Experts Share Credit Newbie Lessons

Even the pros make mistakes. We asked five personal finance experts and bloggers to share their stories of their first credit card. Although they may be dolling out money wisdom today, most of them acquired it the hard way

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Can I Help My Daughter Rebuild Her Credit?

His daughter’s life — and credit — got torn apart in her divorce. Is there any way this dad can use his good credit to give hers a leg up?

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Getting Off the Balance Transfer Merry-Go-Round

Denial may work when you have enough income to pay your credit card balances down once they get too high. But on a Social Security income, you won’t have that luxury

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How to Hunt Down an Old Debt

When old debt gets resold among collectors, it can be hard to track it down and pay off, especially if you’ve changed addresses and phone numbers. But it’s important to do so to avoid credit damage

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Credit Cards that Reward you for Good Behavior

Need an incentive to pay your credit card bills on time? Some credit cards promise to do just that, tying rewards earnings to good credit behavior

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