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eight things a credit card user should know

...and much more you probably don't

interviews

banking industry executives, consumer advocates, and a federal regulator

a credit card quiz

How much do you know about Americans' use of credit cards?

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"Credit Cards and Personal Responsibility," "The Rise of the Industry," "Your Credit Score," "When the Debt Collector Calls" and more...

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Secret History of The Credit Card
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