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Your First Credit Card – What to Consider

Sponsored by Capital One Picking your first credit card can feel overwhelming. There are hundreds to choose from and how are you supposed to know what’s best for your unique situation? Parents, older siblings and friends may give advice –

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Financial Pet Peeve: The Worst Credit Score Myth of All

There is a perverse myth that’s taken hold in our recently credit-score-obsessed culture. A myth so upsetting to my delicate feminine emotions, it leaves me longing for the days of fainting couches. This myth is doing damage to the already

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Frugal Find Friday: Stacking Cash Back Rewards

I’m not much of a gamer when it comes to churning credit cards for rewards, travel or cash back. (I’ve only once applied for a credit card in order to get a free flight — which I still haven’t cashed

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College Students Still Face Crippling Credit Card Rates

Credit card lenders around the country are beginning to salivate as college students head to campus — though not as enthusiastically as they once did. Young adults used to be a powerful debt-generating machine, and banks took full advantage. Then

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5 Credit Card Myths Hurting Your Wallet and Credit Score

Thus far I haven’t re-posted any of my articles that I’ve been writing over at MagnifyMoney.com, but I feel very strongly that this one needs as many eyeballs as possible!! Credit cards, like any financial product, seem to create a

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The Case for College Students to Have Credit Cards

Incoming freshmen receive dozens of warnings before stepping foot onto their college campus for the first time: Mom and dad caution them to not get carried away with extra curricular activities and instead focus on their grades. Older siblings kindly

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Save Thousands on Credit Card Debt with Balance Transfers

Last weekend, a bachelorette party I was attending took an odd turn. Instead of chattering about the impending nuptials and playing suggestive games, the women discussed their troubled finances. I listened to the angst as two schoolteachers bemoaned the stress

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When to Take the Upsell

Last year, my boyfriend and I celebrated Christmas with tickets to see the Broadway musical “Wicked.” Caught up in the splendor of the holidays in New York City, we decided to indulge in some horrifically overpriced theater cocktails. As the

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Let’s Do Something New and Talk About How to Handle Debt

Today marks two firsts on Broke Millennial. 1) The first guest post, ever. 2) Talking about debt. (Props if you understand the link). I’ll let you get acquainted with one of my favorite personal finance bloggers. Don’t worry, she likes

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Paper or Plastic? How to Deal with Credit Cards vs Cash

[Rerun warning for long-time readers] As a freshman in college my first financial decision was to get a credit card. I can sense you financially savvy readers wince. Usually, credit cards and college freshman are about as compatible as the

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