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Protect Yourself from Credit Card Skimming

Skimming lets thieves steal your credit card information without even touching your wallet. To protect yourself, you’ll need to understand the crime — and keep a watchful eye on your accounts

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Why Paying Only the Minimum Will Cost You

One of the greatest conveniences of credit cards is the ability to defer payments on purchases, no questions asked. However, consistently paying just the minimum is one of the worst things you can do for your long-term financial health.

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Credit Cards Make Sense When Paying Contractors

What’s the smartest way to pay for home renovations? While an increasing number of contractors are accepting credit cards, others still insist on cash or a check, which can put customers in a precarious position

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5 Painful (But Effective) Ways to Cut Debt

You've tried making simple changes to your spending habits, but you're still in debt. Here are five more drastic suggestions. These cuts will hurt, but if you want to get your debt under control, you're going to have to make sacrifices.

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Don’t Let Bad Credit Hurt Your Job Search

Looking for work? Depending on your chosen field, negative marks on your credit report could cost you a job. However, there are steps you can take to overcome the stigma of bad credit and get the job you want.

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