Writing 'Check ID' on the back won't help. Nor will buying credit card fraud insurance.
Credit and charge cards that have no preset spending limit aren't really a license to charge as much as you'd like, and they can damage your credit score.
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A central bank proposal would limit nonworking spouses' credit access.
The use of credit doesn't deserve the bad rap it's gotten in recent years.
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