Category Archives: Credit cards

The Power of Your Credit Score

Your grade point average (GPA) may have been the single most important score that teachers, academic institutions, and companies used to determine your ability to learn and take responsibility. Because there was such value placed on your GPA, you probably … Continue reading

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Earning our stripes in credit

Credit cards are a lot like fire. They can be very useful, and there is a lot of modern life that has been simplified with their ready access, but there are definitely stories of people getting burned as they learn … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Co-Signer? Credit Card Reform Act

How many of you have been tempted by a “free giveaway” to buy something? When I was in college, companies would set up tables, enticing students by offering pizza and t-shirts if they signed up for their products. During my… Continue reading

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Lessons in credit

It seemed as if on the last day of high school, I was already receiving credit card offers in the mail. I had never considered having a credit card before and my parents had never brought it up before until… Continue reading

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Don’t ruin your credit

It’s so easy to spend money once you graduate from college. For one, you feel a little bit entitled. After living like a student for four years, you’ve earned your degree and you may want to finally own some new… Continue reading

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The real cost of retail therapy

Have you ever been in your favorite store with a cool new pair of jeans, a new t-shirt, and a slew of other clothes in hand, ready to pay when the cashier says, “If you open a store credit card… Continue reading

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On being “average”

We all strive to be above average in some of the things we do. Scholars are hoping to surpass the average grades, athletes are striving for higher than average statistics, you get the picture. Yet we tend to settle on… Continue reading

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Introduction to credit

Editor’s note: We want to take some time to talk about one of your most important financial assets: your credit. Over the next few days, Barbara, Kathy, and our newest blogger Cheryl will be dissecting credit — why it’s important,… Continue reading


Picture this!

My Wells Fargo® Credit Card doesn’t look like any other credit card in the world! Want to know why? I used the newest Wells Fargo feature called the Wells Fargo Card Design StudioSM service to put a picture of my… Continue reading


Realistic resolutions

Happy 2009! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  I’m not a particularly successful resolution-keeper. Last year, I vowed to eat healthier, and for six weeks it was nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, salads for lunch, and Lean Cuisine®  for… Continue reading

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