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The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

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If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.

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The deadline's passed and you won't be getting a refund. It's okay — you have options, but you must exercise them to avoid big penalties or worse.

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Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

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Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Hired a Financial Planner?

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Account in Collections? Here's How to Fix It

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How to Score More Loyalty Perks From Your Credit Card Company

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