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January 6, 2021

Think about it. You are a recent college graduate with a new job, but you have nothing other than student loans on your credit report. You don’t...
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January 5, 2021

According to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 45 million consumers in the United States have either little or no credit history. I...
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January 4, 2021

Have you ever wondered how a prepaid card works? How does the money get onto the card? How do you keep track of your spending or know if your deposit ...
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December 30, 2020

You’ve probably experienced something like this in your life. You buy a brand new laptop. It’s all set up and ready to use. You place it o...
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December 29, 2020

In October 2015, the fraud liability laws in the United States changed to encourage merchants to switch to EMV chip credit cards. EMV cards are more s...
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December 28, 2020

Wells Fargo is one of the most prominent financial institutions in America, and has one of the most interesting histories. It was formed in San Franci...
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December 23, 2020

American Express has one of the more prestigious names in the credit card industry. But many people don’t know that it began as a freight forwar...
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December 22, 2020

The program started in December 2018. Since its debut, it has helped millions of consumers increase their credit score. Some see substantial increases...
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December 21, 2020

Venmo is a peer-to-peer payment platform that PayPal acquired in 2013. Venmo can be used to send money to friends and family members, and it is also a...
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December 14, 2020

While people with good or excellent credit can qualify for dozens of credit card offers, those with poor or no credit usually struggle to get approved...
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