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A retailer’s interest-free financing will sting if you’re not careful with payments.
It’s convenient and usually cheaper, but there are a few things to watch out for.
Letting your card issuer know you’re going overseas could prevent it from cutting off your privileges once those strange charges start rolling in.
Debit cards outdid credit cards in dollar volume in 2006 for the first time as consumers increasingly chose a pay-as-you-go strategy.
Putting a freeze on your credit reports eliminates any chance of identity theft. A bill pending in the House would limit that option.
Check out this roundup of all things pertaining to credit cards from interest rates to the monthly statement to how finance charges are calculated.
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