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Credit Card Fraud

Your Liability for Unauthorized Credit and Debit Card Charges

If you lose your ATM, debit, or credit card, don't panic. Federal laws and bank policies limit your liability for unauthorized charges, as long as you...

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How to Choose a Credit Card

If you are in the market for a credit card, you can save yourself lots of money by shopping around. Before you sign up for a new card, make sure you u...

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The Credit Card Act: More Protection for Cardholders

The Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure Act of 2009 (also called the Credit CARD Act) provides new protections to credit cardholders by limiting...

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Kids and Credit Cards: When Are They Ready for Plastic?

Young people can get a credit card at age 18, and even younger with a parent's consent. Should you encourage your child to get a credit card or help h...

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How to Dispute a Billing Error on Your Debit or Credit Card Statement

Once in a while, you may find an error on your ATM, debit, credit, or charge card statement. Know your rights and obligations if you discover an error...

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Secured Credit Cards and Cosigned Credit Cards -- If All Else Fails

Having a credit card is convenient, useful in an emergency, and helps build a positive credit history. But if you have bad credit, getting a credit ca...

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Getting a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

Having a credit card is convenient, useful in an emergency, and helps build a positive credit history. But if you have bad credit, getting a credit ca...

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Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Credit cards, if used unwisely, can lead to a mountain of debt. If you charge more than you can afford, make low monthly payments, or pay late, you ma...

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Automatic Deductions: Watch Out for Errors

Automatic deductions from bank accounts can be a convenient way to pay some regular bills. Nowadays people pre-authorize monthly debits for everything...

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