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Credit Cards

Settling Credit Card Debt

by Dilini on August 19, 2015

settling CC debts

Managing credit card debt is crucial to ensure you are living a healthy financial life.  If you are at a point where your credit card debt has become a burden and you feel that you are in over your head, then it is now time for you to look at your debt relief options. One option is [...]

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School Supplies on a Budget

by Michelle on August 13, 2015

back to school budgeting tricks to avoid credit card debt

School supplies are another necessary item for kids going back to school this fall. Just like last week’s post on school clothing, it’s important to avoid credit card debt by sticking to a budget. Prepare your kids for the year ahead with these tips for getting school supplies on a budget.

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avoid credit card debt with back to school clothes shopping tips

Back to school shopping is usually a great time for kids and a budget concern for parents. Dropping lots of cash all at once can be challenging- especially if your child has high end tastes. Rather than ending up with credit card debt, here are a few ways to prepare for back to school clothes [...]

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10 ways to avoid credit card debt video

There are many ways to end up with credit card debt: medical bills, car repairs, education costs, overspending… Fortunately, there are also tried and true ways to avoid it. Here is a video on the 10 ways you can avoid credit card debt.

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EMV chipped credit cards  to avoid identity theft

In the last few years, it seems like there are more and more cases of major credit card fraud. To reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, three major credit card companies are moving forward in the US with a chipped credit card in October. Find out how this will affect you.

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use credit cards wisely avoid credit card debt tuesday tip

When making travel arrangements on a budget, every little bit of savings can feel like a victory. You want to put your money towards something fun like activities and souvenirs, not fees and insurance. It can be difficult to determine when travel insurance is worth it. Of course, it only winds up being useful when you need [...]

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protect your phone consumer credit

Continuing the Choose Privacy Week theme, another great topic to cover is your phone. In addition to adjusting your privacy settings on social media, we think it’s important to be just as safe with your mobile device, something many people need and use constantly throughout the day to handle important tasks. Here are some tips to [...]

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no credit cards challenge eliminate credit card debt

Credit card debt can stem from both needs and wants. If you struggle to manage your credit cards or currently have credit card debt, try this month’s challenge. Put down all your credit cards and learn how you can eliminate your credit card debt.

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free library resources to help eliminate credit card debt

Did you know you could reduce credit card debt or even eliminate it by utilizing your local library utilizing your local library? It’s National Library Week and what better time than now to explore all your library has to offer! There are plenty of free and exciting resources available from libraries that can save you a bundle. [...]

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managing credit card debt rent stay on budget

Managing credit card debt doesn’t have to undermine the excitement around renting an apartment or home. One of the most important factors in this decision is your budget and getting rid of credit card debt. As part of Financial Literacy Month, Talking Cents wants you to have a better understanding of how renting impacts your budget [...]

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