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  • How to Shop Smart & Secure Online Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 8:59 PM ET

    Follow these rules to make sure your credit card information stays safe this holiday season.

  • The 'Parallel Universe' of Credit Scores Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 8:58 PM ET

    Your FICO score is the be all and end all of your credit report, right? Wrong.

  • Paulson: Worsening Crisis Forced Change in Strategy Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 3:32 PM ET
    Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson defended his decision to change how the $700 billion bailout fund is used, telling CNBC it was forced by the spreading credit crisis.

  • Web Extra: The Real Deal Behind Prepaid Cards Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 9:20 PM ET

    Carmen explains how the price for owning a prepaid debit card is simply too high in this web exclusive.

  • Protect Your Credit from Identity Thieves Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 9:20 PM ET

    John Ulzheimer has a list of things to do to avoid becoming a victim - and what to do if you are.

  • Why Treasury Is Changing $700 Billion Bailout Fund Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 5:37 PM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The Treasury's decision to revamp the $700 billion bailout fund means it will focus on relatively healthy consumer debt rather than the toxic mortgages that triggered the crisis.

  • American Express Seeking $3.5 Billion: Report Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 6:53 AM ET

    American Express, recently approved to become a bank-holding company, is looking for $3.5 billion from the federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

  • Success Story: What Carmen Did For Me Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    One of our most inspiring guests thanked Carmen for helping her get back on her feet. Here's what she said.

  • Busting the Top Three Credit Myths Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:10 PM ET

    What you really need to know to boost your score.

  • Another big bank offers a plan to keep people in their homes. Here's what it means if Citi holds your mortgage.

  • Fed Approves AmEx as Bank Holding Company Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    American Express said it won approval to become a bank holding company, in a step that could cut its borrowing costs and give it more access to government money.

  • Good Debt vs. Bad Debt Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    How to know the difference between debt that helps you and debt that hurts you.

  • Cramer: Why GM Matters So Much Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The failure of this auto company, or its Big Three peers, could be as catastrophic as that of any major bank.

  • Credit-Free Holiday: Carmen's Coupon Guide Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    Make it through the holidays without putting anything on your plastic. Use these web sites to help you.

  • Credit Fixes That Stick Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:09 PM ET

    Credit card companies are making plenty of fixes on their end to make it more difficult to get the best rates. What are you doing about it?

  • Carmen's Tips for Increasing Your Savings Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:20 PM ET

    Having savings is the key to keeping control of your money even when the economy is working against you.

  • A Little Debt Can Go a Long Way Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:19 PM ET

    Want to raise your credit score? Believe it or not, it's best to carry some debt to do so.

  • "Credit Repair" Companies -- Declined! Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Watch out for so-called "credit repair" companies that claim to be able to work miracles with your credit rating by removing all of the negative items. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

  • Even With the Selloff, Market Still Seeks Bottom Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 5:39 PM ET

    The search for a market bottom likely will continue through the rest of the year and into 2009, as signs  emerge that a turning point is not yet upon Wall Street.

  • Easy Ways to Boost Your Credit Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    John Ulzheimer offers some tips for how to clear the blemishes from your credit report without paying a middleman to do it.