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Nov 10, 2011 2:56PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Credit cards are valuable tools, but they're also misunderstood. Here's advice from someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes credit cards.

Nov 7, 2011 10:00AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

If you don't trust yourself enough to pay the bill off in full each month, don't start.

Oct 24, 2011 10:09AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Midwesterners in general can be proud of their credit scores. But in the South, not so much.

Oct 21, 2011 11:30AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Having a higher credit score can save you significant money over the life of your loan. What should you aim for?

Oct 20, 2011 5:31PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Thinking about switching to credit cards to avoid new bank fees on debit cards? Be careful. You could damage your credit score.

Oct 18, 2011 9:12AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

One can help you rebuild a damaged credit score. The other generally can't.

Oct 13, 2011 7:50PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

It's really difficult to earn the worst possible FICO score, requiring a perfect storm of bad luck and bad decisions.

Sep 29, 2011 10:46AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

New websites will report your rent-payment history to the credit bureaus for a fee. Paying rent on time could lead to higher scores.



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