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Feb 18, 2010 5:56PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Credit is a privilege to be earned, not an entitlement.

Feb 1, 2010 7:57PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

One sign of the banks' optimism is that credit card direct-mail solicitations are on the rise again.

Feb 1, 2010 4:17PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Online aid lets homeowners try out different scenarios to weigh financial implications of keeping or giving up their home.

Jan 19, 2010 4:51PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Bankruptcy is the most extreme way of dealing with a debt dilemma. But last year it was the choice of more than 1 million people.

Jan 17, 2010 7:46PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Settle your debts for pennies on the dollar. Hype or hope? Let's find out.

Jan 5, 2010 10:51AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Getting a new card dropped his wife's credit score by 14 points.

Dec 31, 2009 3:07PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

You have some options, but watch out for high interest rates and ridiculous fees.

Dec 23, 2009 11:04AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

AmEx tries to convince us that not being able to borrow money is a feature.

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