Sure, Valentine's Day is full of romantic bliss, but it's only 24 hours. A good relationship needs to be on solid ground all year long -- just like your credit rating.
If you're responsible with your money, there's no reason to give up credit cards or the occasional latte.
Free use of debit cards is likely to join free checking as relics of 2010.
Using your phone to buy lattes and airline tickets comes with financial pitfalls.
A good place to start is by drawing a financial network map.
A new report details the vast underground market for personal and financial data, which offers everything from credit card numbers to fake ATM machines.
Big changes are in the works for credit cards this year, as issuers try to make them more profitable.
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