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Could Your Credit Score End Your Marriage?

Couples with a greater disparity in their credit scores are more likely to break up, according to preliminary results of a study by Federal Reserve Board researchers.

12 Holiday Cyber Scams to Watch Out For

As more consumers pick up their smartphones and tablets to go holiday shopping, cyber crooks are trying just about everything to dupe them out of their hard-earned money. To keep you protected, we asked an online security expert to list the season's hottest scams and how to avoid them.

5 Great Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

When it comes to holiday shopping, not all credit cards are created equal. The best card to choose depends on the kind of shopper you are. But no matter how you do your holiday shopping, there's one credit card strategy to avoid.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a House Right Now

Interest rates are at historic lows, and the housing market is showing signs of rebounding. Still, many people who want to are unable to get in on the action. But what if that's actually good for them? Here are five reasons why people with damaged credit maybe shouldn't buy a house right now.

Your Secret Weapon in Merchant Disputes: The Chargeback

Credit cards can protect you against fraudulent charges, and some can bag you cash-back rewards. But perhaps the best thing about paying with a credit card is that in the event of a dispute with a merchant, it provides the ultimate ace up your sleeve: the chargeback.

Merchants May Win the Right to Charge Credit Card Users More

Merchants have long sought the right to charge customers more for paying with a credit card, which would help them defray the cost of accepting plastic. That's currently banned by Visa and MasterCard, but deal in the works could change that.

To Pay or Not to Pay? How to Handle Old Debts

With interest rates at record lows, now is the time to refinance your mortgage. But what if you find an old unpaid debt that's impairing your credit score? The answer isn't as obvious as you might think.

5 Credit Rules Everyone Should Follow

Managing credit correctly requires discipline -- otherwise, it's easy to slip into big money trouble. That's why it's important to have some guidelines. Here are five rules everyone should follow.

Can You Have Too Much Credit?

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful," said film star Mae West. But what about too much credit? Is having a lot of credit a wonderful thing as well?