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12/17/15  Credit 101
How many credit cards should I have?

With a seemingly unending stream of credit card offers, it’s important to understand how your use of credit affects your credit score – for good and bad – before you sign on the dotted line. 

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12/16/15  Credit 101
How holiday shopping can impact your credit score

Between the elaborate window displays, sparkling lights and tantalizing sales, it's easy to get caught up in holiday shopping fever. But it’s important to keep an eye on your spending. Going overboard could not only take a toll on your budget — it could also damage your credit score. 

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12/5/15  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
EMV Debit Card Myths – BUSTED!

EMV cards have been in the news a bunch lately. But, what’s true and what’s false about these this new technology? We’ve worked with our partner, Visa, to help ensure you’re just getting the facts.

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7/29/15  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Should you get a rewards credit card?

What do you need to consider when deciding if you should get a rewards credit card? We’ll clue you in to the key deciding factor, along with a couple of situations which are exceptions to the usual rule of thumb. 

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6/5/15  Credit 101
Credit in college: Protecting your credit score

College students, learn how to protect and improve your credit score while you're still in school. In part two of our college-credit series, we share tips on how to use your new credit card smartly to establish a solid credit history.

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6/4/15  Career & EducationCredit 101
Credit in college: Getting a credit card

College students, learn how you can start building your credit history now, while you're still in school. In part one of a two-part series, we share tips on ways to get a credit card so that you can start to establish solid credit today. 

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