How Two Teachers Killed a $53,000 Debt Monster in 3 Years

East Article is reproduced with permission of NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet highlights people’s debt-payoff journeys. This month, Jae Bratton recounts how she and her husband applied a laser approach to eliminate debt,…

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How to get approved for the credit card you want

Applying for a credit card can be as easy as choosing one of the best rewards credit cards and filling out a short form. But getting approved for the card you want can…

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Why credit building is essential for stay-at-home spouses

sara ratner Spouses share a lot, but no matter your relationship status, your credit score belongs to you and only you. Even if you have 100% financial support from your spouse or partner,…

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How Stay-at-Home Spouses Can Build Credit

You share a lot with your spouse, but your credit score isn’t one of those things. Even if you have no income and your spouse supports you financially, it’s important to build your…

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Pay off credit card debt to improve your financial situation

Dear Rick: I am almost 20 years old and honestly, I have never been interested in my financial affairs. I have an IRA, some cash in the bank, and I own my home….

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Is ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ safer than a credit card for holiday shopping?

Image source: Getty Images The answers you need may be hidden in the fine print. Key points Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services and credit cards allow you to pay for purchases over…

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How to navigate credit and financial risk in a shaky economy

Burning US five and one dollar bills, London, August 8, 2011. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images) fake images I recently interviewed Sundeep Yerapotina, Chief Risk Officer (CRO CRO ) for Rewards Branded Cards…

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FICO is the most common credit scoring model. Its latest version analyzes your monthly credit balances

Insider experts pick the best products and services to help you make smart decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners, however our opinions are…

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Store credit cards may end up costing you more this holiday

Store credit cards seem like a great deal with those introductory discounts and interest-free initial payment periods. But if you’re not mindful of paying them, just wait until the bill is due, experts…

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VantageScore is the second largest credit scoring model. It is slowly gaining momentum, but it may become very important soon.

Insider experts pick the best products and services to help you make smart decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners, however our opinions are…

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