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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.

Jun 17, 2010 4:05PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Debtors' prisons may have been outlawed in the 1800s, but residents of some states are being arrested over unpaid bills.

Jun 7, 2010 10:19AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Proposed legislation would limit how much credit card companies can charge merchants who accept their cards. Is this a good thing?

May 21, 2010 9:53AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

About 50 million American adults don't have enough credit data to generate a regular credit score.

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