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Is your credit score going up?

SUMMARY: It's a good idea to check your credit score from time to time to make sure you ge...

What Are Hard and Soft Credit Inquiries? Let Us Explain!

SUMMARY: Are you trying to maximize your credit score for a mortgage, car loan or better c...

Skip the Signature for Faster Payment Experiences!

SUMMARY: Checking out at the store may be faster than ever! Lucky for you, many MasterCard...

What is an APR?

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) isn’t a technical finance term. Still, there are aspects that...

Why you need to pay more than the minimum on your debts

Current statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve state that t...

Why Are Chip Cards More Secure Than Swiping?

You got your new chip credit card. Now, every time you go to a store, there's confusion ov...

Your Rights When Applying for Credit

When you apply for credit, the process can seem mysterious, especially because lenders kee...

Why You Should Avoid Payday Lending

  Payday lenders can seem like the perfect solution when you face a financial emergency. M...

Consolidating Credit Cards – Why, How, and Reducing Interest Rates

 Whether you've had an emergency or were living beyond your means, you may find yourself w...


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