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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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your credit score

Managing your credit begins and ends with knowing your credit score. Your credit score is directly reflective of your credit report, containing the history of everything in relation to your credit past and present. To wrap up March’s Credit Education Month, we’re going to give you a simple run down of how your credit score is calculated so [...]

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DIY projects for the home to avoid consumer debt

Consumer debt is easy to fall into especially as the spring home improvement season starts. Many homeowners get caught up in the projects, going over budget or never starting with one. If you are facing credit card debt but still want to accomplish some home improvement projects, try out these easy DIY spring cleaning projects to get [...]

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It’s that time of year again. College athletes across the country are gearing up for the biggest games of their athletic careers. While millions will watch and fill out their March Madness brackets trying to pick the winner, we’re using our bracket to work towards a different goal… Debt relief!

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