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taking on new debt
9 questions to ask before taking on debt
Getting into debt can happen easily if you don't ask yourself some important questions before you borrow.
child's financial education
7 teachable moments for financial literacy
Young people often aren't taught the essentials of personal finance. Read seven opportunities to teach these skills.
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7 financial lies people tell their spouses
Couples should have a shared understanding about spending, debt, and savings rates. Read how lying about money can undermine that understanding and the marriage itself.
sleepless nights worrying about your finances?
6 financial moves to prevent sleepless nights
Financial problems often lead to sleepless nights, but this type of worry isn't constructive. Learn steps you can take to ease your financial worries.
5 tips for keeping credit card balances low
Keeping your credit card balances low is good for your credit score and saves you money on interest if you carry a balance from month to month.
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5 times you shouldn't listen to your bank
Minimum payments on credit cards are just one ploy banks use to get more of your money. Read how to get the best from your bank and credit accounts.
5 situations where you should use your credit card instead of cash or debit
Use your credit card to safeguard your cash and get the maximum consumer liability protection.
4 credit card trends that can save you money
Credit card issuers offer new twists on rewards and lengthen low-rate promotions to get your business.
Credit card rewards
10 things to know to maximize credit card rewards
There are several factors that determine how much you will benefit from credit card rewards; see 10 things you need to know about these programs.
10 Red Flags for Credit Card Trouble
Don't let credit card debt sneak up on you. Overhaul your budget and consider getting credit counseling if you spot any of these warning signs.