A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Bankruptcy

If you can’t afford attorney fees, filing for bankruptcy on your own might seem prudent. Careful, though. The process is incredibly complex

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Friend's Student Loans Put Co-signer in a Bind

He tried to help a friend out by co-signing her student loans. Now that she can’t make the payments, he’s facing $15,000 in debt

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Data Breach Letters Call for Vigilance, Not Panic

Getting a data breach notification letter in the mail may cause your stomach to drop. But don’t panic — keeping a careful eye on your accounts and credit reports should help you keep thieves at bay

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Piggybacking Won't Always Help Your Credit

Becoming an authorized user on a credit card account with a bad payment history will hurt your credit, rather than help it

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Sharing a Card When One Partner Has Low Score

His FICO score is high; hers is low. When it comes to getting joint credit, this married couple has several options, says credit expert Erica Sandberg

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