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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

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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6 tips to avoid banking fees

It’s never fun to get hit with bank fees.One survey has good news: Most of us pay nothing. But if you are one who does, here are tips …

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4 steps to take when choosing a financial planner

Find out what to expect from meeting with a financial planner and how to choose one …

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Americans like banks again, but I don’t

A recent Gallup poll shows that for the first time since 2007, Americans like banks. Don’t count me as one of them …

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Breaches make me rethink my debit card swiping habits

I’ve had new debit cards issued to me twice in the past year after data breaches. Is it time to reconsider how I use my debit card?

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