Being the family finance nerd doesn't mean having the highest scores. Here's how people with similar, shared credit histories can end up with different scores.
Doing so can allow someone else to benefit from your good payment history, but it also gives them access to all your available credit. Here's what to know.
If you're management-bound at a large or midsized company, you'll probably wind up with a corporate credit card. Here's what you need to know.
People are quicker to add new credit cards than they are to cancel old ones. See how people respond to cash-back rewards credit cards, lower credit card rates and other offers.
Customers have used Visa and MasterCard to make purchases despite card companies' ban.
Nobody's perfect, and sooner or later almost all of us are going to make a mistake involving a credit card -- and some are easily remedied.
Somehow deciding to replace one thing can spread to 'needing' to replace others, and your credit scores can take a big hit.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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