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Why Credit Cards for Bad Credit are Your Greatest Credit Repair Tools

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If you’re not sure where to begin rebuilding your credit score, consider opening up a credit card for people with bad credit. We know what you’re probably thinking: ‘He’s joking, right?’ Believe it or not, one of the most simple ways you can start the process of repairing your poor credit is by opening a […]

The Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping 2012

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The holiday shopping season seems to sneak up on us practically every year. It seems like just yesterday that everyone you know was in a mad rush to get their holiday shopping done. In the excitement of the holiday season, however, many people forget to do a little financial research that could end up saving […]

6 Tips for Wise Credit Card Usage

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With all the credit card debt out there, it seems like it would be helpful to define what appropriate credit card usage is. This begins with a preliminary observation. That is simply this – credit card usage is a choice. Thus, if you’ve proven to yourself that you can’t use them appropriately, then you’re better […]

Identity Theft Protection: What You Should Do

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Identity theft is when someone uses your personally identifiable information (like Social Security number, financial account numbers, credit card numbers, etc.) to commit crimes or fraud. Identity theft is a growing crime these days, and it’s important to know about identity theft protection so you can guard against unwanted compromises with your financial information. Below […]

How to Win the Fight Against Your Own Worst Enemy

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Ever feel like you are your own worst enemy! I confess I do. In college I definitely was! In fact, a free t-shirt is all it took. It was as if the smiling face on the other side of the table assured me that a credit card would be the first step toward freedom for an […]

10 Credit Card Traps Just Waiting to Trip You Up!

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A recent article on Yahoo Finance referenced 7 credit card traps to watch out for.  It was a good article outlining a few of the traps out there with credit cards. Personally, I find credit cards to be extremely helpful as a business owner, and in our personal finances, but that comes only after a toilet-cleaning campaign […]

Personal Credit Cards VS Small Business Credit Cards for Starting a Business

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Starting a business necessarily involves significant amounts of capital spending. The industry, and the product or service the business seeks to provide, may dictate purchasing equipment, factory or office space and hiring employees. Entrepreneurs who want to start a business and work at building it full-time have little choice but to go into debt. The […]

7 Simple Ways To Increase Your Credit Score

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There are so many scams out there that claim to be able to fix or repair your credit. Many of them will actually charge you an outrageous fee and pretend to wipe all negative information from your credit report. Finding and fixing problems with your credit is easier than it seems.

Should Your Credit Card Have No Preset Spending Limit?

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When selecting a credit card or a charge card there are myriad options and features to consider. You must compare rates and fees, decide what type of rewards you want (in any), and determine from which issuer and on what network your card will be. The breadth of this process is ever-changing as features, products […]

3 Reasons You Should Cancel Your Credit Cards and Ignore Credit Scores

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Many financial planners and credit score experts recommend that you do not cancel your credit cards because doing so will lower your credit score. While they are technically correct, I am not listening to conventional wisdom. In fact, I am cancelling my credit cards largely because I have always had more credit cards in my […]

This Week in Personal Finance – April 9, 2010

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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around the R2 household and office!  There seems to be just a lot of stuff going on. I’m really looking forward to some rest this weekend! But, it’s another week in the books and it’s time for a quick tour. This Week in Personal Finance takes a look at interesting […]