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Teaching Your Child Responsible Credit

Is credit card management the right move? Learn from this USA Today article how you can help your child begin to build a good credit history in three different ways.

Shop Carefully Through Holiday Credit Card Promotions

So you are planning to sign up for a credit card with a special promotion this holiday season. Read this NerdWallet article to understand the differences between deferred interest and an introductory 0% annual percentage rate, and why the difference is so important.

Finance Charges Defined

This USA Today article elaborates on credit card finance charges, and ways you can prevent these charges.

Secure Online Holiday Shopping

This video from Bloomberg highlights some good security tips to follow as you are beginning your online shopping this holiday season.

Balance Transfers and Credit Score

You've decided to transfer credit card debt to a card with a lower rate- how does this affect your credit score? This NerdWallet article explains.

Happy Healthy Holiday Credit

As the holidays begin, purchases multiply. This feature from Mint is another article focusing on how to be a careful holiday spender. Mint explains why your utilization rate is so important, and how to make sure it stays on track.

Debit Cards Versus Credit Cards

Which is smarter to utilize- debit or credit cards- and at what times? This ClickOrlando article focuses on credit, budget, as well as security considerations.

Think Carefully Before Signing Up for a Store Credit Card

Especially during holiday season, it can be tempting to sign up for a store credit card, when you hear sales pitches with promises of rewards and first purchase discounts. Read these two articles to explore why you might want to get more information before you sign up for a store credit card:

  • Learn more in this Payment Week article.
  • Learn more in this CNN article.

Shopping for a Credit Card?

This The Motley Fool article details benefits and features you may want to search for, before deciding which new credit card to choose.

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