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What You Need to Know About Joint Credit Cards
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If you’ve ever had a hard time getting approved for a credit card, or your goal is to be approved for a card that’s a bit out of your league, then you might want to consider a joint credit card....

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Credit Card?
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Getting your first credit card typically indicates a sign of maturity and increased financial responsibility, but how old do you have to be to get a credit card? It’s a question that makes sense to come up for a teenager....

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3 Easy Tips: How To Increase Credit Card Limit
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You’ve been making your monthly payments, staying within your current credit limit, and crossing your fingers that your credit card company decides to increase your limit. Maybe you’re making plans to take that month-long Europe trip you’ve been dreaming about,...

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Prepaid Debit Card or Secured Credit Card: Which is Best For You?
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A 2014 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust found that 5 percent of American adults use prepaid cards—that’s roughly 12 million people! For the record, these aren’t gift cards that we’re talking about. In the Pew survey, “prepaid card” refers...

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How to Negotiate with Credit Card Companies
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As a credit card holder, you may feel like your credit card company wields a lot of power. And while that’s true, it’s also true that the credit company is just that, a company. You’re still a customer and you’re...

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How to Rent an Apartment with No or Poor Credit
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There are few things more fulfilling than touring an apartment and dreaming up the ways you’ll furnish the spacious living room and fill the kitchen with various sugary aromas. You’ve decided that this space is the one you’re ready to...

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What is APR? Info and Tips on Lowering Annual Percentage Rates
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From credit cards to mortgages, APRs can be one of the most confusing aspects of securing a loan. While monthly or annual interest is rather straightforward, APRs encompass extraneous fees that aren’t immediately obvious. A higher APR can significantly affect...

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Everything You Need to Know About Credit Monitoring
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At first glance, credit monitoring might seem complicated and unnecessary. But it’s surprisingly easy — and has huge payoffs. When you keep an eye on your credit, you can watch for errors and any fraudulent activities like identity theft. As...

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Credit Card Reviews: Best Home Improvement Rewards Credit Cards
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Depending on what you look for in a card, one of these may be a perfect fit your do-it-yourself projects. Follow along to learn more about these top five credit cards for DIYers. 

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How to Establish Credit: 7 Ways to Build Your Credit Score
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Establishing credit is one of the first steps on your financial journey. Having credit allows you to secure a loan, get a credit card, rent property and more. This is why knowing how to establish credit is key to meeting...

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