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    There are a host of financial and legal scenarios for which you need to be prepared--in some case simply by leaving your home state.

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    Lending money to family members and good friends is always risky, but if you must follow these guidelines to make it rational, reasonable and legal.

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    Talking about money with family can be extremely stressful, but it is possible to do it and do it well, if you remember some simple rules: Do it early, build the relationship, and have empathy.

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    The credit card giant reported a profit that more than doubled from a year ago on a per-share basis, and the earnings also beat Wall Street forecasts.

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    American Express, the largest U.S. credit card company by purchases, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results after the closing bell on Thursday, January 21. Here is a look at how AmEx shares traded during the most recent earnings reports.

  • Mathew Gauvin was the winner of the 1st Annual Consumers Union Dangers of Debt Cartoon Contest.

    The Internet is loaded with turn-debt-into-wealth scams but here’s one that will actually make you money. Guaranteed.

  • The bears say no. Find out what Cramer thinks.

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    Consumer borrowing has fallen to record lows in wake of the 10 percent unemployment rate, but spending may still return to levels seen before the economic downturn, said personal finance expert Stacy Johnson.

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    Five Tips including this: Since you will likely have 2-4 decades before you'll need this money, consider investing 70%-80% in equities/stocks. Do not be too conservative with your allocation.

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    Credit card companies are making major changes to  customer agreements that could mean new fees and lower credit limits. Not being aware of the changes could prove costly or even embarrassing.

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    An increasing number of Americans are dissatisfied with their banks and are joining  credit unions, which offer most of the same products and services, sometimes at a better price.

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    If you carry a balance on store-brand cards or if you miss a payment on your no-interest purchase, you can end up wiping out those initial savings, and then some, the NY Times reports.

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    Making a New Year's resolution this year? If you are, there's a good chance that this year's pledge will be focused on improving your finances.

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    Bank of America is sending its credit card customers a one-page letter with a simple explanation of the interest rates and fees they're being charged starting Monday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday as the dollar pullled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. The Dow was up more than 100 points at the open and continued higher after a report showed a sharp jump in existing-home sales.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    A holiday-shortened trading week begun with all signs pointing to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday, with the dollar weakening and gold hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce.

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    For the first time in a decade, more people paid their credit card bills on time in the third quarter this year than in the second quarter.

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    Major retailers and card companies are reporting credit card data for October...with mixed results.