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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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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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5/13/15  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Learn from my mistakes: tips to avoid credit card holds

Have you ever had a credit card declined when you knew for a fact that you were not even close to your credit limit? If so, it was probably because something made your bank or credit union suspect that the transaction was a fraudulent one. Learn more about a couple of situations that can trigger a transaction decline and how you can avoid them.

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5/12/15  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Avengers Assemble to activate (my bonus Alliant Rewards points)

One of our bloggers earned 1,000+ Rewards points on her Alliant Visa Platinum Rewards credit card when she saw the Avengers over its opening weekend. Learn how she activated this special offer and how you can sign up for email alerts of other special Rewards points offers. 

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