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3 Credit Tips On Regaining Control of Your Credit Card Finances

Michael Lazar | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

In a perfect world, we wouldn't ever feel the grind of overwhelming credit card debt bogging us down and dragging our finances into the dirt. But that's the reality that many people are facing these days, as the country still reels back from the Great Recession.

7 Credit Card Strategies To Help Your Credit | Posted 12.20.2014 | Money

Even though there are a few ways you can try and accelerate the process, it takes time to build credit. Credit cards can be one of the best ways to do so, and if you commit to using them properly, it can be worth the time you spend strategizing.

7 Credit Mistakes That Could Wreck Your Retirement

Adam Levin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

We are a confident generation, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the way we manage our financial lives -- particularly our credit -- that confidence can make us vulnerable.

7 Huge Mistakes Back-to-School Shoppers Make

Adam Levin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

If you have kids in school -- K through 12 or college -- you don't need anyone to remind you that back-to-school season has arrived. Between those early-season sales and last-minute shopping, there's plenty of potential for trouble in the realm of personal finance.

10 Steps to Help Erase Errors on Your Credit Report

MyBankTracker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business

In order to avoid the headache of cleaning up your credit report due to inaccuracies, it would be beneficial to check your credit report with the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) annually.

5 Credit Mistakes That Brides Can Make

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

What bride-to-be hasn't thought about a summer wedding? No matter when your wedding is, here are a few credit-related mistakes to avoid as you get married.

Should You Pay Off Your Ex's Credit Cards?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce
Adam Levin

When the Love Boat morphs into the Titanic and you are flailing in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, the banks are not rescuers, they're sharks..

Can Lessons From Lance Pump Up Your Finances?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

You don't need to win seven consecutive Tour de France competitions in order to get where you need to be. And you don't need to confess your credit sins to Oprah. By being truthful with yourself, you can create a stable financial life and "live strong."

The 10 Things You're Too Shy to Ask About Credit -- But Should

LearnVest | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

There's a lot that the basics don't cover, and questions that you might be embarrassed to ask, like how to start rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy. We cover 10 of the top I'm-too-chagrined-to-ask questions.

Have the 'Good Debt' vs. 'Bad Debt' Rules Changed?

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

Before the recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasn't uncommon for people to differentiate between "good debt" and "bad debt." Today, it's time to re-examine the concept that, in certain cases, acquiring debt may still make sense.

Four Credit Lessons Inspired From the Presidential Election

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

In the weeks leading up to the election, we've seen a lot of press coverage -- both good and bad -- about each of the candidates. Obama's and Romney's campaigns can actually teach us some lessons about credit.

4 Lessons to Teach Your Children About Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Our schools play an important part in educating our children but they don't teach them everything. As parents, you will want to give your kids a head start in life by teaching them about credit before they leave the nest.

Master the Five Factors That Feed FICO This Fall

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If your credit score has taken a summer vacation, it's time to make some commitments to yourself to make some changes there, too.

Now Is Not the Time To Stop Using Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Credit is sort of like a healthy body. You've got to use it to have it and you've got to use it well and on an on-going basis to have it be stellar.