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Allie Johnson

Allie Johnson is an award-winning freelance writer and regular contributor to CreditCardGuide.com. She tracks down practical money advice consumers can use on topics like saving, finding deals, getting rid of debt and using debit and credit cards wisely. She has a journalism degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and her work has appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites.

 
 

Allie Johnson's blog posts at CreditCardGuide.com

5 ways to protect against ID theft over the holidays

Store data breaches have consumers hesitant to swipe their cards during the holiday season. Here are five tips to keep your data safe while holiday shopping …

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5 clever ways to cut your holiday spending

Didn’t plan ahead for this holiday season’s expenses? Don’t lean on your plastic just yet. Get creative with these five ways to cut holiday spending …

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How I still love to cook, but on half the budget

I was spending up to $800 a month on groceries — something had to change. I used these tricks to cut my budget in half …

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3 banking lessons I learned the hard way

Ever had a disappearing bank deposit? I did recently and was convinced my bank lost my money. Here are a few lessons I learned …

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Just how much do data brokers know about you?

Be wary of brokers who offer reports of your data. They’re often wrong, incomplete and possibly bait …

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I saved hundreds of dollars by challenging overdraft fees

By challenging overdraft fees that my bank charged, I was able to save almost $300. Here’s how I did it …

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Free ID monitoring services leave a lot to be desired

After major data breaches this past year, retailers have offered consumers free ID monitoring to make amends. But, do these services actually help?

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4 tricks to selling old items in rural areas

When you live in a small town or rural area, Craigslist may not be an easy option. Here are some tips for selling stuff when you’re in that quandary …

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My low debt tolerance at odds with common sense

When I put debt on my credit card this year, I realized my debt tolerance is low — I can’t stand to have card debt, even for the best of reasons …

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How a credit report dispute held up my mortgage refinance

When my husband and I went to refinance our mortgage, we ran into an unexpected glitch: an old dispute on my credit report …

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