Cards aren't evil, just not right for some

Credit cards are designed as payment tools for what you can afford. But do you sometimes feel these plastic squares are out to get you?

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Build a rainy day fund for fun as well as emergencies

If you look at emergency funds as a way to pay for “emergency fun” as well as disasters, you will enjoy saving the money more …

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How to get out from under a cash advance

When you owe money from a cash advance, you need to make some hard choices: Pare down your costs, step up your income, or both …

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Hiding a card from your partner may not be worth the risk

Before you open a new credit card without your partner’s knowledge, consider the risk if you are discovered …

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The pros and cons of charging your rent

Charging rent on your credit card may be possible, but is it wise? Here are some ways to do it smartly and even rack up rewards points …

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