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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Hotel Credit Card


Like airline cards, hotel cards can be a great resource for credit-savvy consumers who know how to game the system, but getting the most of these products starts with choosing the one that’s best for you.
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8 Ways to Save on Wedding Costs


How to have a Pin-worthy wedding without going into card debt.
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How to Use Tech to Buy a House (and Take Your Hunt to the Next Level)


Here’s a tour of some of the most useful house-hunting websites and real estate apps
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7 ways to manage rising health care costs, avoid card debt


A look at three major health insurance issues facing consumers today, and what consumers can do about them.
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6 savings strategies for aspiring homebuyers


Tips to help you finally become a homeowner.
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When your card’s big data collection goes from cool to creepy


Are credit card issuers crossing the line into stalker territory?
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Credit Use by Generation: Who’s Doing the Best Job?


The generation you’re from likely plays a big role in your money and credit management style.
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The Great Card Debate: Cash Back or Rewards?


How to figure out which card gets your vote.
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A Latina’s Guide to Less Debt, More Savings


How to stop living paycheck to paycheck.
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4 Things to Consider Before Using a HELOC for Debt Consolidation


Find out if a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is the right move for you.
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Play Ball: Hit a Credit Score Homerun


Tips to get into a first-place FICO score standing.
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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Credit Card


How to make sense of your plastic options
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6 Money Clues Your Date is a Financial Disaster


How to avoid a relationship that's destined for dollar-related doom.
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How to Win the Game of Credit


Apply TV game show strategies to boost finances, beat debt.
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What Disney Princesses Can Teach Girls About Finances


Rule #1: You can't just "let it go."
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Student Cards Offer First Step Into Credit World


Student credit cards are like a plastic prerequisite course for building a credit history.
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How to Correct Credit Report Errors


Poring over your credit reports is no one’s idea of a good time, but they’re a must- read.
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5 Family Budget Busters


Tackling those unexpected extra expenses that seem to creep up from out of nowhere.
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6 credit card rules for newlyweds


How to tie the plastic knot and (almost) never have a fight over credit.
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Safety in Numbers


How to protect your personal financial information from evil hackers. (Appears in the April 2015 print edition.)

Q&A with Ron Lieber: How to Raise Unspoiled Kids


NY Times columnist and author Ron Lieber shares his money and parenting advice.
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What to do with Your Credit Report


Once you have the report in hand, do you know what to look for?
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5 Money Fights That Can Bankrupt Your Marriage


Money arguments are at the root of many marriage breakups.
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7 Traits Smart Borrowers Possess


Learn how to use lending products to your advantage
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Debt and Divorce: 5 Steps to Make a Clean Credit Split


Follow these simple strategies for parting ways with joint debt, for better or worse.
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10 Times NOT to Use Credit Cards


Pulling out the plastic is not always in your best interest.
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How to Avoid Hidden Banking Fees


Expert advice that you can literally take to the bank!
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Fairy Tale Credit Lessons


Learn how to end up financially happily ever after instead of locked in a tower of debt.
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YOLO: When is it OK to Splurge?


Financial experts discuss how to handle those YOLO moments without ruining your finances.
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Winning the Credit ‘Game of Thrones’


These lessons can help you conquer and rule the realm of credit.
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7 Ways to Prep for a Lean Holiday Season


Make the most of your wallet and holiday by planning ahead.
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Back-to-School Savings Cheat Sheet


A cram session on shopping smarter.
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4 Signs Your Teen Isn’t Ready for Credit Cards


How to know when your teen can handle plastic power
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6 Crucial Credit Questions You Should Know Answers To


If you can't truly say you have a firm grasp on your future financial goals, it's time to ask yourself some tough questions about your credit.
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5 Types of Insurance Policies to Buy


There are insurance policies for everything from ID theft to your cruise getaway.
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6 Ways NOT to Pay Off Holiday Credit Card Debt


Think twice before resorting to a sketchy pay-off plan.
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10 Big Blunders That Could Make You a Credit Card Fraud Victim


Safeguard your score and your identity with these pointers.
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Why Good Credit Matters in a Natural Disaster


Credit lessons from Superstorm Sandy.
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Need $500? 7 Best-to-Worst Ways to Borrow


Who or where you choose to borrow from can take your predicament from a temporary dollar dilemma to a long-term financial nightmare.
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5 Steps to Lose Debt, Get Credit Fit


How to start a healthy financial fitness routine.
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The Art of the Deal


How to save money by honing your bargaining skills.
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4 Ways to Survive the Money Hunger Games


A cornucopia of credit card strategies to win at the money game
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Fantasy Baseball Tactics Can Boost Your Credit


Reach the credit score big leagues with careful planning
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What Reality TV Teaches Us About Credit and Spending


Money-focused shows offer priceless money and credit strategies.
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6 Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt


Figure out which debt reduction techniques work best for you.
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How Age Affects Your Credit


Every decade presents new credit challenges... here's how to stay on top of them.
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