons may have been outlawed in the 1800s, but residents of some states are being arrested over unpaid bills.

Mar 23, 2010 1:07PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Defense Department fires longtime employees with credit problems.

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