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Do credit reports and/or credit scores merge when you get married? Do credit reports and/or credit scores merge when you get married?

After you get married, you and your spouse share a lot of things, but one thing that you don't share is a credit score.

About prepaid cards About prepaid cards

The most important thing to know about prepaid cards is that they are not credit cards, but they can offer many of the benefits that credit cards offer.

Banking Tips


New rules for ATM/debit cards
New ATM/Debit Card rules eliminate automatic overdraft protection, unless you specifically authorize the service and the charges.

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Communications Tips


Buy from an authorized online dealer
Authorized online dealers are just that - authorized to be sellers of cell phones and plans online. OK, why is this important to know?

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Credit Cards Tips

Credit Cards

What to know about the CARD Act and business credit cards
The CARD Act does not cover small business credit cards, but there is a section for future plans that deal with small businesses and credit cards.

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Insurance Tips


Emergency planning: Give family members important documents
Make copies of important information, like insurance and bank documents, and store them away from your home in the event of a regional catastrophe.

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Home Loans Tips

Home Loans

Know your bank’s communication policies
Even if you don't have the time to find out the specifics of the communication policies of each bank that you do business with, you can apply the following general rules to most banks.

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