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Jan 29, 2014 6:50AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

Thieves know it's a lot easier to sneak a charge of less than $10 on to your credit card than it is a larger one -- and should you spot a small one on your bill, you need a new card.

Jan 28, 2014 9:52AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

The answer may depend on the scoring model and purpose of your score. Here's how to sort it all out and figure out where you stand.

Jan 24, 2014 9:31AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

There's a way to find out if a credit card is going to appear -- even before you apply -- and if you're trying to rebuild credit, it's crucial to know.

Jan 22, 2014 10:46AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

You are probably already nervous about who might have your personal data -- is it safe to give it out again to take advantage of the offer?

Jan 17, 2014 4:32PM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

If you're contacted over past-due bills, make sure the caller is legitimate, and understand your rights.

Jan 16, 2014 12:52PM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

If you've canceled credit cards that might have been affected in recent breaches, you may think you're safe. But thieves' ingenuity means you have to keep your guard up.

Jan 15, 2014 9:21AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

If you're lucky, the job will be dull and unexciting. But if it's not done, you risk some serious consequences -- and much more of a time drain than maintenance would have been.

Jan 7, 2014 9:49AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

You ordered your credit report, but now you don't know how to interpret it. Here's how to decipher all that data.

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