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1/26/17  Credit 101
Credit score tips to use in the new year

A good credit rating doesn't happen by itself, but it's easier to achieve when you commit to taking control of your finances. TransUnion shares expert tips to manage your credit score so you can have a more prosperous new year. 

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11/29/16  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSavings & Retirement
What should I do after I pay off my credit card debt?

Once you’ve paid off your last credit card bill, what should you do next? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, some options may align to your financial goals better than others. So, give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back and consider these tips to put yourself on the path to long-term financial wellness. 

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10/4/16  Credit 101Getting Out of Debt
Should I rescue my child from their financial mistakes?

While it’s natural to want to provide for loved ones, it’s often difficult to know where to draw the line when it comes to rescuing teens, college students and adult children from their financial blunders.

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8/27/16  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSavings & Retirement
What are the financial implications of getting a divorce?

If you’re going through the difficult process of separating from a spouse, there are some personal finance tips you should keep in mind. Being conscious of these core financial issues related to divorce can help soften the blow and be a first step down the long road toward resolution. 

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8/12/16  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
How can you recognize an ATM skimming device?

if you're heard about ATM skimmers, but just aren't sure what to look out for when you're at the ATM, check out this video showing ATM skimmers in action. 

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7/6/16  Credit 101
Two ways to increase or build your credit score today

Did you know that you can often lower your credit utilization ratio and raise your credit score by getting a credit line increase on your credit card? And if you’re just starting to build or rebuild your credit, asking a financially established relative or friend to add you as an authorized user on their credit card can help you to build your credit history.

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