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Brendan Harkness

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Brendan has been writing about personal finance for over eight years. He makes sure that he covers the most important financial topics transparently and precisely, and that we have up-to-date information to meet your financial needs.

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A Guide to Credit Card Benefits Co-Signing for a Credit Card How To Check Your Free FICO® Score (and Every Other Free Credit Score) In Under 5 Minutes What Happens If I Don’t Use My Credit Card? Credit Card Inactivity, Explained Charging More for Paying With Credit Cards What Is a Good Credit Score? How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card: Lower Your APR, Pay Less Money What Is a Data Breach? What Should I Do If I Am a Victim of One? How To Keep Your Credit Scores High During Retirement Monitoring Your Credit Reports How Many Credit Cards Should You Have? Why It’s Smart To Get a Credit Card After Bankruptcy How To Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud: Scams, Skimmers, and Phishing What Does 0% Intro APR Mean? What Happens To My Credit Card Bill When I Make A Return? How Credit Card Refunds Work Does Closing a Credit Card Hurt Your Credit? Consumer Protection and Credit Legislation What Is an Adverse Action Notice? Is Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Worth It? The Definitive Guide to Building Business Credit Credit Reports Explained: What’s a Credit Report, and How Do You Read One? Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Preapproved Credit Card Offers How to Remove a Late Payment from Your Credit Reports Adding an Authorized User to Your Credit Card How To Dispute Errors and Mistakes in Your Credit Reports My Credit Card Is Lost or Stolen – What Do I Do Now? Credit Card Issuers vs. Networks – What’s the Difference? How To Change Your Credit Card Due Date How to Pay Off Debt: 6 Strategies That Work Chip Credit Cards: EMV, Chip-and-PIN, and Chip-and-Signature How to Increase Credit Limit (It’s Easier Than You Think!) Credit Card Security: 11 Do’s and Don’ts for Avoiding Identity Theft Anatomy of a Credit Card What Is APR? Your 6-Minute Guide to Annual Percentage Rates Credit Scores Defined: What Are Credit Scores and What Affects Them? Dealing With Fraud and Identity Theft

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