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Jul 20, 2010 1:44PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Agency suggests states enact reforms to give consumers more protection in court proceedings brought by debt buyers.

Jul 20, 2010 8:54AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

How the card company categorizes your purchase could affect the amount of rewards or cash back you get.

Jul 19, 2010 1:22PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

When I signed up for a credit card, I made some rules for myself.

Jul 13, 2010 2:28PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Oregon joins Washington and Hawaii in limiting employer credit checks. Opponents say employers need the information.

Jul 13, 2010 8:54AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The first step in any credit card reduction strategy is to reduce your outstanding debt.

Jun 24, 2010 7:58PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.

Jun 24, 2010 3:53PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

At 25% interest, a store card doesn't compute if you don't pay it off every month. A check card might be a better choice.

Jun 21, 2010 6:04PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

If you have a debit card, the cost for using it is likely to drop -- for your local merchant.

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