Virginia C McGuire

Virginia C McGuire

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I write about credit cards, general personal finance, real estate, architecture, gardening and cities.

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The Christian Science Monitor

Why applying for the wrong credit cards can make bad credit worse ...

Why applying for the wrong credit cards can make ba...

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Five reasons to give your kid a credit card - CSMonitor.com

Five reasons to give your kid a credit card - CSMon...

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Having one credit card that's just for bills can reduce your fraud risk

Having one credit card that's just for bills can reduce the impact and inconvenience that happens if your card or wallet gets stolen....

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How international students and immigrants can get a credit card

Getting a credit card can be more difficult for newcomers to the US, but it's not impossible....

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EMV chip cards: everything you need to know

Today, Oct. 1, is the day retailers and credit card issuers must either switch to EMV chip technology or assume greater liability for fraudulent purchases. If you received a new chip card already, you’ll probably get one in the near future....

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When should you pass up bigger credit card rewards?

Some credit cards offer big perks, while others are more plain. Ultimately, you should choose the credit card that works for you and your lifestyle....

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Frozen accounts plague Rushcard prepaid card network

Prepaid debit cards are attract many people who don't have access to traditional bank accounts and often struggle financially. Being denied access to their accounts is not helping. If you need a prepaid debit card, there may be better options than RushCard out there....

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Here's how secured credit cards work

Using a secured credit card can be a useful step in establishing your credit history and a great bridge to using more traditional, unsecured cards....